Admission and application bachelor

Here you can find information about the admission process for a Bachelor degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Each bachelor programme has its own specific admission requirements and application procedure you will need to meet and follow. On the programme specific page, you will find their requirements and deadlines:

If you do not meet the language or math requirements of the programme, you will be asked to demonstrate your skills with a proficiency test. Keep the deadlines of these tests in mind, to ensure a smooth application process.

You found a programme you like and you meet the requirements. The next step is to have a look at the finances. Check out our FAQ on finances, where you will learn all about tuition fees, the costs of living in the Netherlands, information on scholarships and more.

Non-EU/EEA students: don’t forget the expenses and deadlines for an immigration procedure.

The first step of the application is to register for your programme of choice in Studielink. After your registration in Studielink, you can apply for your programme of choice. You will then receive instructions from the university about how to submit your application, and where to upload the required documents.

Because of the selective nature of all international bachelor programmes of Erasmus University Rotterdam, meeting the requirements does not automatically mean you will be selected. After you have submitted your application, we will take all uploaded documents into consideration. 

If you have not yet completed your secondary school education, please ask your school counsellor to complete this diploma statement.

To finalise your application, you need to hand in your diploma and final transcript (for some diploma’s we ask additional documents, such as university entrance examination results). Please send certified copies of your diploma and final transcript to us by post (see FAQ for address details). Erasmus University Rotterdam will never ask you to send your originals documents.

Certified hardcopies
Certified hardcopies are copies of official documents which are stamped and signed by a school official, notary or other authorised person. The stamps and signatures should be freshly placed on top of the hardcopies, in “wet” ink. They cannot be scans or copies of already stamped and signed documents.

Certified translations
We accept diplomas and transcripts in Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Italian and French. If your original diploma and transcript are not in one of these languages, we need certified translations. With certified translations, we mean exact translations made by a sworn translator. These translations also need to be stamped and signed in wet ink.

Digitally/online verfiable diploma's
If your diploma can be verified online via your institution or the Ministry of Education of your country, please provide the necessary information. For example documents with QR codes or the admit card ID for the Indian Senior School Certificate. The International Baccalaureate diploma can also be verified online: see our institutional codes in the FAQ.


Since entry requirements and selection procedures for each programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam are decided by the programmes themselves, they differ per programme. Therefore, we are forwarding you straight to the programme page for information on the admission process. Contact information for the programme of your choice can also be found on the programme page. Feel free to contact them about programme-specific procedures.

Note: it is our policy not to give information about admissibility over email. When in doubt: apply via Studielink. We will review every application.

If you want to share your IB/TOELF/SAT results with us, use one of the below institutional codes. Please note that the Central Admissions Office’s code is different from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) code.

International Baccalaureate Organization

  • 036995 (Erasmus University Rotterdam – Central Admissions)
  • 034892 (RSM)
  • 037280 (ESE)


  • 7199 (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • 0798 (RSM)
  • 2641 (Erasmus University Rotterdam, ESHCC)
  • 5394 (ESE)


  • 6757

Please contact the Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC) for al your questions related to tuition fees.

If you are from Ukraine and are facing difficulties with your financial situation, study progress and residence status/visa, please have a look at our EUR War in Ukraine page

We are aware that the official results of the A-levels are published mid-August, which is after the deadline for handing in your certified copies (1st of August). Your school can, therefore, send us your Provisional Statement of Results, as issued by the Exam Board, when it becomes available.

If you get an email from your faculty or the Central Admissions Office that you are conditionally admitted, congratulations! However, please keep in mind that if you did not graduate yet at the time of your application, you still need to obtain your diploma and attain the minimal grade requirements your conditional offer is based on.

Regardless of already having arranged housing or a flight to Rotterdam, you are not admissible if these requirements are not met.

That is possible! Contact your faculty and get a tour from a student ambassador who studies the programme you are interested in.

In the Netherlands, student housing is not arranged by the university. You need to arrange accommodation yourself. Although Erasmus University Rotterdam has reserved accommodation for about 25% of our yearly incoming international students, most of you will need to secure housing on the private market. Please have a look at our Housing for International Students page.

Take a look at here for more information on how to request these documents.

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