Before your exchange

Day at the Erasmus University Rotterdam Campus
  • Checklist preparation

    To make sure you did not forget anything we recommend you check our checklist.

  • Introduction activities

    Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus university Rotterdam offer several introduction activities. One of them, The Take-Off, is mandatory. But we highly recommend that you try to participate in all of them.

  • Immigration procedures

    Most international students from outside the EU/EEA studying in the Netherlands for more than 90 days need to apply for an entry visa and/or a Dutch residence permit. Students with a non EU/EEA nationality that have done their previous education in the Netherlands need to follow the procedure for switching institutions concerning their residence permit.

  • Courses and course registration

    Find out how you can register for courses that you wish to take during your exchange. Here you will also learn which courses are available to you and how our educational system works. 

  • Housing

    Finding a place to stay while still in your home country can be quite difficult, so we advise you to start your search for accommodation as soon as possible.

  • Opening a Dutch bank account

    You can already begin the procedure of opening a Dutch bank account. International students who wish to open a Dutch bank account can do so at several banks.

  • Insurance

    When you're studying in the Netherlands you're required to have a health insurance. Find out more about which health insurance suits you best.

  • How to get to Rotterdam

    Rotterdam can be reached in many different ways: by plane, train, car, bus and boat. There are regular flights from all major cities in the neighbouring countries to Rotterdam Airport, and the city itself has an extensive network of buses, trams and metro.

  • International Student Handbook

    Download the Student Exchange Handbook, full of practical information that will help you settle in fast and easy!
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