On this, and the underlying pages, you will find some useful information that will help you with an easy start with your new study. For instance you can find information about examination periods or a brief introduction to our educational information systems. You will find the information below.
The Erasmus University Rotterdam encourages you not to experience delays in your study. You may compensate for some fails and re-sit a limited number of subjects. At the end of your first year you receive a binding study advice. This advice is positive if you pass year one first time around.
When you would like to know when the educational periods are starting and ending, you can consult the Academic Calendar. You can find out when exactly you will have examinations and how the academic year is structured.
When you start your first academic year at the Erasmus School of Economics you will experience a lot new things and therefore might have a lot of questions. “ Where can I buy my books? Where are the lecture rooms? How do I register for examinations, tutorial groups, etc? How do I need to prepare my examination?”
To help you finding answers for all these questions you will be assigned a tutor. Your tutor is a student in his/her second or third year, who can tell you a lot about the study programme, the university and student life. With a group of around 15 other students you will have some meetings and personal conversations with your tutor. The purpose of Guidance is to find your way around the university as soon as possible. Your tutor can also advise you to arrange a meeting with a study adviser or a student dean.
For questions about the study programme you can always come across by the Information desk of the Education Service Centre (H6-02). The Information desk is the first contact for all students. If the Information desk is not able to provide you the correct answer, they will always help you to find the person or office which can answers your questions.
Do you have a complex questions or would you like to explain your personal situation more thoroughly, you can make an appointment with the study adviser. For shorter questions you can always reach for the study advisers through the consultation hours or e-mail.
Bachelor students of all bachelor programmes at the Erasmus School of Economics can go on an international exchange programme in their third your of study. Through this international exchange you can enrich your education with an international perspective. You will learn new skills and grow personally. Studying abroad will help you to make contacts all around the world and to invest in a career abroad.
For more information on going on exchange, check the website for outgoing exchange students
IT and computer facilities
The Erasmus School of Economics is well known to have excellent IT and computer facilities. More than 200 computers are available in the computer labs, in the University library and on the mail walls. In addition, there is a room with 10 plug-in spots for laptops. For more information about the facilities, click here.
IT for students
When you are admitted long before the beginning of the academic year, you will be sent temporary account details. With these details you can login in the computer labs, login in Blackboard and you can mail. Even before you start studying you can make use of the IT facilities from the Erasmus School of Economics. When your admission is definite, your account will be permanent from September. Modifications of your password on personal.idm.eur.nl will be directly synchronized with the Windows password you use to login in the Erasmus School of Economics computer labs on the third floor of the H-building. More information about these facilities, click here.
Education information systems
In support of education, the Erasmus School of Economics uses three information systems: Blackboard, SIN-online and Osiris. In these systems you can consult your online timetable or find specific course information. More information about these three information systems can be found here. The portal for to all central systems is MyEUR. During the introduction for first year students, the Erasmus School of Economics Take-off, you receive all required information about these systems.
All information about the courses, mandatory literature and timetable can be found in the study schedule of the programme you are starting. You can find out exactly which books you need to purchase. Below you can learn how different ways to purchase your literature.
In the study schedule all courses, with its content, and timetables for all programmes for the upcoming academic year are explained.
- International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics
- International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research
If you are interested in which books you are going to use for the courses you can consult the study schedule to find this information about the courses. In the course guide you can find the required literature below.
Order books online
If you like to receive more information regarding mandatory literature, please visit the Study Store. Filter on your University and faculty and select the respective year you request the booklist for. If you order your literature online, please take into account the delivery time.
The study associations (EFR, FAECTOR and Christiaanse-Taxateur) also offer the sales of the books. In the first week of every block you can buy your books at their stand. Member of the study association receive a 10% discount. More information about the sales of books can be found through these associations.
You can also take a look at the website for current Bachelor students, which can provide information about education and practical issues. You will find this website by following the link below. Please note that this information (for current students) will also be explained to you at the start of the academic year on 2 September.
All new students International Bachelor Economics and Business Economics (IBEB) will get courses in mathematics during their first year. The skills taught in these courses are necessary for the rest of the study. A lot of students experience difficulties with mathematics. That is why the Erasmus School of Economics offers new students a voluntary Summer Course in Mathermatics.