Courses and Study Information

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) offers bachelor courses to incoming exchange students. Master courses are only allowed to be followed by Master students - no exceptions.

Important pointers to keep in mind for taking courses at our school during your exchange as an ESHCC student are as follows:

  • The majority of courses (≥50% of the total number of EC*) should be in your host department (i.e. History, Arts & Culture Studies or Communication & Media)
  • The full time workload is 30 EC per semester (15 EC per term).
  • The academic calendar of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication consists of four terms per year. Each semester is divided into two terms.
  • Exchange students need to take a minimum of 5 EC per term, and 15 EC per semester.
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam does not have an add/drop week. 
  • You are welcome to drop a course (if you still meet the min. course/term requirements), but you cannot trade it for another course.

For more information about the academic calendar, courses, and study information in general - please browse the pages in this section.

* European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

Registration Procedure

Course periodRegistration period
Fall semester - Term 130 July- 15 August (noon)
Fall semester - Term 21 October - 17 October (noon)
Spring semester - Term 3 & Term 424 December - 9 January (noon)