Preparation

Current facets (Pre-Master)

  • Introduction Activities

    ESHCC 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.

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  • Immigration

    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. 

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  • 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.

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  • Finances

    How are you going to finance your stay in Rotterdam? Find out about the Dutch living costs, how to open a bank account, and opportunities for scholarships.
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  • 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.

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  • Buddy

    A buddy can help you settle into Rotterdam and answer any questions you have before or during exchange. 

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  • How to get to Rotterdam

    Rotterdam can be accessed 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 metros. 

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  • International Student Handbook

    Download the Student Exchange Handbook.

    It is full of practical information that will help you settle in fast and easy!