If this is the case, you have to abide by stricter progress requirements than your Dutch peers. For both the Bachelor program and the Pre-Master program, you must have earned all (first-year) 60 EC at the end of your first year. For Master programs you must have earned at least 50% of the EC load at the end of your first year. For a 60 EC Master program, this means you must have earned at least 30 EC after one year to maintain your residency permit.

If you are in danger of not meeting this requirement because of personal circumstances, it’s important to see both the Student Advisor and the International Officers at the EUR. For more information, see here.

You certainly can. Students who require special provisions during exams for a variety of disabilities or limitations can submit a request via Osiris Case. For more information, see our page about studying with a functional impairment.

The TER (OER) of your program contains all agreements, rules, and regulations that both you and your university are bound to abide by. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the content of the TER as soon as you start your studies/ Please contact us when the regulations described in the TER are not followed properly. Use the link at the bottom of the page to find the various TER documents for ESHPM.

Occasionally, certain life events may negatively impact one’s academic progress. Consequently, it is extremely important that you contact the student advisor to discuss your circumstances—within four weeks. In addition to tailor-made advice and guidance, the student advisor can introduce a range of measurements to limit your study delay. 

The following circumstances are considered ‘personal circumstances’

  • functional impairments such as illness, psychical or sensory limitations.
  • pregnancy/parenthood
  • special circumstances in the family
  • other circumstances as referred to in Article 2.1. of the WHW Implementation Decree.


  • personal circumstances are reported to the Student Advisor immediately after occurrence, and ultimately within 4 weeks
  • the circumstances can be proven by evidence (for instance, a written statement by a doctor, specialist, or therapist)
  • the personal circumstances obstruct and negatively interfere with the student’s academic progress, and this is also evident in his or her results (causality).
  • If necessary the Student Advisor can refer you to the Student Counsellors of Erasmus University for questions about Study finance or academic study choice or to the University psychologists for individual or group therapy.


In case you’re studying with dyslexia or a similar reading disorder, it’s not always necessary to book an appointment with student advice since students are often familiar with what provisions work well for them. In case you’d like to request a provision such as additional exam time or a larger exam paper, submit a request through Osiris Case that includes your dyslexia diagnosis certificate. For more information, see our page about studying with a functional impairment.

In case you’re new to the EUR, please note that the university offers a varied selection of workshops and training sessions (including in English) on effective academic skills.

An academic program requires different skills than other studies. Consequently, a student may be confronted with studying methods that no longer work (but did in the past). Contrary to any high school study pattern, you must utilize the daytime hours between your classes, in addition to several hours in the evenings and on weekends. Being critical of your own approach to studying and finding out which methods work for you and which do not is crucial in to success.  

Some tips: make use of the exam review and discuss your results with your lecturer. Even if you receive a positive grade, go to the exam review to investigate why you did well, so you can use this information for future assignments.  

Ask fellow students for tips and tricks. Keep an eye on the web page “Workshops and training,” the topic “study skills” is put on the agenda regularly. Don’t struggle too long, make an appointment with the Student Advisor to discuss your situation.

Some General Guidelines:

  1. Develop a sound study schedule, which includes your free daytime hours. Determine WHEN you will study each day of the week; do not try to determine what you will study too far in advance. This decision must be determined by the pressures of that particular period.
  2. Plan and work ahead. Allow yourself cushions of time to take care of the unexpectedly long or difficult assignment.
  3. Maintain good health habits. Eat and sleep regularly. Allow for one hour of recreation each weekday, preferably before or after your evening meal.
  4. Seek academic help when you need it. Ask your student advisor for specific help in this area. Keep a list of instructor office hours for each course and use them.

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