International Student Organisation

ESN-Rotterdam is the International Student Organisation in Rotterdam, which organises several events throughout the year for all international students at Erasmus University. Add them on Facebook (ESN-Rotterdam) or keep an eye out on their website ( to stay updated.

ESN Introduction Days

Every semester, ESN-Rotterdam organises much appreciated introduction days for international students. Join them, on what may be, the most important days of your stay in Rotterdam! They will make sure you get to know the best places in the city and you will have the opportunity to meet a lot of the other internationals coming to Rotterdam. For more information and registration, please see the website of ESN Rotterdam:

ESN Buddy System

The ‘Buddy System’ of ESN-Rotterdam & Erasmus University is a service for all our new international students. Our aim is to make your first acquaintance with Rotterdam, the University and the new study environment a positive and enjoyable experience. Getting a buddy is a great way of getting to know Rotterdam, the university and the Dutch culture. Your buddy will also commit to making sure you are being helped with all issues you might encounter during your stay in Rotterdam. If you would like to have a buddy, you should register online on the ESN-Rotterdam website: > ‘Request a buddy’.

ESN Facebook Group

ESN-Rotterdam has created a special group on Facebook where much useful information is posted for international students. Please click here to visit the ESN-Rotterdam Facebookgroup.