Exchange or Free Mover?

Current facets (Pre-Master)


Exchange within Europe

The Faculty of Philosophy currently has several Erasmus Exchange agreements with European institutions, providing a variety of opportunities for students.

The main advantages of participating in the Erasmus Programme are:

  • Students travelling under the Erasmus scheme do not pay fees at the host institution, but remain registered at their own university
  • Erasmus students can obtain credits (ECTS) for their succesfully completed courses;
  • Students often have a right for a monthly Erasmus grant (contact the Erasmus-coordinator of your home institution about this);
  • Students receive all the help and services of the International Office of Erasmus University without paying extra fees.

See all European partner universities of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Non-European Exchange

The Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam participates in several Non-European International Exchange Programmes. International students from our partner universities throughout the world are welcome to spend a study abroad period in the international city of Rotterdam. See all non-European partner universities of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Free Mover

If there is no formal agreement on student exchange between your home university and Erasmus University Rotterdam, you may apply to Erasmus University as a so-called Free Mover. Applying as a Free Mover means that you do not take part in any exchange programme, but arrange your stay on an individual basis. 

English language

To attend courses at our faculty you need to have sufficient knowledge of the English language. We require a level of English that is (or is comparable to):

237 (computer)
92 (internet)

7.0 (overall)


Lena Schots
Erasmus University
Faculty of Philosophy
International Office
Room H5-21
Tel: (0031) (0)10 408 8998

P.O. BOX 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands