Courses for exchange students
While filling out the online application form you must also fill out the choice of courses you are intending to follow. Please keep in mind that picking courses is an important part in planning your exchange, so please read the information on these pages carefully.
There are three options for picking courses:
- Exchange students nominated to Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) who wish to follow courses in the fields of Public Administration, Sociology, Pedagogy or Psychology are able to choose from the Courses at ESSB. The regular study load is 60 EC per year and our degree students would follow 1 course per block but since Academic Calendars do not always align exchange students might have to follow two courses in parallel.
- Under certain conditions exchange students of ESSB may also take Courses at other faculties of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The total amount of EC (study credits) of the courses they follow at other faculties cannot be more than 50% of the total study load. It translates to roughly 1-2 courses per semester and depends on how many courses you follow altogether. Please mind that own students of these faculties have an advantage while registering for their courses.
- Students admitted to other faculties of the EUR who are interested in courses in one of the disciplines taught at ESSB can choose from Courses taught at ESSB that are open to students of other disciplines.
You can see the general course descriptions and in which block a course is taught by clicking on one of the following links below. This can be used for general guidance in the beginning of the planning, when you choose courses.
Knowing the courses you are intending to follow, you can also create an individualized exchange schedule. Please keep in mind the general academic calendar while picking courses. This can also be of use during your planning of exchange and creating your course schedule.
Please consider that the sooner you know your course selection and the sooner we approve of it the sooner you know your planning of exchange!