Fact sheet for incoming exchange

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus codeNL ROTTERD01

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)                                                                                                                                                         



Exchange agreements ESSB


Exchange office ESSB


Outgoing exchange students ESSB

go on exchange in the fall semester (August / September through December / beginning of January)

Incoming exchange students ESSB


Exchange emergency phone number

In case of emergency visiting and outgoing students (and their parents) can always call our emergency number: +31 640847882. Please know that this number is 24/7 available.

Academic offer



Disciplines represented

Social and behavioural science (0310):

Psychology (0313) and Pedagogy

Sociology and cultural studies (Sociology) (0314)

Political science and civics (Public policy studies) (0312)

Languages of instruction

Dutch and English

English taught Bachelor's degree programmes accepting and sending exchange students

International Bachelor in Psychology (IBPSY)

Bachelor in Management of International Social Challenges (MISOC)

Teaching method
Problem-Based Learning as used in IBPSY and MISOC
Academic calendar

Fall semester: 1st week of September – last week of December

(3 blocks, 5 weeks each)

Spring semester: 1st week January  – Last week of June/1st week

of July (5 blocks, 5 weeks each)

Academic calendar in detail
Grading systemESSB Grading system 
Courses open for Bachelor exchange students

Courses at ESSB 

Courses at other faculties of EUR: History and Culture (ESHCC), Media and Communication (ESHCC), Philosophy, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Law (ESL) (no more than 1-2 courses per semester). Own students of these faculties have an advantage while registering for their courses.


Application and Nomination

Eligibility of exchange students
English proficiency requirements

Comparable with at least:

  • IB-TOEFL score of 80 (min 20), 
  • IELTS 6 (min 6), 
  • CEF B2-level , FCA (A) / CAE /CPE (A-E)
Nomination deadline

1 May   fall semester

15 September   spring semester
Application deadline

May 15   fall semester

October 1   spring semester 

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