International Master Programmes

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Important data

21 - 24 August, 2023Eurekaweek
Week of 28 AugustIntroduction lecture (if applicable, see Practical information)
September 4th, 2023Start Academic year & Education


You must be fully enrolled to start your studies. You can check the status of your application via Osiris by logging in with your ERNA details (you should've received these by email immediately after registration). Has the status in Studielink changed to ‘registered’? Congratulations, you have gone through all the steps of the applications process!

Not fully registered yet?

For a full enrolment, you must complete a number of steps as quickly as possible (at the latest before the start of the academic year). View the checklist for a complete overview of the steps you need to follow to complete your registration

Important information

In this block, you can find all the practical information you need after your registration is complete, such as information about your timetable, your ERNA account, etc.

The first introduction lecture is the week before the start of the academic year, i.e. the week of 28 August.

The official start of the academic year is on September 4th, 2023. Education starts in this week as well.

Introduction lectures:

Brain and Cognition                                                                        More information: See schedule

Clinical Psychology                                                                    More information: See schedule            

Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance            More information: See schedule

Engaging Public Issues                                                                   More information: See schedule

Forensic and Legal Psychology                                                    More information: See schedule

Governance of Migration&Diversity: Public Administration More information: See schedule

Governance of Migration&Diversity: Sociology                     More information: See schedule

Health Psychology & Digital Intervention                              More information: See schedule

International Public Management and Policy                        More information: See schedule

Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society                      More information: See schedule

Politics and Society                                                                    More information: See schedule

Social Inequalities                                                                      More information: See schedule

Urban Governance                                                                     More information: See schedule

Work & Organisational Psychology                                         More information: See schedule

More information: See schedule

On-Campus Introduction Week (Week 36)

For the online master programme Public Governance, Management, and Policy (e-PGMP), it is mandatory to participate in the on-campus introduction week scheduled from Monday, September 4th to Thursday, September 7th. During this week, students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and accommodation for their stay in Rotterdam. The faculty will organise a programme comprising of morning- and afternoon activities.

More detailed information regarding the on-campus introduction week will be provided closer to the event. For questions about the on-campus introduction week you can reach out to the programme coordinators Vincent Homburg ( and Rebecca Moody (

You have received your personal ERNA username and password from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) with which you can log in to the electronic learning environment MyEUR and consult MyEUR ESSB. Do you want to know which information you can find where? Watch the animation video below:


Within two weeks after the status of your enrolment in Studielink has changed to "enrolled", you will receive a digital student card and you can download a proof of enrolment.

The academic year generally starts at the beginning of September and ends at the end of August of the following year. The academic year is divided into blocks. For an overview, including education-free periods, see the Academic Year Calendar ESSB.

Via the EUR Course Guide you can find information about the courses in your study programme, e.g. the purpose and content of them.

Regarding your schedule, there is a difference between the general timetable and a personal timetable.

  1. The general timetable is the same for everyone in your study year. For the academic year 2023-2024 the general timetable for your study programme is known and you can see in the tab below how to find out which days you have to follow classes and which days you do not have any classes.
  2. In addition to that, you must add some courses to your timetable yourself (which is the personal timetable). To add those courses to your schedule, read this manual carefully. More information can be found in the tab below.

To view the general timetable, you can do two things:

  1. Follow the instructions in the video at the bottom of this tab explaining how to view your general timetable. 
  2. Or go through the step-by-step instructions below:
  • Go to:>
  • Click on +add timetable ->
  • 2023/2024 ->
  • Programme of study ->
  • Filter on department: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences ->
  • Search for your Master programme and select- >
  • Click on Add.

How to add and view your timetable - ESSB

For many subjects you will be divided into education or practical groups. As soon as the group formats are known, you will receive a separate message about this via the box in Canvas. Once the classification has been made, you can look up your group in the timetable (also via and you will know when you have lessons.

Only for masters Psychology and Educational Sciences
Announcement of tutorial groups: as soon as your registration has been completed, you will be assigned to your group for block 1. You will be notified automatically.

To find out where to go for lectures that take place on campus, check the campus map.

All compulsory literature can be found in the course description via or in the course in Canvas. During courses, most literature is available digitally or in the University Library (UB). Make sure you are in possession of compulsory literature before the course starts.

The hub of Erasmus University Rotterdam is Campus Woudestein, which is a 15-minute bike ride or 20-minute tram ride away from the city centre. During your studies at ESSB, you will mainly be studying on campus. 

Erasmus University offers a variety of activities that will help you settle in as a new international student in Rotterdam with a jump start!

Examples of these activities are:

  • Airport Service
  • Dutch courses
  • Bicycle lessons
  • Ikea Service

and more!

Student housing in the Netherlands is not arranged for you by the university. This is your own responsibility.

However, there are reserved spots for about 25% of the yearly incoming international students at Erasmus University Rotterdam. To help you get started, there is a webinar organised on the Rotterdam housing market that you can review online; you can click through the reserved housing options and other accommodation providers.

We strongly advise you to start looking for accommodation as soon as possible to avoid stress and disappointment.

No, you do not have to register for education. For nominal education you are enrolled by the Educational Office. Only if you want to retake a course from a previous year, or do it later, you have to register for it yourself. You will be informed separately about this in due course. 

The courses you are going to take are published and visible in Canvas at the latest on the Wednesday before the start of the course. 

For some masters, electives are part of the curriculum, for which you have to choose from a number of courses. If this is the case, you will be notified separately.

On MyEUR ESSB (login with ERNA id required) you will find all the information you need if you are fully enrolled as a student and are about to start your studies.

For example, the following information can be found on MyEUR ESSB:

  • Compensation scheme
  • Resits
  • Register for exams
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Etc.

The letter of admission you receive from us is valid for one year, except for a master in Psychology. In case you wish to start our master programme one year later, we will be happy to postpone your admission – but only once. You only need to re-apply next academic year and add the scan of the offer of admission you received (the email with the offer of admission).  

If you decide to re-apply for another year, we can assure you, that you won't be competing with other applicants. You have already been admitted to our programme, therefore admission will be granted to you again if you decide to re-apply. 

The above mentioned is not applicable for a master programme in Psychology.

In this block, you will find a number of topics that may be important while studying at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB).


Starting point for all your information and customisable with useful links. You will find general information about EUR, the ESSB faculty and your study programme here.

CanvasEUR's digital learning environment. Here you will find all (content-related) information about your courses, such as deadlines and involved teachers. You will also submit assignments here.
Studentmail (Outlook)You will receive important emails from the programme and EUR, notifications and personal messages here.
OsirisThis is where you keep track of your study progress. You can see your grades here (these are leading as opposed to Canvas) and register here for a resit or course, for example. 
MyTimetableThis is where you will find your timetable and, therefore, timetable changes.
This page tells you how to add your timetable to the calendar on your phone. 

Are you coming to study with us next year, and would you like some help with finding your way around university and student life? Then sign up for the CONNECT mentor programme!

The CONNECT mentor programme is designed to welcome all new students and help them with the smoothest possible transition into university and student life. With CONNECT, you will feel at home at EUR in no time!

How does it work?
New students (mentees) are linked to a mentor (an ESSB second-year/third-year or master student) in small groups. These mentors will guide you during the first months of your studies. They will be your contact point for all your questions.

In addition, CONNECT organises various academic trainings, workshops and social events you can participate in.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is happy to help you develop your talents. If you have a disability, it can be an obstacle to you as a student during your studies. To support you in this, EUR therefore offers extra facilities in areas such as testing and education. Make your situation known to the student advisor of your study programme as soon as possible (click here), so that the student advisor can respond as well as possible to your situation. You can think of extra examination time and taking the exams on a computer.

The EUR Student Wellbeing programme aims to help students grow and thrive during their life here at the university. This platform is your go-to online space, where everything concerning wellbeing comes together. Whether you are looking for support, resources for self-help, or want to know what’s going on with the Student Wellbeing programme, this platform is the place to be! Click here for our Platform.

In this block, you will read about all the activities you can participate in as a student to help you get a good, smooth start to your study and student life at EUR.

The Eurekaweek is a voluntary introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). Eurekaweek 2023 will take place from 21-24 August. For more information, see the website of Eurekaweek

The Student Life Office assists (international) students with all non-study related questions about, for example, housing, student life, finding your way within ESSB or other practical questions.

The Student Life team is also there to help students in their new (social) life in Rotterdam. That is why they organize activities and drinks every month where you get the chance to meet and get to know your fellow students (see an overview here). To stay informed of all events, you can sign up for the newsletter.

Do you have a question for the for the Student Life Office or an idea for the Student Life Team?

Please contact or contact them via the chat.

Cedo Nulli is the study association of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (ESSB) of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and therefore the student platform of your faculty. They are here to help you get the most out of your time as a student at EUR.

During the year, they organise activities focused on career, study and recreation. They have a career week, in-house days, study groups and trainings. They also organise sport activities, parties, travel, and other recreational activities. 

Cedo Nulli is a platform where you as a student are able to meet new people, get help with your study and career and get the most out of your study year as possible.  

Impression of Cedo Nulli:

Cedo Nulli impressie

More information

More information about the activities, committees and projects can be found at There, you can also become a member for only 17,50 euro a year!

Social media

You can follow them on Instagram: cedonulli.eur and on Facebook: Cedo Nulli to keep up-to-date on all of their fun events.  

If you want to get in contact with fellow freshmen students, you can do this during the freshmen weekend of Cedo Nulli!

You can become active in one of Cedo Nulli's 16 committees. These committees organise activities by students, for students! This is the perfect way to develop new skills and build a great network of people in your study and faculty!  

Cedo Nulli also offers one of the most prestigious projects of the university: National Model United Nations (NMUN)! As a delegation, you represent a country in the biggest model united nations of the world. During six months, you learn to lobby, negotiate, speak in public, and much more to help you participate in the biggest NMUN and discuss many world issues. 

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Rotterdam is the international student organisation of Erasmus University. They aim to create a home for all international students in Rotterdam and therefore offer over 150 different events throughout the year. Check out their webpage to find out more.

Are you prepared enough to start your international bachelor at ESSB? Would you like to have a chance to win an official ESSB goodie? Test your knowledge of studying at EUR and ESSB and have a chance at winning one of the ESSB goodies (see button at the top of the page).


Do you have questions? Please contact one of the departments below:
We can help you more quickly and easily if you mention your student number.

ESSB Front Office
Mandeville Building T15-10
T: (+31) 10-408 2023
Contact page (MyEur)

Application and admission
Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions
T: (+31) 10-408 2141

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