Admission and enrolment: checklist
The procedures of application, admission and enrolment are not the same at every university and even within the same university. In order to give you an overview of the process before entering the programme we have created a checklist with textual explanation to help you clarify the details.
Please read the information below very carefully in order to finalize your admission and enrolment successfully. The checklist will also help you with planning your stay in advance. In case you encounter difficulties or concerns on any of these subjects, please don't hesitate to contact us.
ADMISSION Selection by the Admissions Board
Upon completing your registration to the respective Bachelor in Studielink as well as submitting your application, your file is sent to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office checks your eligibility and if all documents are received. If your application is complete and you are eligible for the programme, your application is sent to the Admissions Board for assessment and selection. Generally you are notified about the outcome of this assessment within 6-8 weeks. Accepted students receive an offer of admission by e-mail.
ADMISSION Offer Reply Form
Before you proceed you will need to inform us of your choice by filling out the Offer Reply Form (ORF). The link to the ORF will be sent to you in our offer of admission. Please submit the ORF as soon as you can, preferably within 4 weeks after you received our offer and no later than May 31.
ADMISSION Waiting list
A waiting list exists due to the large amount of applications we receive and the fact that the number of suitable students is usually larger than the amount of places we have. Students who are placed on the waiting list can get selected for the programme until the end of June.
ADMISSION Sending documents to complete admission
Sending the originals of certified copies of your educational documents per post before June 30 completes your admission and enables you to proceed to enrolment. We will send you a confirmation e-mail when the documents are received. Read more…
ADMISSION No diploma yet
If you are expecting to receive your high school diploma until the end of August, please make sure that your diploma/ letter from your high school stating that you have graduated and fulfilled all the requirements of your school reaches us BEFORE the last week of August. Read more...
Please note that admission to enrolment will only happen after; you have filled out the Offer Reply Form; you have sent in the hardcopies of requested documents per post, and; you have fulfilled the requirements set by your offer of admission (if you had a condition, of course). If you have to fulfil a condition set in the offer of admission, your enrolment will be pending until the moment you fulfil it and inform us about it, presenting a proof thereof. Please mind that you must do it no later than one week before the end of August.
ENROLMENT Photo upload
An important system-generated message was sent to you right after you registered for our programme(-s). It contained instructions on how to upload a digital photo to the student administration system. Read more...
ENROLMENT Payment of tuition fees
Make sure to your tuition payment reaches us BEFORE August 31. Read more...
ENROLMENT Download proof of enrolment
Once you have completed all the steps of admissions and enrolment you may want to download a proof of enrolment. A hardcopy of it will be sent to your postal address (if you registered a Dutch address in Studielink) or ours. In the latter case you will receive the proof on enrolment together with your students card after arrival at the university.
Practice mathematics skills
Based on their previous education, some students have been advised to improve their skills in mathematics prior to the start of the academic year. We have gathered information for you to practice. You may find the exercises and website in the downloadable document.
Immigration (if applicable)
Your details are forwarded to the Immigration Desk around the time of your admission and they will contact you if immigration is applicable in your case. Please correspond with them directly regarding immigration issues and contact them when you have not heard from them 2,5 months before the beginning of your studies. If you already have a residence permit, please contact the Immigration Desk directly asking them if you need to do anything about immigration
The faculty orientation activities (mandatory) start on the first day (Monday) of the academic year and include several activities in the first month. Besides the mandatory orientation activities by the faculty, the central level of the university also offers several orientation programmes for all new (international) students, which are not obligatory. Please plan to be in the Netherlands in time in order not to miss the activities you consider to be useful.
In several weeks’ time after completing your enrolment you will be invited to a Facebook group of fellow students. Meanwhile, have a look at the Facebook page of the international office of ESSB. On our Facebook page we share and post all kinds of stuff that might be useful for you as an international ESSB student at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Like us to stay fully up to date!
Information on the timetables is available in the Course Guide around the end of July. Enter the name of your course and check the timetable on the right-hand side. Another way how you can access the timetables is by checking the course descriptions in the curriculum table. Please have a look at the timetable for more information.
Have you arranged your housing yet, is your insurance complete and do you know how to get to Rotterdam? All pre-departure matters, other points to consider before your studies abroad and much more can be found on the page with all practical information. For any practical non-study related questions you can contact your Student Life Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 010-4082238
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