Reducing BSA standards again in academic year 2021-2022

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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has decided to lower the BSA standards this year as well. This means that first-year bachelor students must obtain fewer credits. This is in line with the national reduction of the BSA norm with a range of 10-15%.

In the 2021-2022 academic year, we are again faced with restrictive measures due to the corona crisis. For most first-year students, lowering of the BSA standard means that they need to complete one major course less.


For EUR-students this means a BSA standard between 54 and 51 EC, depending on the structure of the various study programmes. You will be informed by your degree programme or faculty.

This measure is applicable to students who started in 2021-2022 academic year. The credits that were not obtained must still be obtained later.

Well-being during the corona crisis

As a university, we will continue to do our utmost to help students with problems they are currently facing because of the corona measures, and we will continue to focus on programmes that support and challenge students to fully develop their talents and personal growth. Also, the EUR Student Wellbeing Monitor will be repeated annually.

More information

Read the full article about the lowered BSA standards on the website of Universities of the Netherlands (UNL).


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