Contact & FAQ

In case you have a specific question about the Bachelor Management of international Social Challenges please fill in the contact form. We welcome your interest and are happy to advise you.

Contact details



+31 10 408 2141

*Opening hours telephone:


Monday to Wednesday:    1pm till 4pm
Thursday:                           9am till 12am

Social media:


Skype hours every Tuesday between 15:00-16.00 hrs CET. Add 'socialscienceseur' to your list of contacts.


Postal address:

International Office 
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Mandeville Building, Room T15-12 (15th floor)

P.O box 1738 │ 3000DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Visiting address: 

International Office

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Mandeville Building, Room T15-12
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 
3062 PA Rotterdam 
The Netherlands

Please use the visiting address if you are sending packages by courier.

Fequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions in one of the categories below. 

  • Can I transfer my grades from another university?
    As a rule, it is not possible to recognize the grades or credits obtained at another university as a part of the obligatory curriculum.
Language requirements
  • Why do I have to present a language proficiency proof? 
    All classes are in English, so is the literature. The programme is of course academic and therefore you will need to read, write, speak and understand English at a proficient level. Keep in mind that this applies for both the non-Dutch as well as Dutch students; everyone is treated equally. 
  • Are there exceptions to language requirements? 
    Yes, in some cases you might be exempted from presenting proof of English proficiency. Please have a look on this page to find out if you are eligible for exemption. Keep in mind that in case you believe that you qualify for exemption you need to present a proof thereof.
Financial issues
  • What is the application fee for applying to the programme?
    There is no application fee - for submitting an application for admission. However tuition fees apply in case you are admitted to the programme. 
  • What are the tuition fees for the programme?
    For the latest detailed information regarding tuition fees as well as for different types of tuition fees please consult this page.   

  • What are scholarship opportunities?
    Please go to the page of grants & costs to read more about scholarship opportunities. 
  • Can I work next to my studies?
    In case you want to know more about job possibilities and legal regulations please visit the website providing advice on working in the Netherlands. Please mind that the programme is academically demanding and combining a job with studies might be challenging, though. 
Application procedure
  • When can I apply?
    The application for the academic year starting in September opens as of November of the previous calendar year.
  • What are the deadlines for applying to the programme?
    The academic year runs from September 1 until August 31. Applications should reach us by April 1 of the calendar year in which you wish to start your studies on September 1, but we advise you to apply as early as possible. 
  • Can I apply without having obtained my diploma before the application deadline?
    If you have not completed your high school diploma yet but expect it to happen until mid-August, please upload a most recent copy of your academic record(s) (grade list) to the application and provide a statement of your school with the date you expect to fulfil all requirements necessary for graduation. The statement by your school should include the name of your diploma in the original language and be written in English, German, Dutch or be accompanied by a certified translation in one of these languages.

    Until we have your documents you might receive a conditional offer, which might become unconditional if we receive the missing documents (diploma and final transcript of academic record(s)) before the beginning of the academic year. 
  • How do I get certified copies of documents?
    A certified copy is a copy of a filed document, legal or other, which contains a seal and a signature that establish that the document is genuine, a true copy. A document may be certified by an official authorised person (a university/ school, a notary, a sworn translator etc. For applicants with Dutch prior education a "digitaal uittreksel diplomagegevens" is counted as a certified document and it does not require a hard copy.
  • Do I have to submit a reference letter?

    No, it is not mandatory. If you choose to upload it under “Additional document”, the letter should be from one of your teachers and provide the Admissions Board with a good indication of why you are a good match for the programme.

  • How can I get an official translation of my documents?
    An official translation is normally done by a registered sworn translator normally associated with a notary. Alternatively, an institution issuing the respective document may be rightful to issue official translations. Please note that you must send a copy of the documents in the original language along with the translation.    
  • What happens after I submit the application?
    Please read more on the procedure after application here.
  • Are there interviews for applicants?
    An interview is not a part of our standard admissions process. 
  • I seem to meet the minimum eligibility criteria. Is my admission guaranteed?
    Selection and admission are based on applicants' credentials and every application package is viewed as a combination – In the light of the applicant pool of the given year.
Other questions
  • Can my eligibility be assessed before I officially apply for admission?
    The eligibility of your prior education can only be determined after you have submitted an application and only after we have received all requested documents. For this reason, we encourage you to officially apply for admission. You can also assess your eligibility yourself by taking a look at the detailed admissions criteria on this page. We have tried to make the criteria as transparent as possible.  
  • Who needs to apply for a residence permit and/ or entry visa?
    Please consult this page to learn more about immigration procedures and rules.
  • Is the programme taught part-time?
    No, it is a full-time programme. 
  • Can I start the programme in the second semester?
    No, the programme starts only once a year, in September.