Orientation programmes

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) offers several orientation programmes and highly recommends to participate in all of them. 

Orientation Activities
Programme Date Description

Pick-up service

  • 4 January
  • 7 January
  • 31 January

Start your studies in Rotterdam in style, and let the International Office pick you up from the airport.
Read more.

One Stop Shop

  • 21 November
  • 11 January
  • 6 February  


City Hall is coming to the Woudestein campus, so new international students can register their address here in the Netherlands. Read more.

Official Welcome

  • 25 January 2018
A welcome ceremony that consists of two parts. The formal part with speeches by prominent university staff, a performance by a popular stand-up comedian and a speech by the ESN-Rotterdam president. And an informal part, where you will have the chance to experience true Dutch cuisine.

ESN Introduction Days

  • 14 - 16 January
Take the chance to meet fellow international students, get acquainted with Dutch culture, discover Rotterdam and experience its cultural highlights and nightlife! Read more.


  • Summer 2018
The official introduction week of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Get acquainted with your university, the city and student life, as well as with students from your study. Read more.

Intensive Dutch Language Course


  • Coming soon
Get comfortable with the Dutch by applying for the Language and Training Centre’s Intensive Dutch language course for absolute beginners. Please note that this course, with target level A1, will be taught during daytime. Read more.

EUR Buddy Programme


  Do you wish to get some guidance in regard to practicalities in and off campus? Do you want someone to help you find your way around Rotterdam and to socially integrate easily? Don't hesitate to request a buddy! Read more about the EUR Buddy Programme.

Faculties' Orientation Programmes

depends on the faculty The orientation activities organised by the faculties and schools. It is often mandatory to participate in these activities. Read more.