Studying at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means studying in an international environment. Annually we welcome about 300 international students at the Erasmus School of Economics, in both our bachelor as well as the master programmes. This adds an extra international dimension to your studies.
Moreover, we encourage students to look beyond the borders by going on an international exchange. The Erasmus School of Economics has an extensive network of over more than 80 partner universities in various countries. Usually, it’s possible to do a part of your third year of your bachelor abroad. Prior to your departure you will make arrangements about the courses you will take abroad, so you can transfer the credits without delaying your studies. Several financial arrangements can be made in order to be compensated in your additional costs.
In the past years, Erasmus School of Economics students have studied in many different countries like the United States, China, Canada Australia, but we also offer a lot of opportunities within Europe. On this world map you will find an overview of our partner universities.
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Exchange to Shanghai
Student Econometrics and Operations Research
Being a student is one of the most dynamic and awesome periods in your life; a new study programme, new friends and new experiences.
However, you can highlight your student career by study one semester abroad. I am a Bachelor student Econometrics & Operations Research and I studied for five months in Shanghai.
While you are studying abroad, you will gain plenty of amazing and useful experiences in a short time. For me, changing to a very different culture and, especially another foreign language, resulted in a slight culture shock. But after a while I got used to these differences and I had a terrific time in China.
Also, you will meet students and make friends from all over the world, who provide you with the most interesting stories about their life back home.
My advice would be to start in an early stage of your study career with planning your schedule and try to incorporate studying abroad as well. It would be amazing to go to countries where you would not come quickly, but in general, studying abroad is worth the effort anyway!
Exchange to Milaan
After studying in Rotterdam for the International Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics for 2 years, I felt the desire to experience a new and different study environment. I decided to apply and in the end I also got accepted for the Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. I choose to go on exchange and especially to go to Milan, in order to gather some more international experience, meet new people from all over the world, get to know how it is to live and study in a new environment and most importantly to live and experience “la dolce vita” for one semester."
The opportunity to go on exchange offers students to understand different cultures and also it presents the chance to master the challenge of living in a completely unfamiliar setting. A big step to overcome this challenge, and adapt more easily to the new situation is by taking a language course right in the beginning.