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.

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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. 

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Offer Reply Form

Before you proceed you will need to inform us of your choice by filling out the Offer Reply Form (ORF) in the EUR Admissions Portal. Please do this as soon as you can, preferably within 4 weeks’ time after you received our offer and no later than May 31.

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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 receive an offer by email to remain on the waiting list or to be removed.

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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… 

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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...

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Condition

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...

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Payment of tuition fees

Make sure to your tuition payment reaches us BEFORE August 31. Read more...

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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. Read more

Practice mathematics skills

Based on their previous education, some students have been advised to improve their skills in mathematics. Since the course includes statistics, which requires a sufficient grasp of mathematics, it is strongly advised that you improve your knowledge of mathematics in preparation for the programme. We have gathered information for you to practice. You may find the exercises and website in the downloadable document.

Immigration

(if applicable)

Your data is 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. Please do inform us when you do not hear from them 2,5 months before the beginning of your studies. If you already have a residence permit, please contact Immigration Desk directly asking them if you need to do anything about immigration.

Introduction activities

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.

Facebook group

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!

Timetables

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 this page for more information.

Practical preparations

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 this page with all practical information.

For any practical non-study related questions you can contact your Student Life Officer via studentlifeofficer@remove-this.essb.eur.nl or 010-4082238 

More information

More information related to all students of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences can be found on the page of current students. Here you will find for example an overview of all services and facilities available to ESSB students. This might be of use for you once you have arrived in Rotterdam and you are trying to find your way through EUR campus.

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