Practical Information


There are certain matters that need to be arranged in preparation of your upcoming stay in Rotterdam. And as some procedures take up a lot of time, we advise you not to wait! Also, keep an eye out for our regular emails which will provide you with additional and important information.


Special EUR website for (new) international students

Please also consult the general website of the Erasmus University which includes a lot of information as well, including the introduction activities and pick-up service for foreign students and housing.

Before arrival


After you have been (provisionally) admitted, you have to use your (provisional) admission letter to apply for a scholarship. For information about scholarships, please click here: Scholarships

Tuition fees


Living Costs





Tuition fees for 2017-2018



Commercial Law



International and European Public Law



Arbitration and Business Law



European Master in Law and Economics







non EEA/EU*






Exchange students continue to pay tuition to their home university.

Living costs are approximately € 900/month. Please also see living costs for more information.

*Please also see terminology. Tuition fees are subject to change.


Erasmus School of Law will initiate the short procedure for those students who come from visa required countries. Please click here for visa procedure information.


Click here for the general website on housing for international students.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is able to provide the demand for accommodation for part of the international students staying in the Netherlands less than 12 months, We have reserved almost 500 furnished rooms at Rotterdam’s largest provider of student housing, SSH. Detailed information about how to book a room with SSH (Stichting Studentenhuisvesting Rotterdam) can be found here.

Since we are unable to offer rooms to all of our international short stay students, a number of you will have to look for a room on the private market. Take a look here for more information about all housing options in Rotterdam and here for more information about Rotterdam neighbourhoods.

Please note that the majority of the housing companies requires a deposit of at least 1 or 2 months rent.



Start early!

Keep in mind that the earlier you start searching for a room the more chance you have to find one that fits your wishes against a reasonable price. Please be advised that accommodation in Rotterdam, especially furnished, generally does not come cheap, due to the residential services that are included.

Health and Liability Insurance

All students should have health and liability insurance during their stay in the Netherlands. Please check Health & Liability Insurance for more information

Erasmus LLM Newsletter

Would you like to remain up-to-date with what's going on at Erasmus School of Law? And once admitted, would you like to receive information on how to prepare for your stay in the Netherlands? Then please sign up for our online Erasmus LL.M. newsletter

Getting to know Erasmus University

Travelling by yourself to Erasmus University? Then check out the video "travelling to EUR"

 Studying in Rotterdam

Studying in Rotterdam is more than just studying. Read all about student life, student associations, Rotterdam and lots more: Studying in Rotterdam


After arrival

Residence permit

All non EU/EEA citizens who are staying longer than 3 months will need to apply for a residence permit within 3 days upon arrival in Rotterdam. The Erasmus Student Service Centre (ESSC) will arrange the application for you. Further instructions will follow at the start of the semester. Please click Residence Permit for more information

Intensive Dutch Summer Course

These so-called ‘crash-courses’ will take place in the beginning of August. In a period of two weeks you can improve your Dutch language proficiency:Dutch Language Course.

Introduction period

In order to introduce you to our campus, your fellow students, Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam organises many activities to make it easier for you to adjust to your new surroundings. For more information about our introduction activities such as our buddy programme, pick-up service, information market, ESN introduction weekend, introduction Erasmus School of Law and lots more, please visit: Welcome Erasmus University Rotterdam


for more information.

Erasmus School of Law will organise a Faculty introduction as well.

Erasmus School of Law will inform you about the dates of the faculty introduction by email.


Do not hesitate to contact us:

Frequently asked questions


Please click here for FAQ's about our programmes


Please click here for FAQ's about the application


Please click here for FAQ's about expenses