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Erasmus University Rotterdam: Rankings, Fees & Acceptance Rate

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Q:   Is it easy to get into Erasmus?


Erasmus University Rotterdam does not officially publishes data on teh acceptance rate, however, as per EduRank, the acceptance rate of Erasmus University is 53%. Getting into Erasmus University Rotterdam is relatively challenging, with an acceptance rate of 53%. To increase your chances, you should have a strong academic background, demonstrate proficiency in English or the language of instruction, and showcase your interpersonal and mathematical aptitudes. Also, the data on the acceptance rate is taken from an unofficial source, therefore, it is subject to vary. 


Q:   Is Erasmus University Rotterdam good for international students?


Yes, Erasmus University Rotterdam is a good option for international students, with over 24% of its student population comprising individuals from 130+ countries around the world. The university offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs in English and Dutch, and has a strong reputation for its research activities. Additionally, the university provides scholarships and financial aid to international students, making it more accessible to students from different backgrounds.


Q:   What is the application fee for Erasmus University Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a number of degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. International students can apply online through the 'Studielink' application portal. Generally, the application fee for programs Erasmus University Rotterdam is EUR 100 per application. International students can pay this application fee online through their VISA or MasterCard credit card. 


Q:   Is getting part-time jobs easy while studying at Erasmus university Rotterdam?


Getting part-time jobs while studying at Erasmus University Rotterdam is possible. To find a part-time job or internship, you can follow these steps:
Check job portals: Some websites where you can search for part-time jobs or internships include,, and
Join relevant groups: Joining groups like "Rotterdam start up jobs" on social media can help you connect with others looking for part-time work
Visit the Career Services website: Find more information on internships and part-time jobs on the Erasmus University Rotterdam Career Services website


Q:   Is it possible to get into Erasmus university Rotterdam MBA programme without work experience?


Yes, it is possible to get into the Erasmus University Rotterdam MBA programme without work experience. The Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University offers an International Full-time MBA programme that is open to candidates with low work experience or even without any work experience. The programme is designed for high-potential younger MBA aspirants and is ranked among the top MBAs in Europe for candidates without work experience. 


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Q:   Does Erasmus offer scholarships for international students?


Erasmus University Rotterdam offes a number of scholarships to international students to help them with their finanical situations. There are plenty of scholarships at various levels to support international students financially. Here we have given brief details of some scholarships of Erasmus Universit Rotterdam. 

Erasmus MC Graduate ScholarshipEUR 15,000
Erasmus Trustfonds ScholarshipEUR 15,000
Erasmus University NL ScholarshipEUR 5,000 - EUR 15,000

Q:   What is Erasmus University NL Scholarship?


Erasmus University NL Scholarship given by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This scholarship is given only to non-EEA internaitonal students. The award for this scholarship ranges between EUR 5,000  to EUR 15,000. The deadline for this scholarshp vary from school to school.


Erasmus University Rotterdam Admission Dates 2024

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Q:   What are the deadlines to apply at Erasmus University Rotterdam for international students?


There are no general admissions deadlines to apply at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Each and every programme at EUR has its own admission deadline and thus vary from course to course. However, for international students applying through 'Studielink' application portal we have given the general admission deadline.

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Q:   How to apply for Erasmus University Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a number of bachelor's and master's programs through its 7 schools and 2 institutes. International student can apply for bachelor's programs through 'Studielink' application portal. Whereas, for postgraduate programs, international students can apply directly through the university's website. 


Q:   What are the documents required in the visa process for Indian students at Erasmus university Rotterdam, Netherlands?


The specific documents required for Erasmus university Rotterdam, Netherlands student visa include:
Duly-filled visa application form
Academic transcripts
Birth certificate
Any other document as per the checklist provided by the university

Additionally, students may be requested to undergo a Tuberculosis test before traveling to the Netherlands. Erasmus University Rotterdam advises students to carefully check the visa and residence permit requirements to ensure a smooth process.


Q:   Are there many students from other countries studying at Erasmus university Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is a highly international university with a diverse student body. The university prides itself on its international orientation, with over 100 nationalities represented on its campus. It has exchange agreements with more than 330 universities in 55 countries, offering around 600 students the opportunity to enrich their degrees with an international experience each year. The university encourages students to think globally and provides support for studying and working abroad, as well as offering practical assistance for international students through its International Office. 


Erasmus University Rotterdam Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(33 courses)
INR 11 L - 58 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 91 - 95, GMAT: 600 - 605
M.Sc.(32 courses)
INR 11 L - 20 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 91 - 95, GMAT: 600 - 605
MS(18 courses)
INR 8 L - 21 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 62 & Above
MIM(2 courses)
INR 15 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7
BBA(6 courses)
INR 9 L - 10 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(18 courses)
INR 4 L - 17 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7
LL.M.(5 courses)
INR 12 L - 17 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above
B.A.(4 courses)
INR 6 L - 9 L
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 & Above
B.Sc.(2 courses)
Duration3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 95 & Above
MPA(1 course)
INR 14 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   How to apply for Erasmus University of Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a number of programs at undergradaute and postgradaute levels for international students. However, international students need to meet the minimum eligibility to get into Erasmus University Rotterdam.  Here we have given the minimum eligibility:

  • Program specific requirements
  • Language proficiency tests
  • Proof of finances
  • Certified copies of diplomas and degrees

Q:   Does Erasmus University Rotterdam require IELTS?


Yes, international students who are enrolled in to English taught programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam are required to provide their IELTS score for English language proficiency. However, besides IELTS international students can prove their proficieny in the English language by submitting TOEFL scorse as well. 

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IELTSOverall 6.5
TOEFLOverall 90
Cambridge C1 Advanced180
Cambridge C2 Proficiency 180

Q:   How much does it cost to study in Erasmus University Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam is a public university, therefore, the tuition fee for international students may differ from the domestic students. Also, the tuition fees will depend on the type of courses and level of study. Here we have given the average tuition fee various programs at Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Course Average Annual Fees
MIMINR 10.5 L - 19 L
BBAINR 8.6 L - 9.7 L 
MAINR 3.8 L - 15.4 L 

Q:   How expensive is it to live at Erasmus university Rotterdam?


The university suggests that students living and studying in Rotterdam spend approximately €1,000 a month to cover daily expenses, meals, accommodation costs, insurance, and study books. Additionally, the housing costs for the first year are estimated to be around €8,800, including utilities, and students might be eligible for rent benefits (huurtoeslag), which could effectively reduce the yearly rent by approximately €2,200. The Tuition fee is € 5.100 for EU/EEA students and € 14.500 for non EU/EEA students. 


Q:   Is a score of 85 in TOEFL good for Erasmus university Rotterdam?


The minimum TOEFL score required for admission to Erasmus University Rotterdam is 100, with a minimum subscore of 20. The minimum IELTS score required for admission to Erasmus University Rotterdam is 7.0, with minimum subscores of 6.0.  The International Bachelor in Economics and Business Economics programme accepts a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80, a minimum IELTS Academic score of 6.0, or specific scores for Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency. 


Students Ratings & Reviews

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  • Liberal
  • Academically oriented
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  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.3
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life5
Value for money4.7
Public transportation5
Indian Food3.3
Permanent Immigration3.7
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International Bachelor Economics & Business Economics - Batch of 2020
Very rigorous academics but surrounded by some of the smartest students
Tips: I studied abroad in the Netherlands from the US and there is a shift in culture and academics. Unlike the US where you may have classes every day, in Erasmus there are only classes 2x or 3x a week, albeit they are longer. Classes are split into 3 hour lectures and 2 hour tutorials. The lectures are usually very huge with 200-300 students per lecture hall while the tutorials are led by the TA's and only have around 20 students per class. There is not a strong campus culture as those who come into classes are just coming for classes and in-campus housing is very limited. Housing is very important to find before you start your course since the country does have a housing crisis. Luckily, public transport is very good in the Netherlands, and in combination with the biking culture, you can live far and still commute to campus. There are exams every 2 months and your grade is only determined from your exams. Therefore, you need to be good at test taking to excel at this university.
Likes (Safety): The Netherlands is a very safe country and Rotterdam especially is very safe. The campus is away from the city centre so it is in a very residential area. Public transport and biking are very safe ways to commute in and out of campus. There is also campus security which patrols the campus.
Dislikes (Part time work): There are TA jobs which are the best part-time roles since you are directly under some of the most accredited professors in Europe, with EUR being one of the best universities for Economics in Europe. There are also other on-campus opportunities such as working in the cafeteria or cafes.
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BSc in Econometrics and Economics - Batch of 2024
Not an easy path but a worthy one.
Tips: Erasmus is not an easy university and the double bachelor's in econometrics and economics is extremely intense but rewarding. Dutch food is horrendous as is the weather. However, if you can cook on your own, you can get most spices here and cook food yourself. Eating Indian food out is also expensive (in my opinion), but I may be biased. The university is overall good, with good lecturers and many research opportunities.
Likes (Permanent Immigration): We are allowed a full year after graduation to stay in the country to find a job. Personally, I have a non-Indian passport and wouldn't give it up for the Dutch one. However, living here for the long term is an easy possibility. Especially if you have a technical degree. However, there is a lot of anti-immigration politicians becoming popular here, so keep this in mind. Additionally, housing is expensive and difficult to find.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Prices are quite high. Fast food will run you around 10-15 euros for full meal and 20+ for a nicer restaurant. Indian food outside is even more expensive so tread lightly. To save money I usually cook. This is of course up to you and your budget. There are some people who can get by with less, especially if they are vegetarians, but nonvegetarians will have to be prepared to spend more. That is the unfortunate reality of the current situation in the Netherlands after last year's high inflation.
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MSc in Economics of Markets and Organisations - Batch of 2022
Hard work = growth in life. Be prepared to work here.
Tips: It can be a big cultural shock. Depends on one's priorities. But if your priority is to get into the culture, meet people from all over the world and get to know different perspectives, it requires one to get outside their comfort zone more often. But people are friendly and very inclusive in general. There are options for scholarships, but I did not have one. I am very satisfied with my life here, but given the current economic downfall in EU, it is really tough for a non-EU to make a living here. This could of course change in the future.
Likes (Safety): The country is pretty safe, even late at nights. The cops are helpful and people are generally safe. Of course there are a lot of criminal activities going on, but it is comparatively better than most of the other countries. The city is amazing, beautiful and clean. A lot of things are going on in the centre all the time and you see a lot of students walking on the street with different ethnicities. Nightlife can be really good, depending on one's taste, and also a lot of options to learn and grow. One just needs the will to do things and be able to get outside their comfort zone.
Dislikes (Part time work): Getting a part time job can be tough whether on campus or off campus as it requires the restaurant/cafes to get a special arrangement (money paid to the government) for employees who are non-EU. It can also be really tough to manage a part time job along with a 1 year master and maintain a social life. But it surely is possible. Average pay out is approximately 12 euros / hour.
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Q:   What are the popular sectors that indian students prefer for doing part-time jobs at Erasmus university Rotterdam?

There are many part-time job opportunities available for students in Rotterdam, including jobs in hospitality, retail, delivery or logistics, and telephone interviewing/market research. Students can find job vacancies on various websites such as LinkedIn, Kamernet, Huurwoningen, HousingAnywhere, and Huurzone. Additionally, students can consider joining Facebook groups such as "Rotterdam start-up jobs" and "Student Jobs in Rotterdam" to find job opportunities.



Q:   What are the job opportunities after doing an MBA from Erasmus university Rotterdam?


After completing an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam, graduates have a wide range of job opportunities available to them. There are vacancies for strategic roles such as Cluster Lead and Director of Engagement and Academic Services, indicating the diverse career opportunities available to MBA graduates. Graduates have also been absorbed in various industries by companies such as Tesla, Accenture, Amazon, KPMG, Nike, Philips, and Unilever, with many students deciding to stay in Europe.


Erasmus University Rotterdam Rankings 2024

B+Overall University Grade
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Business EconomicsA++
Mechanical EngineeringC+
Supply ChainA++
Business AnalyticsA++
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Q:   What rank is Erasmus University Rotterdam?


Erasmus University Rotterdam is one of the most prestigious universities in the Netherlands and in Europe. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities by major global ranking bodies such as QS and THE. 

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The QS World University Rankings (Global) - 2024#176
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (Global)- 2024#99

Q:   Is Erasmus MBA good?


The Rotterdam School of Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam is among the top 1% business school to have triple accreditation, i.e., AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The university offers highly ranked business and management courses including MBA programs

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Financial Times 2023 - GMBA#63
QS World University 2023 - Global MBA#30
THE World University 2023 - Business & Economics#22

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Q:   Does Erasmus have a campus?


Yes, Erasmus University Rotterdam has four campuses across the Netherlands. Three of the campsues of Erasmus University are in Rotterdam, meanwhile, one is in the Hague. All the campsues of Erasmus University Rotterdam are smoke-free, state-of-art facilities, and full security and safety. 



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Erasmus University is located in netherlands in the city of Rotterdam. The university has 6,500 international students, comprising just under 20% of the whole student body. This university also provides a variety of scholarship based on students need .

 Erasmus University offers  graduate and post gr



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The Erasmus University Rotterdam admission process can be done at the Studylink portal for UG and PG students. The Erasmus University Rotterdam University English Language Proficiency Requirements can be demonstrated through TOEFL and IELTS. Candidates must pay the Erasmus University Rotterdam appli



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  Erasmus university Rotterdam is surely a good option for international students mainly beacuse of a diverse range of excellent academic programs across various professional schools and colleges

Here are the reasons why you should go for Erasmus University Rotterdam:

Academics:  The Erasmus Univers



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The length of time hearing back from the  Erasmus University Rotterdamvaries depending on the programme and the application volume received. Applicants who have applied by the application deadline (15 January, 2024) will hear from us no later than 15 February, from the date the application is recei



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 University of Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam offer unique campus cultures and academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rates of Brown University and Corne



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