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There are some practical matters that you will need to consider when you become a(n international) student such as immigration, housing, registration, insurance etc. We would like to refer you to the general Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) site to find the information about matters that are relevant for students coming to EUR. 

For more general information about (studying in) The Netherlands the student is recommended to visit this website. It is also possible to take a virtual tour and get a feeling for what it’s like to walk on campus, sit in class, and explore our city. 

Please find below some more detailed information regarding some of the main services and facilities. 

Interested in coming to Rotterdam to study MEL? You may need to make immigration to be able to do so.

What it is you need to do (arrange a visa? a residence permit? nothing?)? How much will it cost and how long does it take? No need to stress, we have all the answers.

And by Dutch law, students cannot apply for a study residence permit themselves, so relax. 
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) assists admitted students with arranging any immigration formalities, either through your faculty or through our central international office, and will reach out to you as soon as your admittance is final.

Further details and information please visit the EUR International Office’s immigration website 

There are many things that you need to arrange when you decide to study abroad. Finding a place to live is obviously one of the most important things. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) realizes that it may be difficult to arrange housing in a city you don’t know yet. Therefore EUR website will give you several options for housing in Rotterdam.

The monthly rent will differ per option. The amount differs between  € 450.00 and  € 800.00 per month for students that are willing to live in a furnished student accommodation offered by specialized housing companies. For more information please visit the EUR website.

The university library features different facilities like:

  • Study sites: There are over 700 sites where students can study divided over 5 big study areas. A part of these study places contains a PC.
  • ICT:  In the library a helpdesk with information about for example the ERNA – account, VPN connection or Eduroam is available.
  • Languages courses: Different language courses for self-study are available at the library
  • Copy, print and scanning
  • Microfiche and microfilm device
  • Safety deposits free of use
  • Facilities for students with (functional) disabilities
  • Project areas with a smartboard  for group meetings

Please visit the EUR website for more information about the university library.

The Erasmus University Rotterdam holds a wide range of different computer facilities. These computer facility include computer areas but also online and offline ICT support.

Erasmus Sport provides more than 50 different sports, such as Tennis, Squash, Pilates, Zumba, Spinning, Kickboxing and Fitness.

Also most of the 25 student sports clubs offer the possibility to compete: from Golf to Hockey and from Lacrosse to Tennis. In addition to this various sporting events will be organized throughout the year in the Erasmus Sports Center. For more information visit the website.