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Erasmus University Rotterdam

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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A unique institution based on the concept of a "multicultural classroom", Erasmus University Rotterdam blends high-quality education with an enriching global perspective.

International rankings name Erasmus University among the world’s leading players, and students recommend the institution for the quality of the lectures, expertise of the staff and opportunities in preparation for a successful career.

International students

Located in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, Erasmus University is known for its global mindset, offering the chance to join a truly international environment. The university has 5,000 international students, comprising just under 20% of the whole student body. Furthermore, 40-60% of students enrolled in English-taught programs come from outside the Netherlands. 

Financial aid

Erasmus University offers different types of scholarships and financial aid based on students’ needs. It also offers guidance for students who are eligible for grants offered by the Dutch government.

Student life

Erasmus University's main campus was designed to offer students everything they need in a place where they feel safe. In addition to excellent study areas and a modern library, students can also eat at the Food Court or get active in the sports center. The campus is also home to a grocery store, bike shop, copy shop, hair salon, bar, banking and cash points, car and bike parking, facilities for the disabled, child day care center, computer facilities, housing for international students, physio- and manual therapy, catering, culture, and a quiet contemplation room .

Studying at Erasmus University

Erasmus University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, covering the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Public administration
  • Urban management and development
  • Development studies
  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Medicine and health

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2016
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2017
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2018
  • 54.40
    Overall Score
  • 46.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 74.3
    Citations per Faculty
  • 70.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 34.7
    Faculty Student
  • 62.1
    International Faculty
  • 71.7
    International Students
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2017
17
2015
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2016
  • 80.20
    Overall Score
  • 83.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 86.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 68.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 93.2
    H-index Citations
91-100
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 74.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 55.6
    Alumni Outcomes
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,011
International
458

Number of students

23,273
Postgraduate 40%
Undergraduate 60%

Number of international students

5,229
Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

11 Undergraduate Courses

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39 Postgraduate Courses

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