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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burg. Oudlaan 50, 3000 Dr Rotterdam, THE Netherlands
4.03 / 5 based on 564 reviews.
Description:
Erasmus University Rotterdam is an institution of higher education and research. This government sponsored University, named after the humanist Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1469-1536), was created by the merger (in 1973) of the former Nederlandse Economi-sche Hogeschool, founded in 1913, and the Rotterdam School of Medicine, founded in 1966. At present the university numbers some 15,000 graduate students and 3,200 staff members. Read more


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88% of students recommend
564 reviews
Housing
3.9/5
All experiences (564)
Student life
4.3/5
5 stars (210)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (234)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (114)
Expenses
3.5/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
In general, Rotterdam is a great city for doing an exchange. There's plenty of activities and the international office is very helpful. Read Review
piavilla, Austria

564 reviews of Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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HOUSING    
by Pia, Wirtschaftsuniversitńt Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, CEMS
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: student residence
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I would choose the same student residence again as it's close to university and most other exchange students live there too
Personal comments:
I stayed in the International House. Although the rent is high and the facilities aren't the best I would recommend it to everyone as all exchange students live there and it's very close to the university. Alternatively, Casa Erasmus is across the road and cheaper, so that is also a good option. Housing is arranged through the international office, one can say preferences in terms of type of housing and prices.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Dominika, Ekonomickß Univerzita V Bratislave, Bratislava, Slovakia
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
My favorite spots was in the center. What was really close to the place where I lived. Also I went very often to the Concordia. It was bar for international students. Whe had there happy hour every Wendnesday. It was good to with the other internationals there to have fun.
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ACADEMIC    
by aysegul, Bogaziši ▄niversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Economics, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
I have chosen two master classes, as Erasmus University is a well-known one because of its master program. Moreover I have chosen a complementary elective about Tourism. Erasmus is a really good experience for me, to do the projects with an international team with getting the help of a multinational company in Holland.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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by aysegul, Bogaziši ▄niversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Economics, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
People in the Netherlands can speak perfect English in their daily life and also in the classes that I have chosen. In my university the language that we use is also English. So I have never faced any diffuculty at all. Moreover I favour the multilingual environment in Erasmus.
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EXPENSES    
by wolff_r, Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden
and economics, SOCRATES
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits:
The Netherlands are quite cheap compered to Sweden. However, since it is located in central Europe it is easy to travel, which is the reason for my travelexpenses were higher than in Sweden.
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food, Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
The appartments offered by the University are expensive, it is not very hard to find cheaper (and better) living if you try.
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OVERALL    
by giannisb, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Business Studies, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
There are many courses without exams or only with essays. TAKE THEM
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Incredible....!!!! International friends, good proffessors, loads of funa, travels, sports like crazy...Perfect 10



FINAL COMMENTS

Pay attention to your course choices; there are some that are very useful and interesting. Be prepared for lots of sports. Travel as much as you can. Meet as many internationals as you can... they always invite u afterwards so u can travel more...And as a final comment for the ones in 2003: The MORE OR LESS group of 2003 will live forever
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