Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College

Erasmus University College (EUC) is the international undergraduate honour's programme of Erasmus University Rotterdam. EUC offers a three-year programme (BSc) in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Think of the programme as breadth plus depth, where you will be challenged to explore many areas of academia to build perspective and connections between disciplines.

Top reasons to study here

  • You will be drilled in the academic skills to put your knowledge to work.
  • Our multicultural classroom comprises students from all continents.
  • We are a residential programme, meaning you live together with your fellow first-year students from around the world.



Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam is currently one the biggest universities of the Netherlands with a student population of 26,000 and a research community of circa 1,400. 


We keep group sizes to 12 students for tutorials, so that you are always intensively involved in your education. EUC’s active approach to education is called Problem Based Learning, in which students take the lead and everyone is a participant. Our multicultural classroom comprises students from all continents, bringing their own experiences and paradigms, which ensures that no one classroom experience at EUC is alike.


Erasmus University Rotterdam invests in science that matters. The connection and interaction between science and society, between theory and practice, are part of our DNA. Talented researchers who enter into international collaborations with an open mind move science forward.

The Erasmus Initiatives are three ambitious plans that streamline our academic activities to increase the social and economic impact of our work.

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Student services

At Erasmus University College we recognize that the transition to university can sometimes prove challenging on a personal level. It is for this reason that we have an elaborate support network in place, consisting of student counsellors, a student life officer and binding study advice in your first year, so that you will be able to tackle any possible issues, and receive appropriate support when you need it.

Housing services

Erasmus University College (EUC) requires its students to live in the LUCIA residence in the city centre during their first year of studies. Living together with your fellow students provides an excellent opportunity to get to know each other well and to build solid friendships. Considering studying at EUC requires a lot of group-work, living together also makes it easier to plan these group meetings and generally enhances the overall academic community, which is essential to our philosophy of what makes a great university college. Additionally, living on campus has the benefit of allowing you to immediately focus on your studies considering your housing is already arranged for you.

Library services

The creation and dissemination of knowledge are at the heart of the University’s activities. The University Library helps researchers and students to excel in these pursuits and to share their results with society. This ensures that EUR’s expertise in the fields of Welfare, Health, Governance and Culture is available to all.

Medical services

Depending on your income you might be eligible for a compensation to help you cover the costs of your Dutch public health insurance. This compensation is called ‘Zorgtoeslag’ in Dutch (healthcare allowance or benefit).

Student Life

Campus life

In the city centre of Rotterdam, nestled between the market area, the charming Pannekoekstraat, the dazzlingly beautiful Markthal and the bustling shopping area the Meent, sits a dignified city monument on the Nieuwemarkt square, housing Erasmus University College.

The immediate surroundings of Erasmus University College are brimming with a vibrant mix of both the hip and happening, as well as the more traditional little pop and mom venues. Together, these create a nice buzz in the area, with plenty to choose from quirky shops to interesting but affordable restaurants and cafés.

Sports facilities

The Erasmus Sports Centre, located on campus, offers over 50 sports, available on all levels. The Centre organizes sport events, tournaments, and internal competitions, personal training and body fit courses run by certified trainers. The Sport Centre is open 7 days per week. 

Student clubs

As a student at Erasmus University College you will become a member of the Erasmus University College Student Association (EUCSA). This all-inclusive student association acts as an umbrella organization for a wide range of student run committees, which together offer a great variety of activities and events for their members.

Besides partaking in all that is on offer, you will also have the opportunity to join or start a committee yourself. A great way of having fun and providing yourself with some well-appreciated experience in organizing and leading. The Student Association is still young, and many new committees will be created in the years to come.


We are very pleased to inform you that the bachelor programme of Erasmus University College has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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