Rotterdam Business School

Rotterdam Business School

Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international business school of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught Bachelor and Master programmes.

Top reasons to study here

  • With students from all over the world, our focus is fully international.
  • The international teaching staff at Rotterdam Business School have years of experience in the business world.
  • The student support staff have lots of experience guiding international students and can help you with information about living in the Netherlands.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



Each student deserves the best possible higher education. Education in which students are  acknowledged and recognised, are given equal opportunities, and are challenged to reach for the highest achievable goal. The teams of lecturers make the difference. Lecturers, researchers and field professionals learn from and with each other, in order to provide the students with current and challenging educational material. With a diploma of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in hand, every student is ready for the world of tomorrow. 

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Student services

Student services at Rotterdam Business School are geared toward international students. All our lecturers and support staff speak English as well as many other languages.

Housing services

  • We reserve approximately 220 rooms per year from Stichting Studenten Huisvesting (Foundation for Student Housing, SSH)
  • For those who are not eligible for SSH rooms, we provide you with clear and honest information about how to find a room on the private market, see Alternative Housing Providers.

Student Life

Campus life

Rotterdam is truly a world city. Home to the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam has global trade and transport links. The city's history of international trade has helped to shape what is now seen as the typical 'roll up your sleeves and get cracking' Rotterdam mentality. Known as the Netherlands' ultimate festival city, Rotterdam buzzes with activity all year round. Cultural, sporting, and music events are plentiful, while the diversity of cultures means that the cuisine is truly global, too.

Student clubs

A great way to get to know other students at Rotterdam Business School, and to have a lot of fun, is to join RISA - Rotterdam International Student Association.

Each year RISA organises lots of activities for both Dutch and international students alike, including social dinners and parties (boat party, beer-pong), international trips, sporting events, guest lectures etc. Visit the RISA website for the latest news and events.

Student Reviews

Rotterdam Business School
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good lecturers, some organizational issues.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good lectures, lacking organisation

Open minded and experienced at RBS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Rotterdam Business School is a great University to study if you are more interested in a practical type of degree. During the 4 years you learn how to apply everything you study. I believe that this method of study helps you to better understand how a business work. Furthermore, another positive aspect is that in the curriculum it is mandatory to do an internship and a...

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