Do you want to know more about the higher education institutions in town than you will find them below. There are quite a few of them in different sizes offering various different subjects which makes the students of Rotterdam not only diverse in their cultural origins but also in their subjects ranging from business to fine arts.

A world renowned university located in Kralingen. The university is named after the famous 15th Century theologician and scholar Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. The university was founded in 1913 and specializes in three different academic areas: – Economics and Management – Law, Culture and Society – Medicine and Health Sciences.

The university has two campuses: Woudestein, where all the bachelor programs in English are taught, and the Erasmus University Medical Center, that also offers Master and PhD programs in English.


EUR offers several Bachelors courses that are taught in English:

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC):

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Studies (ESSB):

Erasmus School of Philosophy:

Erasmus School of Economics:

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM):

Erasmus MC:


EUR offers substantially more Masters programs taught in English, namely 82. You can find a full list of the programs available here. For more information on tuition fees, application process and deadlines, please search the page of your specific study.

The Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands, home to the EUR Faculty of Medicine and one of the most authoritative scientific Academic Medical Centers in Europe. The Erasmus MC was formed in 2002 by a fusion of the Dijkzigt Hospital, Sophia Childrens Hospital, the Daniel den Hoed Clinic and the EUR Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and aims to provide high-quality healthcare, education and research.

The Erasmus MC offers an excellent, internationally recognized Medicine curriculum. Except for the bachelor programme in Nanobiology taught at the Woudestein campus, the research departments of the Erasmus MC offer five English research master’s: Health Sciences, Clinical Research, Infection & Immunity, Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience. Additionally, PhD programs in 4 areas are available: Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Cardiovascular Research and Neuroscience. For more information you can check the Erasmus MC website here.

Business is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School. Education, business placements, education exchange programs, they are all aimed at preparing their students for a career in international business.

Learning from real life business cases are at the heart of many courses. They challenge their students to learn to act quickly and decisively. They teach them to base their decisions on growing experience and healthy reflection. Practical work is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School. Education, work placements, exchange programmes, they all are aimed at preparing their students for a career in international business.

International outlook

Just like in the world of business, their focus is fully international. They work closely together with partners in the business and education communities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Together with their partners they are able to offer their students the global outlook they need. Over 40 different nationalities are represented among their students. The ideal environment to prepare for an international career.


The RBS offers 3 Bachelors to international students:

All relevant information related to tuition fees, application process and deadlines can be found on the links above.


Rotterdam Business School’s Master programs have been designed to equip students to make effective contributions to research, society and economy. Course materials are based on relevant literature and up-to-date research. Original case studies are contributed by the school’s many stakeholders in the RBS. All materials are clearly linked to the professional practice gained by our students. Rotterdam Business School offers three full-time, one-year Master programmes:

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available as a part-time program. All relevant information related to tuition fees, application process and deadlines can be found on the links above.

The Willem de Kooning Academy and its Piet Zwart Institute are part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, which has around 30,000 students and 3,000 employees spread over 60 courses and six sites in the city. This seems massive, but as an academy student you’ll primarily study at our Blaak and Wijnhaven buildings.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences does, however, offer numerous interesting extras, such as the option to become acquainted with other fields of study and additional facilities for students who are also professional sportsmen.


  • Is a leading international academy for bachelor and master degrees in media, art, design, leisure and education;
  • Contributes to the development of a small-scale and high-quality creation industry in the fields of art, fashion, product and media in Rotterdam;
  • Contributes to the development of Rotterdam as a breeding place for visual culture and applied artistic research.

Facts & figures

  • Approximately 2,500 students
  • 13 bachelor majors and four master degree programmes
  • English stream
  • Associate Degree (Rotterdam Academy)
  • More than 60 partner institutions all over the world
  • An institute of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and a close connection with the city of Rotterdam and the rest of the world

The InHolland Rotterdam has over 6000 students. Students studying in Rotterdam can easily reach the location by public transportation. This InHolland location inspires with open-spaced study environments and views overlooking the port, water, ships and the Erasmus bridge.

As an InHolland student you will meet professional English-speaking lecturers, interesting multicultural students, and potential future employers to build on your international network.

Study programs are focused in the field of communication, economics and business. Within each of these fields, we offer a range of English-taught minors as part of our exchange programs. See the exchange course guide for more information.

Unfortunately is not possible to inscribe for full English bachelors in InHolland Rotterdam anymore, now the school just accept students in exchange programs.


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Codarts is a Rotterdam based small scale international university providing high level professional arts education in music, dance and circus arts. The university has about 1,000 students, of 50 nationalities, and around 340 staff members.


For many years the music study programmes at Codarts have had a high reputation both at home and abroad. The good name of the school can be attributed to the top quality it offers in a broad range of study areas (classical music, jazz, pop music, world music, music theatre, music in education), attuned to the demands of the international professional field. This gives students the possibility to come in contact with different music styles in an international environment with students from all the continents and teachers of international name and fame.


Codarts prepares its dance students for a professional career as dancer or teacher. By emphasising excellence, Codarts aspires to educate highly qualified dance artists who can find work in the international employment market. In the studios of Codarts, as well as our own top teachers, there are always dance professionals from the Netherlands and abroad at work as guest teachers or choreographers. The students gain ample stage experience through performances, theatre tours and festivals, and through internships at well-known dance companies with which Codarts has close ties. Students are also able to take part in exchange programmes with other prominent dance schools in Europe and the USA.


The bachelors programme in Circus Arts provides a four-year training for young talents to become professional performing circus artists. They qualify in their own circus specialisation. Besides, they acquire a broad base of circus techniques. Theatre, dance and creation are also important components of the study programme. During their study students already build up much practical experience through projects and presentations, at festivals and in theatres.


In the interest of the further professionalisation of the university and its study programmes, Codarts pays much attention to research.

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