Our Partner universities

Rotterdam University of Applied Science, The Netherlands


Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands, with 1.2 million inhabitants in the larger area and 600,000 inhabitants in the urban area. Not only does it offer the third largest seaport in the world (largest in Europe!), but it is also the leading location for industry and commerce in the Netherlands and is therefore the ideal location for business studies. Rotterdam is also an international and cultural centre with many opportunities for young people.

The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, with around 30,000 students, cannot be compared to the EBC University. However, the university is divided into different faculties, which are located in different places in the city. Since the University of Rotterdam offers fixed programmes (see below), students will not have to commute from campus to campus during their time in Rotterdam, but will only have to attend courses in a specific environment. This will save students a lot of effort. In addition, the university attaches great importance to mixing local and international students. The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences is therefore highly recommended for anyone considering an authentic, well-organised study stay in a lively, international city.


Academic Year

September - January

February - June

suitable for:

International Business Management B.A.
Business Psychology B.Sc.

Language of education:



Attendance; final examination


Students who choose the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have the opportunity to choose from one of two fixed programmes:

The EBC University particularly recommends the IBEX program. The students deepen their knowledge in Business Economics, Marketing and Accountancy and get the chance to get in touch with multinational companies based in Rotterdam. The university emphasises that international and local students are mixed, i.e. international students participate in regular courses. The language of instruction for both programmes is expected to be English.

Internship placement

The university arranges up to 4 places per year within the Erasmus internship. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Placement Center or the International Office. 


Application Deadline:

Deadlines for submitting application documents to the International Office:

31/01 for the winter semester

31/05 for the summer semester

Please note that the deadlines vary between partner universities - it may take a while before you hear from the partner university.


Good knowledge of English, which you can prove as following:

  • IELTS 6.0
  • CEFR B2
  • TOEFL iBT 80

Application Process

We have an ERASMUS partnership with the RU and a certain number of exchange places per semester. You can apply for these places.

The ERASMUS application procedure consists of two phases: 

Step 1: Application to the EBC University

You apply to us for a place at university and for the ERASMUS scholarship. Please register at the International Office and hand in the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation in English (one page maximum); include up to two alternative ERASMUS partners in the last paragraph of your cover letter, in which you would be interested if we had to cancel your first request.
  • Performance record of the EBC University (via the virtual campus)

The best applications will be selected from all applicants of the EBC University, it counts academic achievements, language skills and the quality of your motivation letter, in which you show that you have dealt with your desired university.

We will inform the successful students by email and ask them to explicitly accept their place. If you accept the place, we will nominate you at the partner university and only then will you apply with the regular application documents for the university, see step 2.

If you have received a rejection, you will automatically be placed in the procedure for moving up to the alternative universities of your choice or we will endeavour to offer you an alternative. We will then send you an offer by email. Once you have accepted the offer, we will nominate you with the partner and only then will you apply to this university with the appropriate documents (see step 2 below).

Step 2: Application to Rotterdam University

After the EBC University has informed you of your official nomination, apply to the host university. To do this, first fill out the online application form. You will then receive an e-mail with the required documents, which must be sent to the RU. Submit these to the Io so that your application can be forwarded to the RU. You will probably need the following documents: 

  • Proof of sufficient language skills
  • Transcript of Records of the EBC University
  • Learning Agreement 
  • Three passport photos
  • Passport copy

Note: The online application form is only available in certain application phases.

Application phase Fall: April 1st - May 1st

Application phase Spring: October 1st - November 1st 

(Status: 26.04.2018, VvH)


Tuition fees

We have an ERASMUS partnership with this university. You can apply for an ERASMUS place (Attention - the number of ERASMUS places is limited).

For the participation in the ERASMUS programme, an administration fee of 750,-€ is due. In this case, no further tuition fees will be charged at the ERASMUS university in which the student is enrolled.


Students who receive an ERASMUS grant can combine it with AuslandsBAföG.

Cologne District Government
Department 49
50606 Cologne (central postal address)
Phone: 0221 / 147 - 4990
Fax: 0221 / 147 - 4950
E-mail: abroadbafoegbezreg-koeln.nrw.de

Cost of living
The cost of living in the Netherlands is not too high. In Rotterdam you can expect about 800-1000 Euro per month.


Learning Agreement

Along with your application, you submit a Learning Agreement (LA) on which you enter courses or modules amounting to at least 20 ECTS credits that you would like to take. The International Office and the Dean's Office will confirm your selection and ask for corrections if necessary. The LA is the basis for the recognition of courses at the EBC University and is therefore binding.

In host countries whose national language is not taught at the EBC, you must attend a language course. Language courses cannot, however, be recognised within the 20 ECTS credits mentioned above.

Transcript of Records

Your Transcript of Records, the semester abroad, proves that you have successfully completed the course. The average of your achievements is converted according to the modified Bavarian formula. 20 ECTS are hereby recognised and are included in the overall grade of your studies.



Citizens of EU member states do not need a visa to enter the Netherlands. All other countries must apply for a visa before departure in order to enter the Netherlands. You can apply for a visa at the Dutch embassy or consulate in your home country. Further information and visa requirements can be obtained from the Dutch embassy or consulate. We recommend that you apply early, as experience has shown that the processing time can be quite long and documents with translations may be required. An overview of the individual visa requirements can be found on the website of the Dutch Embassy.



You must have valid health insurance. If you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you are also insured in the Netherlands. However, to be sure, ask your health insurance company for details.

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