Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW) houses the four scientific disciplines with each their specific perspectives on people and society. Central to our training and research is our motto: Discover people. Discover society!
10 Good reasons to choose Erasmus University
Study on a campus
Erasmus University Rotterdam offers everything you need right on campus. Here you attend lectures and study in the library with your fellow students. At lunch, you can eat in the Food Court or Erasmus Paviljoen and if you want to play sports, you go to the sports centre. International students can also live on campus. The campus really is the place to be!
Make it happen
What is your ambition? Do you want to invent new economic models to predict the next crisis? To improve health care in Africa? Whether you have new ideas for creative industries or you strive to start your own company in the legal business: Erasmus University will help you to make your ambitions come true. Erasmus University Rotterdam: Make it happen.
A real international university
Desiderius Erasmus once said, “The world is my home” and that’s what Erasmus University always keeps in mind. In the multicultural classroom, you attend lectures given by an Italian professor and your fellow students come from countries like China and Brazil. Lecturers travel around the world to bring back global perspectives. You’ll be part of a truly international environment.
High quality and top-ranked
Erasmus University has a high-quality education and research programme. Top quality, actually. International rankings show that Erasmus University is among the world’s high-end players. Students appreciate the quality of the lectures, the expertise of the staff and the preparations for a successful career.
Good career opportunities
Organisations and companies all over the world are interested in Rotterdam alumni. Sometimes they even call Erasmus University “preferred board room supplier”. During your studies, you pay a lot of attention to preparations for the labour market, for example during the Erasmus Recruitment Days: the biggest student recruitment event in Europe!
Innovative and vibrant are the best words to describe Rotterdam. It may take some time to get to know the city, but once you have, it’s a great city in which to spend your student days. There are plenty of trendy restaurants, nice bars and festivals in the summer. For the more career-driven students among you: many international companies have their offices here.
Not only do we offer you high-class education, Erasmus University Rotterdam also provides great leisure activities. The study and student associations and StudiumGeneraleorganise debates, performances and lectures throughout the week. So after a day of hard study, you’ll have plenty of possibilities to relax and enjoy.
Football, dancing, basketball, rowing: Erasmus Sport offers almost every kind of sport. On campus, there are tennis courts and a brand new fitness centre with modern equipment. You can’t deliver a good study performance if you’re not fighting fit, can you?
Start your time in Rotterdam with the Eurekaweek in mid-August to discover the city, make friends and get to know the university and campus. There’s an extensive social introduction programme for international students too, with trips to see the highlights of the city and the Netherlands. We’d really advise you to participate: Rotterdam will feel like home in no time!
Finding good accommodation shouldn’t be a problem as the city offers a variety of student housing. You can arrange housing through SSH Short Stay, HousingAnywhere or once you’re here, through other students. Did you know that international students can rent student rooms or studios right on campus?
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