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Practical information

What you need to know

Are you thinking of studying at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences? Or perhaps you are already studying in the Netherlands. Either way, there are many things to arrange.

Studying in the Netherlands can be a very exciting new experience. No need to worry, you are not alone. Over 40 nationalities of students, lecturers and staff are here to make you feel at home.

Public transport

Public transport

Public transport in the Netherlands is well organised. But if you’re new you might need some extra tips. There ar many ways to get around in Rotterdam. You can go on foot or by bike, but public transport is an easy way to get from A to B.

Personal checklist before arrival

Personal checklist before arrival

As soon as you have made the decision to study at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will need to prepare for your stay.

Introduction Days

Introduction Days

During the international introduction days we welcome our international students at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The main goal of the programme is to learn more about Rotterdam, the Netherlands, immigration matters, the school and each other!

Student Housing

Student Housing

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers housing to international (exchange) students enrolled in one of the study programmes.

Visa Application Process

Visa Application Process

Students from outside the EU/EER (Europe) who wish to attend a programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences for more than 3 months are obliged to obtain a permit.

Dutch bank account

Dutch bank account

If you will be staying in the Netherlands for a number of months or years then we would recommend opening a Dutch bank account.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance

When preparing for your stay in the Netherlands, it is very important to ensure that you will be properly insured during your stay. By law, it is mandatory to have health insurance. We also recommend taking out liability insurance.

Facilities

Facilities

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers its students numerous facilities to ease your study career.

Brexit

Brexit

The United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union on 31 October. This will also have consequences for students. We have set out possible scenarios based on a ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’ Brexit for you here.

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