Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

City: Rotterdam
Language of instruction: English
  • Situated in Rotterdam
  • University takes its name from Desiderius Erasmus, the famous philosopher, theologian and humanist
  • One of Europe's top 10 business schools
  • Rotterdam is one of the most dynamic cities of the Netherlands
  • Only 45 minutes away from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  • 50 000+ students in the city

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2

Who can go?

  • Only COMM (UBCV) students are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early September to Late December (Trimester 1 for EUR Bachelor program, Block 1 and 2 for EUR Masters program)
  • Semester 2: Early January to late June (Trimester 2 and 3 for EUR Bachelor program, Block 3, 4, and 5 for EUR Masters program)


  • Third year students study in the Bachelor program
  • Note that course choice for year 3 students may be limited due to the number of Bachelor courses at Erasmus that BCom students will have already completed at UBC
  • Fourth year students study in the Masters program
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

5.5 or E

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Students will be sent a course registration form where they can find the courses offered to them
  • Students may take one course (5 ECTS) outside of the business school in another faculty

Full course load information

  • Minimum: 15 ECTS
  • Maximum: 30 ECTS

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Communication Technologies and their Impacts
Partner course code: CM 1007
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Digital Media Analysis
Partner course code: CM 2029
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: COMM 363
Title: Marketing Strategy
Partner course code: BM04MM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Managing Professional Organizations
Partner course code: BM01OCC
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Strategic and International Human Resource Management
Partner course code: RSM03HRM
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Alternative Investmetns: Beyond Stocks and Bonds
Partner course code: BKBMIN 009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-01-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Entrepreneurial Skillset
Partner course code: BMSE 03
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Information Systems Technology and Development
Partner course code: BAD 14
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) assists you by offering a few suggestions through which you can find accommodations
  • As soon as you have a conditional or unconditional offer, we strongly advise you to search for accommodation

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO