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39000
Students enrolled in this school.
12
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
8
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has more than 39,000 students and about 4,000 employees. There are a wide variety of programmes to choose from across all educational sectors, with the exception of the agrarian sector. Our education is closely connected to developments in the metropolitan region of Rotterdam.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students must have a high school education, which is equivalent to the Dutch "HAVO".  For most countries (including the US), this is a regular high school diploma. Any three-year programs that require VWO equivalence (IB diploma, 4 AP scores of 3+, A levels, and 1 year of college). Country-specific requirements for the levels can be found here.

What is student life like?

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students can apply for the 5000 euro merit-based Holland Scholarship.

Housing options.

Our aim is to assist international students in finding a room while studying in Rotterdam. We do this in two ways: We reserve approximately 220 rooms per year from Stichting Studenten Huisvesting (Foundation for Student Housing, SSH). For those who are not eligible for SSH rooms, we provide you with clear and honest information about how to find a room on the private market; see Alternative Housing Providers.

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Additional notes.

The Universities of Applied Sciences are quite reputable in the Netherlands and provide a way for students without the IB/AP requirements held by the universities to study in this very cool country.  That said, students should be aware of extra requirements that may be necessary when applying for graduate school. Read more here.

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English-taught master's programs in our database.
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Beautiful European cities to choose from.
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Top-tier universities accepting international students.
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Typical savings against a private university in the US.
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Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
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