Introduction Activities (will be updated in due course)

Introduction Activities (will be updated in due course)


Settling-in day: Monday 30 August 2021

In order to help you arrange all practicalities before the Official IBA Kick-off and the start of classes, the so-called Settling-In Day is organized. There are no classes or mandatory activities on this day, just so that you settle in your new room, arrange things with the City Hall or the bank. The International Office EUR organizes the so-called One Stop Shop, which is also taking place on this day. Basically, you can take care of all practical matters right on campus! More information can be found here.

Kick-off IBA B1: Tuesday 1 September 2020

The Official Programme IBA Kick-off will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2020 and it is mandatory for all students starting with the IBA programme. During this event you will learn more about the programme, receive your course schedule, booklist, meet your mentor and fellow mentor group members, etc. 

More information about the programme will follow soon.


Eurekaweek 2020: 17th till the 20th of August

Do you want to meet students from all faculties at Erasmus University Rotterdam? Are you ready to discover Rotterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam? Then sign up for the Eurekaweek 2020 – the official introduction week for all new students! You will join a group of 12-15 students of your own studies, which will be guided by two senior students. In this week, you will be encouraged to discover the city of Rotterdam, its student life and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

For all international students the week will start one day earlier; Sunday the 16th of August. This day is especially organized to get acquainted with the Dutch habits. Furthermore, you can go island hopping between various convenient organizations and businesses which help you get started with Rotterdam’s student life. For example, you will get the opportunity to arrange a room or a bike and to open a student bank account.

It is not yet possible to sign up for the Eurekaweek 2020. More information about this will soon be available.

For more information you can also visit the website of the Eurekaweek or follow the Facebook page and Instagram page for the latest updates

ESN Summer Introduction Days: 23 - 25 August 2020

End of August 2020, ESN-Rotterdam will organize the ESN Introduction Days. These days are focused on meeting over 300 other international students and getting to know Rotterdam. This event will be THREE days filled with great activities to make you familiar with Rotterdam and its amazing student life. The memories you make and the friends you’ll find will stay with you for a lifetime!



Some activities this year will include:

  • Unlimited pancakes on a boat tour
  • Lunch all three days
  • Dinner all three days
  • Beer cantus
  • Crazy88
  • Language workshop
  • Closing Party
  • And more!

If you would like to know more, click here.

STAR IBA Freshmen Weekend 2020

Join us between the 18th and 20th of September for the annual STAR IBA Freshmen Weekend! The weekend will take place online this year and offers lots of exciting activities to start your first year just right.

IBA students who live in the Netherlands, can always join the BA Introduction Days.



Welcome & Orientation Programmes: August - September 2020

For an overview of all of the welcome activities specially organized for new students at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and also lots of helpful information about student life, university facilities, and life in Rotterdam please check out the Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official welcome page.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) offers several orientation programmes and highly recommends to participate in all of them. By taking part in these activities you will have the opportunity to meet fellow students, learn to find your way around the campus and get to feel at home in Rotterdam! Please click here to view the Summer Orientation Programmes.