Introduction Activities

Introduction Activities


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 31 August 2021

The Official Programme IBA Kick-off will take place on Tuesday 31 August 2021 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 2021: 16th till the 19th of August

Sign up for the Eurekaweek 2021 – the official introduction week for all new students of the Erasmus University! Together with a group of around 15 students of your own studies and two guides (senior students), you will explore student life in Rotterdam. In this week, we will show you the campus, you will discover the city of Rotterdam and, above all, you will meet many fellow students. You will also get to know the student, sport, study, multicultural and cultural associations. In short, this is the flying start to your time in Rotterdam.

For all international students the week will start one day earlier on Sunday the 15th of August. This day is especially organized to get acquainted with the Dutch habits and give you a soft landing in your new city. 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 2021. 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 2021

End of August 2021, 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!



If you would like to know more, click here.

STAR IBA Freshmen Weekend 2021

Save the date, the IBA Freshmen Weekend is back! Between August 27 and August 29, you will kick off your first year with a weekend away with your fellow first-year students. This weekend full of activities and parties is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends and make lots of unforgettable memories. Are you up for some fun to end your summer holidays in the best way?


This event is brought to you by RSM STAR, in collaboration with IBA Programme Management (PM). This event is highly recommended by (PM), so why not check it out? Mark your calendars! For more information about this event please click here.

Welcome & Orientation Programmes: August - September 2021

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.