Erasmus School of Economics
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Founded in 1913, Erasmus University Rotterdam
has a population of over 29,700 enrolled with 5,800 international students. Its areas of expertise include the study of medicine, economics, law and the arts. More specifically, the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) is one of the leading economics schools within Europe and the world. With Nobel Prize winning professors, the faculty is ranked 9th best in Europe and 40th in the world in economics and econometrics among some polls.
The second largest city in The Netherlands, Rotterdam is one of the largest port cities in the world offering a unique environment that include cultural events, festivals, sports and other activities for any exchange student to enjoy
. Located just a short distance from London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Amsterdam, students can plan any weekend excursion throughout Europe while getting a world class education at the Erasmus School of Economics.
Erasmus Program Flyer: Erasmus School of Economics exchange programme 2018-2019.pdf
Students can choose to study abroad during
• Fall Semester (September to December, Blocks 1& 2)
• Spring Semester (January to April, Blocks 3&4)
• Academic year (September to April, Block 1-4)
- This exchange program is limited to students in the Department of Economics
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Have a minimum 3.3 G.P.A.
- Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
One of the benefits of participating in an exchange program
is the wide availability of courses that students can choose from. At Erasmus School of Economics, exchange students are offered upper level courses that are all taught in English, known as Bachelor 3 level course (see link for course listing).
ESE is on a block scheduling system. For students studying abroad in the fall, they will register for Blocks 1 & 2, for the spring, Blocks 3&4. Each block is roughly 7 to 8 weeks with a final exam after each block. Ultimately, you can think of ESE as being on a quarterly schedule instead of semester schedule like at Texas A&M.
It is recommended that you start your housing search before you arrive in Rotterdam. Many resources are available to international students in order to find housing that fits everyone’s preferences. The majority of the time students live in shared apartments or dormitories with private bedrooms but include shared kitchens and living spaces
. The rent and cost of living can be quite high in some located, so it is important to shop around.
Erasmus has reserved rooms for international students. However, there are not enough rooms for all short stay students, therefore, some students will have to research on their own for housing in the private market.
|Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Erasmus
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
|Total Estimated Cost
|Texas A&M Semester Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://uwide.tamu.edu
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office: http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student