Things to know if you want to study in Rotterdam

Find out why the Netherlands attracts so many international students

10 reasons to study in the Netherlands

It may be small in size, but the Netherlands continues to attract large numbers of students from far and wide and it is more than just the windmills and clogs that are enticing them here. At IHS approximately 95% of our students come from overseas so we asked them why the Netherlands is such an attractive destination for international students. Here are ten of the reasons why they chose to study in the Netherlands. 

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Housing in Rotterdam

How to find a house/ room in Rotterdam

Getting the opportunity to study in one of the most diverse cities in the Netherlands is very exciting! One of the first things that you should take care of before arriving in Rotterdam is finding a place to live. We know that it can be a very difficult task, especially when it is done from a distance. That is why we have listed some tips to help you out!

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How popular is urban management really?

The concepts of urbanism and urban planning have been around for as long as cities have existed. Compared to the 1800s, when only 3% of the population resided in urban areas, today’s situation would have probably appeared unimaginable. Nowadays almost half of the world lives in cities, and the UN estimates that in less than 15 years, 3 out of 5 people will be inhabiting an urban environment.

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Tips on how to put together a successful university application

As an admissions team at IHS, the Institute for housing and urban development studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, we deal with a large number of applications at any given time and since we constantly see certain questions rising or patterns repeating, we started putting together a mini-guide to help you find the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Rotterdam: the best city to study urban development in!

The Netherlands is an ideal country for studying Urban Management, as it is filled with real-life examples and good case practices from this field at every step. Rotterdam raises the bar, due to its highly progressive and daring architectural and planning views. It's a city of pioneering solutions and successful experiments, an incubator of great ideas. Long story short: what better place for IHS than this thriving urban space, that will inspire students to absorb every bit of information and inspiration available?

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Orientation Year/Search Year

Did you hear about this? The Dutch are looking for international talents to come to the Netherlands and settle in the country, taking advantage of a flourishing working environment.This is what the Orientation Year (or Search Year) is offering: the opportunity for international persons to start working in the Netherlands without having to apply for a work permit (TWV).

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10 things to bring with you to the Netherlands

At IHS we know that moving abroad for your studies is both an exciting and daunting experience. One of the most common questions that we receive from prospective students is what to bring to Rotterdam. To ensure that you have the packing side of things taken care of, here are 10 things that you should add to your list to bring with you to the Netherlands.

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Housing in Rotterdam

Six reasons why Rotterdam is the best city for urban planners

Futuristic skyscrapers currently sit beside post-war buildings in a city centre that was bombed to the ground in 1940. Forced to rebuild, Rotterdam went one step further and reinvented itself, becoming a city of experimental architecture that delights and fascinates urban professionals and city lovers from around the world.

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