Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

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.

Master's Programmes



Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences was founded 1 January 1988 with the merging of nineteen Boards of educational institutes in Rotterdam, Delft and Dordrecht. This was the start of a school for higher education in Rotterdam and the surrounding area. At that time the school had nearly 12,500 students and 1,500 employees making it the largest school of higher education in The Netherlands.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a range of international study programmes at undergraduate (Bachelor) and postgraduate (Master) levels. We also offer special preparation programmes for Bachelor and Master Programmes, as well as accelerated programmes, exchange programmes for students from partner universities, summer courses and tailor-made business courses. All programmes listed are taught in English.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences research focuses on 6 regionally embedded themes, organised in 6 research centres. Multiple professors conduct the studies within each of these research centres.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has high ambitions, first and foremost related to the quality of education. That is why we are interested in your experiences, whether in education or the professional field. We give you the opportunity and responsibility to shape the education offered at the university of applied sciences in an attractive, effective and high-quality manner together with students and colleagues. We gladly invest in both current and future lecturers.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Housing services

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.

Library services

The library helps students, lecturers and researchers find information. We are also your go-to for discussing copyright issues and 21st century information skills.

Delfshaven, South Holland, Netherlands


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