Rotterdam Business School

Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international business school of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught Bachelor and Master programmes.

Top reasons to study here

  • With students from all over the world, our focus is fully international.
  • The international teaching staff at Rotterdam Business School have years of experience in the business world.
  • The student support staff have lots of experience guiding international students and can help you with information about living in the Netherlands.

Master's Programmes



Each student deserves the best possible higher education. Education in which students are  acknowledged and recognised, are given equal opportunities, and are challenged to reach for the highest achievable goal. The teams of lecturers make the difference. Lecturers, researchers and field professionals learn from and with each other, in order to provide the students with current and challenging educational material. With a diploma of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in hand, every student is ready for the world of tomorrow. 

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Student services

Student services at Rotterdam Business School are geared toward international students. All our lecturers and support staff speak English as well as many other languages.

Housing services

  • 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.

Student Life

Campus life

Rotterdam is truly a world city. Home to the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam has global trade and transport links. The city's history of international trade has helped to shape what is now seen as the typical 'roll up your sleeves and get cracking' Rotterdam mentality. Known as the Netherlands' ultimate festival city, Rotterdam buzzes with activity all year round. Cultural, sporting, and music events are plentiful, while the diversity of cultures means that the cuisine is truly global, too.

Student clubs

A great way to get to know other students at Rotterdam Business School, and to have a lot of fun, is to join RISA - Rotterdam International Student Association.

Each year RISA organises lots of activities for both Dutch and international students alike, including social dinners and parties (boat party, beer-pong), international trips, sporting events, guest lectures etc. Visit the RISA website for the latest news and events.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

The first week, a quarter of the class left because of how low the level was (and also due to treating us as kids instead of students). By the end of the year more than half left. The only ones that stayed were those who, like me, had failed previous times in other universities, could not afford to fail again and knew how easy it would be to graduate in RBS. Most of the...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Living abroad is something I've always dreamed of. The cultural diversity along with the exceptional study programme offered is the determining factor for me.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I think our school has some really relevant ideas how students will be able to learn best, by working with companies. The explanation is always really broad which is required to form an accurate business mind. One huge con of my school is that sadly enough there are a lot of struggles with planning which makes it more difficult for students to focus on the theories and...

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