Rotterdam Business School

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

  • Real-life business cases provided by international companies are at the heart of many courses.
  • Just like in the world of business, our focus is fully international.
  • Over 50 nationalities are represented amongst our student population.

Pre-Master's Programmes



  • Education, business placements, exchange programmes and practical research projects; they are all aimed at preparing our students for a career in international business.
  • We work closely with partners in the business and education communities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to offer our students the global outlook and experience they need to succeed


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.


At Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, more than 39.000 students and 4.000 employees work on their career. Our graduates are valuable assets to the Rotterdam region in facilitating growth and contributing solutions to concrete challenges.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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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.

Medical services

  • When preparing for your stay in the Netherlands, it is very important to ensure that you will be properly insured during your stay. By law, it is mandatory to have health insurance.
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers student insurance with the Aon insurance company. Aon offers a complete cross border insurance policy for international students all over the world.

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

Overall Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I am satisfied with the quality of my studies at the Rotterdam Business School. Most of the teachers are very experienced in the field that they are changing, therefore, speak from experience and give relevant advice. The study program's setup allows students to focus on their main interests while also requiring them to dive into other subjects. The down-side of...

Overall good experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had some great teachers. However, the studies were still focused too much on the theory. Nevertheless, from this year they are changing the program, so there will be no exams, only projects. You will be opening your own company.

I need financial assistance so badly to finish my studies!
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Nothing worked really, teachers do not cooperate but rule.

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