Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is one of the schools of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. ESHCC hosts the departments of History, Arts and Culture Studies, and Media & Communication. ESHCC offers high-quality education, based on academic research, at the interface between the Humanities and the Social Sciences. We educate our ambitious international students in a stimulating learning environment. After having completed their studies, our students have acquired knowledge, insight and skills that enable them to make an important and inspiring contribution to a society that is becoming increasingly more international and in which diversity plays a major role.

ESHCC’s research focuses on the following areas:

  • Culture, Heritage and Globalization.
  • Conflict and Social-Economic Order.
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries.
  • Identities, Representation, and Society.
  • Production and Reception of Media and Culture.

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Scholarships & funding

Coming to study in Rotterdam or going on exchange? How are you going to finance your studies + living costs?

Don’t get us wrong: we think it’s great that you’re considering to study abroad! Thinking about your finances however, should happen before you apply. You don’t want to run into surprises like not being able to continue studying because you ran out of money.

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Why study at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Besides guaranteeing a high quality study programme and an internationally recognised degree, Erasmus university offers you a good time. It’s safe and everything is close by. After a few weeks, you’ll be doing everything by bike, eating sandwiches for lunch and saying ‘gezellig’ (try to pronounce that typical Dutch word!) when you’re meeting your friends. You’re welcome in the Netherlands!

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The hub of Erasmus University Rotterdam is our Woudestein campus, which is a 15-minute bike ride or 20-minute tram ride away from the city centre. Get to know the city of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands. Learn about student life, study associations, student housing, city life and fun things to do in Rotterdam.

Check out our website to take the virtual tour and see how students study in the light-filled new Polak building or at our state-of-the-art university library.

Student lifestyle

Erasmus University Rotterdam fits right into the dynamic atmosphere of the city with unique campuses, various student associations and possibilities to engage in sports or cultural activities next to studying. We're actually pretty happy that Rotterdam is our hometown!

Check out more about life as a student on our website. You can also chat with our current students and ask them all your questions!


We know this can be a surprise and a struggle for some of you.

The EUR reserved spots for about 25% of our yearly incoming international Bachelor, Master or exchange students. Which means we have at this moment about 800 reserved rooms. At his moment we have a partnership with the companies SSH, XIOR and the Fizz Cobana.

To help you get started, we also organized a webinar on the Rotterdam housing market that you can review online.

Please check out our website to see how we can help you finding that dream spot.


Average rating 5

Based on 14 reviews.

Eeske Kuipers

When deciding on where to go after high school I looked at which experiences of high school I had enjoyed most. These were my art, art history, and Spanish classes, as well as the trips abroad. Slightly scared to admit it, I knew my future would lie in the art world. Creating, designing, and drawing had always been my passion, so initially I tur...

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Danielle de Kurver

For me, history had always been something I was very interested in. Nevertheless, choosing what program of study to start after secondary school was quite a difficult decision to make. In the end, I chose to study something I knew would make me happy. After the first year, I do not regret making that decision at all. In the first year of the Int...

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Anh Ton

What also makes me so happy with IBCoM is that I’ve got to live in Rotterdam. This is such a vibrant city that you always want to be on the road. This place is also full of opportunities for job seekers. If you want to find an internship to gain experience or if you just simply want to wait tables to earn some money, there’s always something for...

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Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 Rotterdam

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