Students should work with their O’Neill academic advisor to determine which semester will fit best for them to study at Erasmus Arts. Below are the general timeframes of Erasmus Arts’ academic calendar. Please use these time frames to help in planning your semester abroad. This exchange is only offered in spring semester due to the offset academic calendar at ESHCC:
Spring Semester (Erasmus “Term 3” & “Term 4”): February - Mid June
The Erasmus Arts and Cultural Studies program focuses on the role of arts and culture in society, offering course work in cultural policy, economics, media, sociology, marketing, and more. Courses range in size and are conducted in English. You will be in class with local Dutch students as well as other international exchange students.
You can view course offerings from prior semesters as examples of coursework available at Erasmus Arts as an exchange student. Although course offerings are similar from year to year, all courses are subject to change:
You should prepare to take the equivalent of 15 IU credits during your semester at Erasmus Arts. Two European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are equal to one IU credit, requiring you to enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS credits throughout the semester.
You must take 30 ECTS (15 IU credits) during your semester at Erasmus Arts.
If you drop below the required 30 ECTS enrollment while abroad, you will be awarded F grades for the missing credits (ex: if you register for 24 ECTS (12 IU credits), you will be give an F grade for the missing 3 IU credits) as per IU policy. Please maintain required enrollment!
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) provides a variety of living options for visiting international exchange students including on-campus and off-campus accommodations. Please review the EUR housing website for more details. This website advises students on the Rotterdam housing market, neighborhoods, pricing, timelines, how to find something on- or off-campus, etc.
Furthermore, EUR has reserved almost 800 furnished rooms with third-party student housing providers SSH and XIOR. In addition, the staff in the International Office at EUR provide valuable housing information to students once selected for the exchange program.
Rotterdam is a large city and the housing rental market is quite competitive. Students are encouraged to start their housing search early. It is important to follow the direction of the host university’s exchange coordinator with regards to housing applications and deadlines.
Semester tuition will cost the same as if you were studying at IU – you will register and pay for 15 credits at your normal IU tuition rate (in-state or out-of-state) through your bursar account. No tuition will be paid to EUR.
In addition to tuition, you will be responsible for covering your own overseas expenses including airfare, food, and housing. Roughly $1,200 dollars a month should cover food, housing, fun, study materials, and incidentals. Your biggest cost variable will be housing.
Estimated breakdown of expected costs
Merit-based and need-based scholarships are available for students participating in O'Neill exchanges.
O'Neill scholarship application deadlines are the same as the program application deadlines. For spring semester exchanges, the deadline is September 1. For fall semester exchanges, the deadline is February 1.
Information regarding scholarship eligibility, applying, and additional funding available can be found on the Understanding Your Overseas Financial Aid Options page.