I am an Exchange Student

    Welcome to Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences! You’ve been admitted as an exchange student, which means that you will study at Rotterdam UAS for one or two semesters.

    Starting a new journey can feel a bit overwhelming. Do you need some help upon arrival? Please contact the Centre of International Affairs or your International Academic Coordinator (contact details below).

    What's next?

    Collect your student card

    As a new exchange student you will receive a student card upon arrival. This card is valid as long as you are enrolled at Rotterdam UAS. The student card is your proof of enrolment. You will have to show your student card upon request, when borrowing books and items and for printing.

    The student card cannot be used as a proof of identity to take the exams. In order to take the exams, you must show your identity card, passport or Dutch residence card (residence permit).

    During the introduction week you will be informed by the Centre of International Affairs when and where you can collect your student card.

    Check your student email

    Once started with your exchange programme, please make sure to check your RUAS student email ( on a regular basis. All university related matters will be sent to this email address.

    Submit your (Erasmus+) documents

    Learning Agreements (before/during/after mobility)

    EU-students can upload their Learning Agreement into Mobility Online, so the International Academic Coordinator can review and sign your Learning Agreement. If your Learning Agreement has been approved, you will receive a signed copy by email. If your Learning Agreement has been rejected, you will receive further instructions by email. In your Letter of Acceptance you can find the name and email address of your International Academic Coordinator.

    Certificate of Arrival/Departure/Attendance

    Do you have any other certificates that need to be signed? You can send them to the Centre of International Affairs, team Exchange by email:

    Get in touch with your International Academic Coordinator

    All new exchange students receive a welcome email from their International Academic Coordinator before and/or upon their arrival. The International Academic Coordinator is your point of contact for all course related matters, such as your schedule, course selection and exams/resits. In your Letter of Acceptance you can find the name and email address of your International Academic Coordinator.

    Get in touch with the Centre of International Affairs

    The Centre of International Affairs assists new exchange students with all non-academic related matters. This department consist of several teams with each their own responsibilities. As an exchange student you will be mostly in touch with team Exchange, Student Support and Housing:

    • Exchange
      Exchange application, Certificates of arrival/departure/attendance, introduction days, use of Mobility Online
    • Student Support
      Health insurance, municipality registration, visa application
    • Housing
      Housing related questions. Did you book a room in of the SSH buildings? Please contact SSH directly for questions about your contract, rent or the maintenance.