International introduction days

Welcome to our international students

During the international introduction days we welcome our international students at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The main goal of the programme is to learn more about Rotterdam, the Netherlands, immigration matters, school and each other!


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences organises a free-of-charge pick-up service from Schiphol (Amsterdam) at the beginning of every semester for all international students. After picking you up from Schiphol, we can drop you off at one of the following locations: 

  • Rotterdam Central Station
  • Erasmus International Housing (Struisenburgdwarsstraat)
  • Hatta Building (Burgemeester Oudlaan)
  • Robert Baeldestraat

How does it work

Pick-up Service dates & time

Schiphol pick-up



1st August 13:00; 16:00; 20:00 CET 
10th August 10:00; 14:00; 17:00; 20:00 CET
18th August 10:00; 14:00; 17:00; 20:00 CET

The buses depart several times a day from Schiphol Airport.  Please be aware that we cannot wait for you if your flight is delayed. That includes the last bus.  

Pick-up Service Meeting Point

Schiphol pick-up

Once you land at Schiphol airport, please make your way to the Meeting Point of Schiphol. Check the Airport map for more information.  Our pick-up crew will pick you up there and bring you to the bus.

pick-up meeting point Schiphol Airport

Reserving your seat on the bus

Schiphol pick-up

After you are accepted at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences you will receive a special login to reserve a seat on the bus.  For the September 2018 intake, you can book your seat until the 23rd July to guarantee a seat. 

Relatives & Friends

Use of the Pick-up Service is intended for our students.  We cannot guarantee seats for your relatives and friends.  We are therefore not able to issue seats to relatives and friends through online registration or email. If your parents and/or a friend is traveling with you, please inform our Pick-up Crew at the airport and they will inform you of the current availability of seats. 

Traveling by yourself

If for some reason you miss the bus, or if you are arriving at a location other than Schiphol airport (e.g. The Hague/ Rotterdam airport, Eindhoven airport or Rotterdam Central Station) please use to find out how to get to your dorm. 

SSH key service

If you are renting a room through SSH short stay accommodation, we can arrange for you to receive the key at your accommodation. This service is only provided to students that have booked and paid for their accommodation.  You must indicate that you are renting a room through SSH in the pick-up service registration form and mention the full address (including your room number).


If you have any questions about the pick-up service, you can send an email to

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