Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Business School (RBS) is the international business school of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. International business is what it is all about at Rotterdam Business School (RBS). Over 2,500 students are currently enrolled in our English-taught bachelor and master programmes.



Education at Rotterdam Business School follows the Rotterdam Education Model (REM), a mixture of knowledge accumulation, practical experience and personal development.

All bachelors' programmes include periods of practical work experience and study or placement abroad.

Masters' programmes also incorporate a period of practical training. This allows students to gain both experience in their field and a taste of international business even before they graduate.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has five research centres which offer multidisciplinary insights into research.

  • Creating 010
Programme director: Florian Cramer
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation
Programme director: Guy Bauwen
  • Innovations in Care
Programme director: Marleen Goumans
  • Research Centre RDM
Programme director: Kees Joosten
  • Urban Talent
Programme director: Frans Spierings


Each student at Rotterdam Business School is assigned a Study Career Coach at the start of their studies. This coach is will offer you personal guidance throughout your studies. They will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses which may impact your study progress and will advise you on the best options to help you towards successful completion of your study programme.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (5)
Social Sciences (1)


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.

The student support staff have lots of experience guiding international students and can help you with information about living in the Netherlands, resident permits, housing, insurance, and bank matters. They can also provide an airport pick-up service when you first arrive in the Netherlands.

Housing services

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has reserved a large number of rooms through SSH (Stichting Studenten Huisvesting), Rotterdam's largest provider of student housing.

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. We also recommend taking out liability insurance.

The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers student insurance with the AoN insurance company.

Student Life

Campus life

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has locations all over the city. Almost all of our locations are in easy reach of the same metro line.