International Bachelor in PsychologyErasmus Universieit Rotterdam
International Bachelor in Psychology
Do you want to help organisations and their employees thrive in a professional way? Are you interested in the way the brain functions and how you can develop talent through education? If so, this programme will be a perfect fit for you! Through theory and practice you will familiarise yourself with various subjects in psychology.
Within our Psychology programme, we educate using the Problem-Based Learning method. In small groups, you will analyse concrete problems by looking for information in books, journals and digital media. Class discussions will strengthen your bond with fellow students and encourage you to succeed. You will also develop professional skills which aim to minimise the gap between university and the workplace and prepare you for your career path.
Why study this International Bachelor in Psychology in Rotterdam?
- We emphasise both a theoretical and practical approach to a wide range of psychology subjects such as cognition, learning, addiction, motivation etc.;
- We make use of our Problem-Based Learning method, which enables you to study more efficiently;
- You are a part of a group of approximately 200 international students. Not only do you get to mingle with students from all corners of the world, you will also interact with Dutch students during tutorials.
Problem based learning
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a method that is based on the idea that the student plays an active role in the learning process (student-centered education). It is not about lecturing with the purpose of information transfer (as is the case in traditional educational systems). Instead, the aim is to stimulate the active participation of the student in small educational groups. Often, it is not the teacher who explains the study material. Instead, the students explain the study material themselves.
This student-centered approach stems from the constructivist vision on learning which states that the best way to deal with information is to actively construct knowledge instead of passively consuming it.
Ansøgning og adgangskrav
As a rule, you are eligible to apply for our bachelor programme if you have obtained or will obtain a secondary school diploma such as the Dutch vwo diploma, an hbo propedeuse or a foreign equivalent.
English language requirements
You do not need to provide further evidence of English proficiency if:
- you hold an International Baccalaureate diploma including English Standard Level (A) or English Higher Level (A or B);
- you hold a European Baccalaureate diploma including English as 1st or 2nd language;
- you obtained at least 2,5 years of secondary education in Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), New Zealand, South-Africa, The USA, the UK or Ireland
If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you need to demonstrate proof of proficiency in English through any of the following:
- IELTS AcademicOpens external (International English language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 overall. All sub scores should at least be 6.5.
- TOEFL iBTOpens external (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100. All sub scores should at least be 23.
- ITP-TOEFL (Institutional Testing Programme) offered by the Language & Training Centre at the EUR, or any other Dutch University. Minimum requirement: 627.
- Cambridge C1 AdvancedOpens external or Cambridge C2 ProficiencyOpens external with a minimum score of at least 185.
English tests must not be older than two years at the time of application. If you have not yet taken a test, we recommend IELTS or TOEFL.
The results need to reach us:
- before15 June(non-EEA applicants)
- before1 August(EEA applicants)
Make sure to plan the language test well in advance of the deadline and allow some time to re-take the test, if necessary!