International Bachelor Communication and Media

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Explore the world of media and its political, economic, and cultural impact. Pursue opportunities for international exchange, and go on to advanced studies or a top-flight career in communications.

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixus200plaatsen
honoursheeft honours track
The Communications and Media programme's academic year is divided into four terms, starting in September and finishing at the end of June. Each term comprises three different courses. This not only ensures that the workload and exams are spread evenly throughout the year, but also encourages you to work in a disciplined and effective way.

The International Bachelor programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM) facilitates and stimulates cooperative learning. It also encourages you to think critically and generate new knowledge, rather than simply accumulating facts. All courses feature a combination of instruction, interaction, and practical training, including applying theoretical knowledge to actual cases. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups and develop your team skills.
Studying Communication and Media Rotterdam - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Waarom aan de Erasmus?

You choose this programme because:

  • it provides the skills required for a successful career in this dynamic field;
  • it offers an international perspective and study environment;
  • you want to be at the cutting edge of the discipline;
  • you value the opportunity to go on exchange;
  • it is staffed by highly qualified, international lecturers.


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afstudeerrichting Communication & Business

afstudeerrichting Communications & Politics

afstudeerrichting Communication, Culture and Society

afstudeerrichting Media and Entertainment

afstudeerrichting International and Global Communication

afstudeerrichting New Media Technologies


taal van onderwijs100% en
lecture, research project, seminar, tutorial, working group
bindend studieadvies
  • propedeuse (alle vakken uit het eerste jaar) in in de eerste 12 maanden
honours-/excellence program IBCoM Honours Programme

The IBCoM Honours Programme is an extra-credit course (15 ECTS) that runs over three academic blocks..

The programme is open—by invitation only—to IBCoM's most talented and highly motivated students.The IBCOM Honours Programme is meant to give students access to opportunities and challenges beyond the normal scope of an undergraduate program. Through close contact with the IBCoM faculty and with other distinguished professionals and experts, honours students are exposed to the most recent developments in communication and media studies. Students' own contribution in the HP's curriculum further enables them to actively explore new areas of interest.

Apart from an active engagement in class discussions, students have the opportunity to lead classroom sessions, organize fieldtrips and related lectures, advice institutions on communicational matters, and co-organize the final HP symposium. Students who successfully complete the IBCoM Honours Programme will receive 15 ECTS and a formal letter of recommendation from the IBCoM Dean. The IBCoM Honours Programme is firmly embedded in the educational vision of IBCoM and the remit of the Erasmus Honours Academy.

The HP is organized in two parts and an honours symposium at the end. Each block, students attend and participate in three to four plenary meetings on the campus and one overnight field trip.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 7100
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 7100

1 september 2020

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toelaatbare profielen
vwo C&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo E&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar
WO propedeusetoelaatbaar

Non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proof of proficiency in English through any of the following:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum overall score of 580 in the paper test or 92 in the internet based test. (;
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0 overall (;
  • CAE (Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Advanced English): minimum grade B;
  • CPE (Cambridge ESOL Certificate for Proficiency in English: minimum grade C.

math test
If you do not have a VWO diploma in Mathematics, you can demonstrate a sufficient command of Mathematics, by taking one of the following standardized tests:

  • SAT Maths level 1 with a minimum score of 540;
  • ACT with a minimum score of 22.

Here the focus will be on the mind-set, motivation, viewpoints, and aspirations of applicants. The programme seeks to select candidates who are really interested in the concept of the international classroom and who are eager to closely cooperate with people from different backgrounds. Please adhere to the required format for the letter, as outlined here.

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
342kamerhuur in Rotterdamrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1210totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


611 studenten volgen deze opleiding
75% daarvan is vrouw
211 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
81% daarvan is vrouw
25922 studenten aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Rotterdam

64957studenten studerend
26950studenten woonachtig   
€ 342gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
27 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel3.9
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

International Bachelor Communication and Media aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam is beoordeeld door 150 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates of the IBCoM programme have a wide range of possibilities. Due to the broad education they receive during the study, they have gained the skills and knowledge to work in a great variety of fields. Our students end up working as PR-managers, media-analysts, communication advisors, marketeers, policy makers, journalists, brand managers, editors, press officers and more for companies like Google, Ralph Lauren, Comedy Central, Shell, Unilever, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Unicef.
current job market
bron: arbeidsmonitor
€ 1910gemiddeld bruto maandloon
50%kans op een vaste baan
17%kans op een voltijd baan
28%kans op een baan op niveau
44%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
63%is tevreden over de studiekeuze

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Brenda Grashoff

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator IBCoM

T: +31 (0)10 408 12
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