Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you will find answers to the most asked questions. Please select a category below.

General

What is the Eurekaweek?

The Eurekaweek is the official introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During the week you will get to know other students, the university and the city! 

When will the Eurekaweek take place?

The Eurekaweek takes place from the 15th of August till the 18th of August. On Sunday 14th of August there is an International Day as a warm welcome for new students from outside the Netherlands.

Who can participate in the Eurekaweek?

The Eurekaweek is organized for first year bachelor, pre-master and master students. Only when you start the first year of your study, you are able to participate. 

Do I receive ECTS for participating in the Eurekaweek?

No, the Eurekaweek is not part of the curriculum so you do not receive ECTS for participating. 

Can I participate in the Eurekaweek with a functional impairment?

Yes, it is possible to attend all the events of the Eurekaweek with a functional impairment! If you want more specific information regarding our programme, you can contact us at eureka@eur.nl

Is food provided during the week?

Yes! Every day you will receive at least two meals that you eat together with your group. The food during the week will be completely vegetarian. Of course it is also possible to buy some extra snacks at the supermarket yourself.

Is the Eurekaweek mandatory?

No, the Eurekaweek is completely voluntary. We highly recommend that you particpate, because this is the perfect opportunity to get to know other students and make friends for life!

Can the Eurekaweek be seen as an initiation?

No absolutely not! The Eurekaweek is a week of fun activities to get to know other students, the university and Rotterdam. During the week you will be introduced to the campus and all the various associations that Rotterdam has to offer.

How does the Eurekaweek deal with the COVID-19 situation?

The Eurekaweek Board follows the guidelines of the Dutch government and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) to control the spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands. The Eurekaweek Board is therefore monitoring the situation closely and will take action as appropriate, based on how the situation develops. At this moment, nearly all coronavirus measures have been lifted. For more information we are referring to the official website of the government: https://www.government.nl/ .

Registration & Payment

How can I participate in the Eurekaweek?

You can participate by buying a ticket. The official ticketsale of the Eurekaweek has opened! You can buy your ticket here

When can I buy a ticket for the Eurekaweek?

You can already buy your ticket! The official ticket sales of the Eurekaweek has opened. Get you ticket here.

How much does a ticket for the Eurekaweek cost?

A ticket for the Eurekaweek costs €79,99. With a ticket you will receive a wristband which gives you access to all 15 events of the week and you will receive at least two meals per day.

What do I need to bring along on the registration morning of August 15th?

For the registration you need the QR code which you received in the confirmation e-mail when you bought the ticket. Additionally, you need to bring an valid identification document such as an ID card or a passport. 

Programme

What is the programme of the Eurekaweek?

The official programme has not yet been announced, but during the week you will get to meet other students from your study and you will experience everything Rotterdam and the Erasmus University have to offer. Take a look at the aftermovie of last year to see how it was last summer! Also keep an eye on this page and on our socials where the programme will be announced later this year.

Do I need to participate in all events of the Eurekaweek?

No, you will have the freedom to choose which event you want to attend. However, we highly recommend that you participate in all the events to have the ultimate experience!

What is the International Day on August 14th?

The International Day takes place the day before the official programme. It is a day for the students who are new in the Netherlands where they can already get to know various associations and socialize with each other. The International Day is included in the ticket price.

Associations

What type of associations are there?

There are various types of associations in Rotterdam. You have student associations, study assocations, sport associations and cultural assocations, so there is something for everyone! Get to know all the assocations during our events! More information on each association can be found here.

When can I meet the associations during the Eurekaweek?

During the week you have several opportunities to meet the associations. Keep an eye on our socials for the official programme per day which will be announced later this year!

Do I have to become a member of an association?

It is not mandatory to become a member of an association. It is up to you to choose if and which association you want to be a part of. 

Does the Eurekaweek take place at the same time as the introduction periods of the associations?

No, the Eurekaweek takes place before the introduction periods of the associations. It is up to the association when they organize their introduction days. 

Participants

With whom will I be grouped during the Eurekaweek?

You will be grouped with other people from the same study, so you will already know your classmates before the first day! 

Is it possible to switch groups so I can be with my friends?

The aim of the Eurekaweek is to meet new people and start new friendships. However, during the week you can switch groups in consultation with your guides. 

I am a HBO student. Is it possible for me to participate in the Eurekaweek?

Unfortunately, it is not possible for HBO students to participate in the Eurekaweek as it is the official introduction week of the Erasmus University.

Where can I sleep during the Eurekaweek?

During the week, there are various sleeping possibilities. More information regarding sleeping arrangements can be found on this page.

Note: there are limited spots available and it will be on a first come first serve basis, so keep that in mind!

I have a food allergy/preference. Will this be taken into account?

Yes, when you register for the week it is possible to indicate your allergy/preference in the registration form. 

During the week

Who will guide me during the week?

During the week you will have two guides who will take you to all the events. The guides are also students at the Erasmus University, so they can answer every question you might have!

What are the methods of payment during the Eurekaweek?

At the registration morning on August 15th you will receive an Eurekaweek wristband. You can use this wristband to pay and it grants you access to all our events, so make sure you always wear your wristband! You can top-up your balance with the official Eurekaweek app. Payment with cash or card is not possible at our events, only the wristband can be used. 

What do I need to bring during the Eurekaweek?

There is no packing list for what you need to bring during the week. Just take with you what you think is convenient. It is best to take with you as little as possible. Although make sure that you always have a valid identification document with you. 

How can I enter the events of the Eurekaweek?

You can enter all our events with the wristband you receive at the registration morning on August 15th. Make sure you always wear your wristband, since you are not allowed to enter the event without a wristband. 

Where do I need to go during the events if I have any questions?

At almost all of our events there will be a Service Point where you can ask all your questions. The Service Point is easy to recognize and will be manned by someone from Team Eureka. If there is no Service Point, you can ask someone from the Crew or the Board who are present at the event.

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