Prospective Students

Welcome to the introductory page for new students in the Econometrics Programme. Here you can find information about the Econometrics Programme, the iBuddy Programme, the Introduction Camps and FAECTOR.

Student life is about more than lecture halls and studying at home. FAECTOR, the faculty association for students in Econometrie & Operationele Research,  Econometrics & Operations Research and BSc2 (Economics/Econometrics) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, provides you with the opportunity to gain the most out of your upcoming life as a student. With over 1500 members, 70 Active Members and 14 committees, FAECTOR organises many activities to make your student life enjoyable.

We offer varying projects ranging from social - to career - to educational events. A few examples of social events are After Exam Drinks, sports tournaments and an Interfaculty Gala. Once every year, a group of FAECTOR members go on a City Trip and a Ski Trip. On top of that FAECTOR you will get a discount on your study books.

Besides socialising with your fellow students, FAECTOR also gives you the opportunity to get in contact with companies. After all, in the end everyone has to finish their student life some day. Successful career events are the Econometric Career Days, the biggest on-campus recruitment event for econometricians, and the Quantitative Finance Tour, a trip to London where prestigious investments banks are visited. Besides, we have our own vacancy website www.econometrie.com.

In the field of educational, we organise an Excellence Programme and a FAECTOR Research Project. During the Excellence Programme, highly motivated students get the chance to develop themselves in a broader sense and with the FAECTOR Research Project students can apply for an internship in the third year of their Bachelor. In the end, the revenue of this internship will be used to go on an unforgettable trip somewhere outside of Europe. In the past years we have visited countries like Brazil, Canada, Japan, South-Africa and many more. Moreover, we organise various workshops, like a presentation workshop and a CV training. 

For now, it is most important that you feel at home at the university and the city of Rotterdam. Therefore we organise the Introduction Camps PINKWIN and PENGUIN. Here you can meet all your fellow students before the semester starts. More information about the Introduction Camps can be found here.

Last but not least we organise the iBuddy Programme for International students. This programme will assign you to an international student, who can answer any questions you may have about the University, Rotterdam, housing and more. Click here for more information.

If you have any other questions about the Econometrics Programme or FAECTOR, feel free to send an email to info@faector.nl.

Good luck and lots of fun with your studies in Rotterdam!