The AUAS is actively involved with the University of Amsterdam, one of the oldest and largest research universities in the Netherlands. Our two institutions are governed by a joint Executive Board. Together, the AUAS and UvA offer students a wide range of education pathways.
The business sector needs graduates who have both intercultural and international (work/study) experience. For this reason AUAS ensures that internationalisation is integrally embedded in our educational programmes and the research activities of our schools.
The AUAS trains the professionals of tomorrow. Practical orientated research is an important component of the educational programmes offered by our schools. Our research always addresses a real-life world problem from the professional field, and we conduct the research in close collaboration with both academics and professionals working in the particular discipline. We have a joint Executive Board with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and our close cooperation with the UvA is particularly valuable for research purposes.
The AUAS consists of seven schools. We have a total of 43,000 students and offer a total of 80 bachelor and master programmes.
We have 250 partner institutes across 50 different countries and contribute to various educational projects such as curriculum development, research projects, student/professor exchanges and work placements within an international working field. This ensures that the education provided by AUAS is truly internationally orientated.
ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY CONTROL
All AUAS/HvA programmes are accredited by the NVAO (Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation). AUAS/HvA endorses the Code of Conduct for International students in Dutch Higher Education, which constitutes a pledge of quality for all students.
Health and Wellbeing
In order to make your stay at the AUAS/HvA as pleasant and productive as possible we offer services to support students' physical and emotional wellbeing.
These services include:
Students from the AUAS/HvA are welcome to join the students' sports club of the University of Amsterdam, which offers many sports facilities.
Your financial affairs will run most smoothly if you open a bank account in the Netherlands and obtain a bankcard. To be able to open a bank account, you need to have an address in the Netherlands. Students from outside the EU must have a sticker in their passport stating they have applied for a residence permit.
Your bankcard, plus a PIN code, will allow you to withdraw cash from cash dispensers. If you wish to open a bank account, you need a special form that you can get at the International Office of your study programme.
Amsterdam is a city of many faces. It is a unique historical city with impressive buildings along the ancient canals and world-famous cultural attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum. But it is also a thriving metropolis that has much more to offer.
Since the 17th century, Amsterdam has been an international centre of finance and trade. Its central location, close to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the port, makes it the ideal gateway to Europe. It is an attractive place for business to settle, which is why it has drawn many international companies. Amsterdam has excellent connections, through airways, train lines and highways, to other European cities. Brussels, Paris, Madrid and Berlin can be reached within a matter of hours.Amsterdam: knowledge centre
Amsterdam is an international centre of knowledge. Its wide range of educational organisations, research institutions and academic hospitals attract many highly educated professionals. Amsterdam's economy is growing, mainly due to the increasing number of companies working in the creative sector.
The AUAS/HvA has matched its programme offerings to these developments. In addition, Amsterdam's labour force is multilingual, which is a direct consequence of it's internationally oriented economy and multicultural social fabric. And that is a major advantage for companies whose operations and services span the globe.
Amsterdam is also a junction for Internet and data transfer. The city is investing in high-speed data networks such as Netherlight. Furthermore, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) in the Amsterdam Science Park is one of Europe's largest independent Internet hubs. This cutting-edge infrastructure attracts innovative IT companies, which is not only a catalyst for cooperation between research institutes and high-tech companies, but also leads to innovation.
Working together with or studying at the AUAS/HvA is an opportunity to benefit from a knowledge-intensive, internationally-oriented environment in which everyone is given the chance to make the most of their abilities and ambitions.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences!