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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam , Netherlands
Amsterdam , Netherlands
University Facts
Average ranking globally
# 101
Average ranking in the country
# 81
About University
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
At the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), we educate tomorrow’s professionals in a wide array of fields and disciplines of higher education. With our distinct focus on applied sciences, the AUAS enables students, lecturers and researchers to develop cutting-edge – and practical – knowledge and innovations.


Student services

  • CREA, the cultural centre of the University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam, offers students a wide range of recreational and cultural activities throughout the academic year.
  • A student counsellor can offer information, advice and guidance to assist you with your academic career or personal circumstances. The student counsellor will sit down with you to identify possible solutions and actions to improve your personal performance and academic progress.

Housing services

AUAS has agreements with various housing corporations in order to provide furnished accommodation to international students for a maximum period of one year. It is a challenge to find suitable accommodation in Amsterdam, therefore it is important to arrange your accommodation as soon as possible.

Library services

The HvA Library takes care of the provision of information to students, lecturers and researchers at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The HvA Library offers books and journals, as well as access to databases, e-books, e-journals, web seminars and multimedia applications.

Medical services

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:
  • Medical Service
  • Student Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Chaplains

Student Life

Campus life

AUAS/HvA is building a unique campus in the city centre: the Amstel campus. The Amstel campus will be a true city campus which unites education within AUAS/HvA. It is a dynamic and stimulating location which brings students, lecturers, staff and local residents closer together. Students will venture into the local neighbourhoods to conduct projects and research, and to make a contribution to society. At the same time, companies and institutions seek to settle in the vicinity of this research and knowledge development centre.

Sports facilities

Students from the AUAS/HvA are welcome to join the students' sports club of the University of Amsterdam, which offers many sports facilities.

Student clubs

To get help settling in Amsterdam, you can join the International Student Network (ISN), an organisation run by students of both AUAS/HvA and the University of Amsterdam. It aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students into Dutch society, with a particular focus on Amsterdam


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.

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