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Exchange at the faculty of Business and Economics

Exchange in Amsterdam

Students with international ambitions and a passion for business should consider to do their exchange in Amsterdam at the faculty of Business and Economics.

Founded in 1846, the faculty has a proud history of first-rate business education. About 14,000 students are currently enrolled at the faculty. Each year the faculty of Business and Economics of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, receives about 400 exchange students. They study for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between our faculty and their home university.

The top quality teaching staff and facilities are all located in the buzzing city of Amsterdam, one of Europe its prime business hubs. There is not a better place to continue building your international network. Your exchange in Amsterdam will be an unforgettable experience.

Currenty we have an agreement with the following universities. We do not accept any free mover students.

The nomination deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is 15 April 2018. 

As soon as we have our nomination link ready, we will inform our partners. 

All nominated students need to prepare the following documents for their online application:

  • Copy of a valid passport or EU ID card (has to be valid for the entire stay in the Netherlands)
  • Copy of an offical transcript of records in English
  • Proof of health insurance in the Netherlands. Students can also upload this later (but before arrival in the Netherlands). Students are responsible for your own insurance!

See this online checklist.
We recommend:
IPS insurance:
AON insurance:

EU students do not need extra health insurance. They can apply for a European Health Insurance Card, which simplifies the process of receiving medical assistance during their stay in a European Union member state. Check with your insurance company/health service.

  • official approved study plan and back up plan. Please read the course enrollment checklist.

Students with strict academic requirements or students who are in their graduation year should be aware that it is not a guarantee to be placed in the courses which they are required to take, due to the limited places available in each course. Students should take this into account when they intend to study here and that it might occure that not all requirements can be met.

Please contact our International Centre for more information about the nomination and application procedure:

We do not accept any free mover students.

Flyer and Factsheet

Partner institutes can use our flyer and factsheet to promote our university to exchange students. Please contact if you would like to obtain hard copies of the flyer.

Course Curriculum

Our course book for the Fall semester 2017 & Spring semester 2018 is available. General information about courses, specific minors and course descriptions can be found in our course curriculum.

The course book for Fall 2018 will be available in March 2018.

Visa and residence permit

Students who wish to come to The Netherlands to study at the faculty of Business and Economics, have to check if they need a visa or residence permit. More information about visa procedures can be found on the Immigration page. 


The faculty of Business and Economics offers accommodation for exchange students for a period of minimum 1 semester and maximum 2 semesters. More details can be found on the housing webpage.


Academic Calendar and important dates during the semester

academic calender 2017-2018

International Centre
Faculty of Business & Economics
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Fraijlemaborg 133
1102 CV  Amsterdam ZO
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 - 523 6960 (09.00-17.00hrs)

Opening hours Front Office International Centre
Service Point Fraijlemaborg
Atrium, first floor Fraijlemaborg 133
Monday to Friday 10.00-13.00hrs

Opening hours Front Office International Centre 
Wibauthuis, Amstelcampus
Room 05A02 
Monday and Wednesday 09.00-12.00hrs

Student Buddy program:    ‚Äč

We organise Arrival Day(s) to welcome international students before the start of their studies. During the Arrival Day students can arrange several practical matters at the same time. The Arrival Day for the Spring 2018 semester is scheduled for Wednesday 31 January 2018. More information and registration

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 19 February 2018