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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 Spring 2018 semester was 15 October 2017. 

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 your entire stay in the Netherlands)
  • Copy of an offical transcript of records in English
  • Proof of health insurance in the Netherlands. You can also upload this later (but before arrival in the Netherlands). You 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 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 is possible 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 insitutes 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.

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 reserves 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 Calender and important dates during the semester

academic calender 2017-2018

For any questions about exchange at the Faculty of Business and Economics, please get in touch with one of the international relations officers of our International Centre.

The International Centre is open on workdays between 10.00 AM and 1.00 PM. Please meet us at the Service Point on the first floor of location Fraijlemaborg.

You can also send us an email: or contact us by telephone during office hours: +31 20 523 69 60.

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 17 November 2017