Economics and Management

The School of Economics and Management was founded in 1867 and prides itself on a long history of first-rate business education. Unlike traditional universities, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has always emphasized the practical application of theoretical knowledge. Its graduates are entitled to a Bachelor Degree. Detailed information can be found on our schools page.

Partner Institutes

About 14.000 students are currently enrolled at the School of Economics and Management, the largest school of the AUAS, which overall has a total student population of approximately 40.000 students. Each year the School of Economics and Management receives about 350 exchange students. They study for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the School of Economics and Management and their home university. To find out whether your home university has an agreement with us, please consult the list of our partner institutes.

Information Guide

Information about our institute and its facilities for exchange students as well as practical information about living in Amsterdam can be found in our Information Guide.

Exchange / Minor Programme

In our "Course Book Incoming Students" you can find the courses that we offer to our exchange students. Apart from taking individual courses, it is also possible to take a so-called minor. This is a one-semester (= 30 ECTS) study programme which consists of a number of pre-selected courses focusing on a specific field of study. Enrolment should be done in advance through our intranet system. After being accepted as a student, you will receive your login details which give access to the enrolment site, the time table assembly. General information about courses and specific minor and course descriptions can be found in the Course Book.

Application Procedure

Students who wish to study at our institute during the Fall semester or the whole academic year need to apply before 1 May. Students who wish to study at our institute during the Spring semester need to apply before 1 November.

In order to apply to the School of Economics & Management you need to send us the following documents:

1. Exchange Application Form

2. A clear copy of your valid passport

Please, copy the page(s) which contain(s) the following details: your photograph, your name, nationality, date of issue and the expiry date.

3. Transcript of records of your home institute

4. Copy of your insurance

Visa & Residence Permit

If you wish to come to the Netherlands to study at the School of Economics and Management, you need to check if you need a visa or residence permit. More information about visa procedures can be found on the immigration page.


The School of Economics and Management reserves accommodation for exchange students, which can be rented for a period of 1 or 2 semesters. More details can be found on the housing webpage.

International Centre

For any questions you may have about our services and organisation, please get in touch with one of the International Relations Officers. The International Centre is open on working days between 9 AM and 1 PM. You can find us at the location Fraijlemaborg, room 1.012. You can also send us an email: incoming.sem@hva.nl or contact us by telephone during office hours: 31 20 523 69 60. 

Academic Calendar

Please see the academic calendar for important dates during the semester.

Published by  Communication 14 October 2014