Exchange at SEM

Exchange in Amsterdam, an unforgettable experience

Students with international ambitions and a passion for business should seriously consider to do their exchange in Amsterdam. Founded in 1846, the School has a proud history of first-rate business education.

The emphasis on application that the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has in general is also found at the our school: we teach business so our graduates can go do business, anywhere in the world.

Our top quality teaching staff and facilities are all located in the buzzing city of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s prime business hubs. There isn’t a better place to continue building your international network. Exchange in Amsterdam, an unforgettable experience!

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 45,000 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 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.

Partner insitutes can use our flyer to promote our university to exchange students. Please contact incoming.sem@hva.nl if you would like to obtain hard-copies of the flyer.


In our "Coursebook Incoming Students" one 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.  After being accepted as a student, login details will be sent to the students which give access to the enrolment site. General information about courses and specific minor and course descriptions can be found in the coursebook.

After processing the nominated students we will send an instruction e-mail to  student(s) to our online application procedure.

Students who wish to come to the Netherlands to study at the School of Economics and Management, need to check if they 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.

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

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 at the Service Point on the first floor. You can also send us an email: incoming.sem@hva.nl or contact us by telephone during office hours: 31 20 523 69 60. 

Published by  School of Economics and Management 7 October 2015