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AUAS Summer School 2017

A summer to last your entire career

When you sign up for the AUAS Summer School, you aren't just using your holidays to acquire new skills. You're signing up for the summer of a lifetime. Meet new friends from around the globe; experience the fascinating city of Amsterdam. Challenge yourself and have a great time while doing so. Emerge from the heat as a grown person, with professional and personal additions to your resume that will last your entire career.

Join us!

You are welcome to join the AUAS Summer School in July 2017! All our one-week and two-week courses start 3 July 2017 (with the exception of Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users, which starts 22 July 2017).

If you would like us to keep you updated, please fill out the interest-form below.

We also invite you to join our AUAS Summer School Facebook-page for updates and meeting fellow-students.

Note! The information below applies to all AUAS Summer School courses, EXCEPT the summer course Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users. Please go to the course information on the left of this page to find the information that applies to this specific course.

 

Fascinating city, excellent education

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is a university with centuries of history in teaching with a focus on the practical applications of acquired theory. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we share the international Dutch reputation for excellent education.

We are proud to present the AUAS Summer School, a sun-kissed selection of our finest teachings offered to you in July. Prepare yourself for a first rate educational experience.

Small groups, strong networks

The AUAS' faculties of Applied Social Sciences and Law, Business and Economics, and Sports and Nutrition have ten fascinating academic courses to offer this July (check the summer courses for exact dates). Join a group of 20 to 30 eager students for one or two weeks of intensive classes. With all lectures and workgroups taking place at the Amstelcampus, our teaching facilities at Amsterdam city centre, you are bound to have memorable discussions with your peers from all over the globe - perhaps making friends for life. 

Powerful theory for excellence in practice

Central to the mission of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is the delivery of hands-on knowledge rather than endless, abstract theory. Whether you're still studying elsewhere but you'd like to broaden your horizon with ingredients outside your regular curriculum, or you're a working professional eager to improve your skill set: the AUAS Summer School promises real, effective additions to your mind.

Proud heritage in international business

To spend a summer living and studying in Amsterdam is to experience one of the most exciting cities in the world - and a global business hub with a history that dates back centuries. Hardly a city in the world features a more culturally diverse population. Ever wondered why so many 'Amsterdammers' speak English? Now you know.

Student life, city life

The AUAS Summer School is a challenge for sure, with Monday to Friday of eye-opening classes. But there is plenty of time and space for a fulfilling social programme and memorable excursions. Our city is beautiful in summer - visit one of the many museums or parks, relax at a restaurant or a bar on a bustling street, where the setting sun on the world-famous canals forms an excellent backdrop to discuss your newfound insights.

The costs for the summer courses are: 

One-week courses

 
Tuition fee € 400
Discount for students from partner universities and AUAS/HvA students € 25

Two-week courses

 

Tuition fee (depending on the number of credits. Please check the course information for the actual tuition fee)

€ 600-800
Discount for students from partner universities and AUAS/HvA students € 50

The tuition fee includes:

  • The course and the course material
  • Welcome and farewell drink
  • Goodie bag
  • Certificate

The tuition fee does not include:

  • Housing costs (see Accommodation for options and costs)
  • Meals and drinks ( € 10-20 per day)
  • Social programme
  • Public transport (€ 3-5 per day)

Live like the locals: arrange student housing in Amsterdam. Have your own studio, or share a flat with others. Enjoy cooking with other international students or eating out in the many nice restaurants or cafés. Amsterdam is easy to traverse on bicycle; you'll know your way around in no time. 

If you want the full experience for your summer, choose a student housing arrangement. This information covers two options:

  • A studio/room arranged by the AUAS
  • An arrangement of your own

The AUAS Summer School starts on Monday 3 July 2017. When using the AUAS Summer School housing arrangement, the arrival date is Friday 30 June 2017. The departure date is Friday 7 July when attending a one-week course*, or Friday 14 July  when attending a two-week course.

*   If you take part in the one week course you are  allowed  to stay in your room for the full two weeks.

Studios and rooms arranged by the AUAS

The AUAS Summer School has studios and rooms on offer for international students at different locations in Amsterdam. Please note, you will be always accommodated with a number of other Summer school students. The housing of students of each course depends on the number of participants. We will not be able to let you know which residence you will be staying in until the day of your arrival.  

Two types of rooms are offered:

Type 1: Studio

  • Private room with your own kitchen and bathroom;
  • Furnished with a basic inventory;
  • Wired (not wireless!) Internet connection;
  • Heating, electricity, and running hot and cold water;
  • Located closely to campus (less than 15 minutes commute);
  • Price: € 450*.

Type 2: Dormstyle room

  • Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities;
  • Furnished with a basic inventory;
  • Wired (not wireless!) Internet connection;
  • Heating, electricity, and running hot and cold water;
  • Located further from campus (maximum 30 minutes commute);
  • Price: € 250*.

* Prices apply for both one-week and two-week stay.

Note that the student arrangements described here emphasize independent living and are therefore not hotel-standard: please do not expect hotel services such as reception, daily cleaning, indoor dining arrangements and the like. Rooms will of course be cleaned before arrival, though, and bedding and cleaning supplies are available in the room.

The number of studios and rooms is limited, so please make sure to apply as soon as possible to save your spot!

Check-in and check-out

Residence assistants of the AUAS Summer School Support Team will be at the accommodations on Friday 30 June to welcome you, and to hand you your key. If you are planning to arrive after 23.00 hours, you are advised to book a hotel for that night. The residence assistants will not be available at that time.

Housing is provided from Friday 30 June 14.00 hours, until 10.00 hours on the last Friday of the course. Unfortunately it is not possible to prolong your stay in the accommodation. If you want to stay in Amsterdam longer, you will have to make other arrangements.

Public transportation

All AUAS housing locations have good access to the Amsterdam public tranportation system (GVB). The cheapest way to get around is to buy a multi-day travel ticket for your stay in Amsterdam (€ 34 for 7 days). GVB's day or multi-day travel ticket provides you with unlimited travel through Amsterdam - day or night - by bus, tram, and metro. It becomes valid when you first check in. More information can be found on the GVB-website.

Housing arrangements of your own

If you do not wish to make use of the housing arranged by the AUAS Summer School, you are welcome to arrange your own accommodation. There are many ways to do so. Either through airBnB, through friends, in youth hostels or hotels, or through international student boards. Please be aware that the summer is a busy time in Amsterdam, so make sure you book well in advance.

Some options:

airbnb.com

thestudenthotel.com

Youth hostels:

stayokay.com

shelter.nl (Christian hostel)

bobsyouthhostel.nl

meininger-hotels.com 

Some students may need a visa to enter the Netherlands for the AUAS Summer School. Here you can read which countries need a visa to enter; you can also read how to get one.

Do I need a visa?

The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay you may need a visa to enter the Schengen agreement area, which includes the Netherlands. Please see the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information. 

You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. In some countries, you may apply for a visa through a third party agency. You can find the addresses and websites of Dutch Embassies and Consulates here.

Applying for a visa is your own responsibility. AUAS Summer School does not offer any further assistance beyond what is described here. 

Letter of Acceptance

A Letter of Acceptance may help you apply for your visa because it proves that we are indeed expecting your arrival. Once you have paid the tuition fee we can send you a Letter of Acceptance by (regular) mail and by email at the same time. We will only send Letters of Acceptance to those students coming in from countries where visa are necessary. Check whether your nationality requires a visa here. You may request a Letter of Acceptance by sending an email to auassummerschool@hva.nl.  

Letter of Invitation

The AUAS Summer School does not send Letters of Invitation to participants. However, a Letter of Acceptance can be requested after we have received your payment and it will serve the same purpose.

If you do not get your visa...

If for some reason you do not succeed in arranging a visa, you may cancel your application. Our general conditions include the following refund policy: 

Tuition fee

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the course, you will have to pay 15% of the full tuition fee (excluding housing).
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the start of the course, you will have to pay the full tuition fee.

Housing fee

  • If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the start of the course, you will have to pay the full housing fee. 

Are you ready to sign up for a summer of skills and social enrichment? Then here's what you need to do.

Step 1: Fill out the application form before 15 May 2017 to ensure your spot at AUAS Summer School. This will leave you enough time to obtain a visa (if needed), and a flight ticket. The final deadline for all applicants is 1 June 2017.

Step 2: Upload all documentation that the application form requires. Upload a valid ID (a valid passport/residence permit/ID card which shows your full name, place of birth and date of birth). We also ask you to upload a copy of your student identity card. If you don't have a student identity card, you may upload a copy of your professional status.

Step 3: If you would like to sign up for one of our housing arrangements, please tick your choice: studio or room.

Step 4: After your application you will receive a confirmation of you application via e-mail. Please make sure that the e-mailaddress you provide us is correct. 

Step 5: We will check your application (ID and student ID). This will take up 3-5 working days. After your application has been approved you will receive an e-mail from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences that contains:

  • An invoice for the tuition fee and housing fee (optional) with payment instructions.

Step 6: Please transfer your payment within 14 days after receiving the invoice.  

Step 7: After we have received you payment you will get an e-mail with the final proof of enrolment.

"What's in it for me?"

A prime selection of our teachings

  • one-week or two-week challenging academic curriculum
  • highly applicable in practice
  • challenging metropolitan case material
  • acclaimed senior lecturers

Study in vibrant, culturally diverse Amsterdam

  • intense international collaboration
  • central study location at our Amstelcampus
  • history, culture, art and architecture
  • quality social and network events

Other summer courses in Amsterdam

If you'd like to discover other summer courses that will be offered in Amsterdam, you can also take a look at the summer schools of the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam. It may even be possible to combine courses from the different universities to extend your stay in Amsterdam.

Published by  Communication 3 April 2017

Meet Kevin - AUAS Summer School student of 2016