This page provides all the practical information you will need at the start of the academic year, as well as information about where to turn to with questions.
Your AUAS ID and password allow you to access AUAS ICT facilities. Your AUAS ID is stated in the welcome letter you were sent by email after you enrolled. Go to id.student.hva.nl to activate your AUAS ID. Simply click on the 'Activate account' link and follow the instructions. Once you have done that, log in to your AUAS mailbox. Be sure to check your inbox regularly, or you might miss important information. Log in at email.hva.nl using your AUAS ID@hva.nl email address (your AUAS ID followed email@example.com) and your password.
Have you paid your tuition fees and made all further steps required to finalise your enrolment? You cannot start your degree programme this September unless you have completed all the required steps. Once a proof of enrolment has been sent to your AUAS email address, you can be sure that your enrolment has been finalised.
Every day's study begins with MyAUAS (the AUAS digital learning platform). Here you can log in with your AUAS ID and find your timetable, all you need to know about your courses, your grades and any messages from your lecturers. If a lecturer will be absent, you will be notified via MyAUAS. You will also find an A-Z list of practical information for your programme, including such things as ICT, facilities, regulations and supervision.
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Every student is issued with a student ID card. These can be used for printing, borrowing books and payment at vending machines. To apply for your student ID card, simply upload your passport photo via www.mijnhvapas.nl. This will require you to enter your AUAS ID, which has been sent to you by email. You will receive your student ID card at the end of August.
If you apply for your student ID card before 10 August, it will be sent to your correspondence address in the week of 20 – 24 August (the week before the AUAS induction week). If you apply for your student ID card between 10 August and 15 September, it will be sent to you within two working weeks.
Once you have received your student ID card, you will need to activate it (once only) at one of the service points in the AUAS buildings. Please bring along a valid ID.
NB: if you do not live in the Netherlands, your student ID card will not be sent to your home address. It will be ready for you to collect from one of the service points.
The academic year commences on Monday, 27 August, starting with an obligatory introduction week. Your first lectures will follow right after this week. You will receive information regarding your group division at the introduction. Once you have your group number, you will be able to view your schedule at https://rooster.hva.nl. You can link your schedule to calendar application on your mobile phone e.g. Outlook, Google Calendar, iCalendar. Go to the AUAS annual schedule to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.
AMFI has its own annual schedule (log in with AUAS-id). Please check this schedule regularly to see how the semester is established. Information about reflection and evaluation weeks as well the national holidays will be posted here.
If you have a disability or chronic illness, this might affect your study progress. In many cases, this entitles you to special facilities, such as additional time on tests or a customised chair.
If you suffer from dyslexia, you can request additional time on tests online. You will need your AUAS ID for this. For more information, go to studying with a disability or chronic illness and read the section on dyslexia.
If you suffer from a different disability or a chronic disease, or if you need additional facilities, please contact the degree programme's student counsellor: overview of the student counsellors.
The introduction week at the AUAS takes place the week before the first lectures, Monday 27 August through Friday 31 August. The introduction programme will be posted on this page at the start of summer.
In the week of 20 August the introduction programme of AMFI will be posted on AMFI.nl/introductionweek
All AUAS students can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ‘hva’ or ‘eduroam’ network, which allows access to to all information systems. To obtain access to the network, you will be required to complete a number of steps once only. Once you have done that, you will always connect automatically at all AUAS locations.
To help you get settled in Amsterdam you can join the International Student Network (ISN). ISN is a student-run organisation of both the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam. ISN aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students in Dutch society and in Amsterdam in particular.