Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Enrolment and Study Check

International Business

You can no longer enrol for the 2019-2020 academic year. The enrolment period closed on 1 May. If you are enrolled in a different degree programme at AUAS or another higher education institution in the Netherlands and wish to (or have to) transfer to a different programme, you are exempted from this deadline. An exemption also applies if you enrolled before 1 May but would like to switch your enrolment to a different degree programme. In that case, you must do so by no later than 15 August.

The study check is a mandatory part of the enrolment procedure for applicants with a Dutch secondary school diploma. Visit study check for information on the regulations and exceptions that apply.

Our application procedure is as follows:

  1. Sign up in Studielink before 1 May.
  2. When you have signed up in Studielink and possess a non-Dutch secondary school diploma, you will automatically receive an invitation by email from the Central Student Administration (CSA) to submit copies before a certain deadline, of your non-Dutch diplomas and previous education for evaluation. Read more about our credentials evaluation.
  3. Applicants with a Dutch secondary school diploma will automatically receive an email invitation for the mandatory study check.
    1. For the study check, students need to do an online test and will have to attend a study check day at our campus.

PLEASE NOTE: The admissions and immigration process for prospective international students with Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Pakistani nationalities will take approximately 5 months to process. Therefore, prospective students from these three countries are encouraged to apply (via and submit all their admissions documents to Central Student Administration before 1 March. 

Do you want to study International Business? If you have a Dutch secondary school diploma, you are required to complete the mandatory study check.

If you are embarking on the International Business degree programme in September 2019, make sure to sign up for the mandatory study check. The purpose of the study check is to help you get a realistic picture of the programme.

On this page you will find all the information you need about enrolment and the mandatory study check. The study check is mandatory for prospective students with a Dutch secondary school diploma.

Check your application deadline and apply via Studielink

  • From mid-January on, you will receive an invitation by email to participate in the study check.
  • You need to register for the mandatory study check within 4 weeks of receiving the invitation. Once you have completed the registration process, you will receive an email confirmation the following day.
  • If you fail to register in time, your enrolment application will be declined. Make sure to register on time.

Spam folder

If you have submitted an enrolment application via Studielink but do not see an invitation in your inbox, make sure to check your spam folder. Sometimes emails from AUAS will end up there.

  1. Mandatory homework (an online assessment to be completed at home)
  2. On-campus session with mandatory attendance

Contents of the online assessment

The online assessment will introduce you to the most important subjects within the International Business degree programme. This will help you to ascertain whether this is the best degree programme for you. The online assessment includes video clips, tests and a questionnaire coaching about student counselling.

Complete the online assessment before the deadline

You will receive the link to the online assessment three weeks prior the on-campus session. You have two weeks to complete the online assessment.

If you do not complete the online assessment on time, you cannot attend the mandatory on-campus session and cannot start the programme in September. Keep in mind that the online takes about 8 hours to complete.

On-campus session with mandatory attendance

If you have completed the online assessment on time, you are welcome during the on-campus session. During the session you will:

1. Get to know other students and lecturers

2. Have a Q&A session on practical matters and student coaching

3. Work in groups on the homework assignment

4. Attend the lecture Introduction to Quantative Methods

5. Do an evaluation

This short movie gives you an impression of the on-campus session.

Around 91% of the prospective International Business students who did the Study Check last year were sure of their choice after having completed the online course.

Good luck and enjoy your Study Check.

The on-campus sessions for 2019 are listed below. The times that are mentioned include a 30min welcome reception before the kick-off of the programme:

  • Tuesday, 2 April 2019 from 14:00 until 17:00 hours
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2019 from 14:00 until 17:00 hours  
  • Tuesday, 4 June 2019 from 14:00 until 17:00 hours
  • Tuesday, 9 July 2019 from 14:00 until 17:00 hours

The on-campus session of 9 July 2019 will take place on location Borchland

If you have completed the online assessment on time and attended the mandatory on-campus session, then you will receive within two weeks after you have participated in the on-campus session, the official study choice advice by email.

The study choice advice is based on the results of the tests in the online assessment.

Published by  Amsterdam School of International Business 17 June 2019