Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Amsterdam School of International Business

Student Life

Are you considering to study at the Amsterdam School of International Business? Find out more about living in Amsterdam, from arranging practicalities to learning your way around the Dutch culture.

It is exciting and daunting at the same time to start studying at the Amsterdam School of International Business. You are probably curious what it is all about to be studying and living in Amsterdam.

We welcome you to contact our International Students Team per Whatsapp, social media or e-mail, for more information about living, working and studying in Amsterdam.

There is plenty to do at and around the Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB). The school hosts and supports many student associations and clubs. Read on for more information.

The Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) Student Team welcomes you! Shayan, Sunny, Indy and Maurice, members of the International Student Team (IST), who are more than willing to answer any questions you might have about studying, working and living in at the AMSIB in Amsterdam.

You will get first-hand experience since they are all students here at the Amsterdam School of International Business. Read more about the team in the team member profiles.

Corrine, Shayan, Sunny, Indy and Maurice would love to get in contact with you via:

You might want to visit our social media profiles as well:

The Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB) hosts and supports student associations and clubs such as the ACE Society. Feel free to have a look if there is something of your liking. For example, the University Sports Centre (USC) offers over fifty sports activities (e.g. ice skating, tennis, rowing, golf, skiing) at discount rates for students and staff.

Take for example our own Amsib Cultural & Excellence (ACE) provides students the chance for wider range of opportunities, and strive for community development and engagement of students in both academic and entertaining extracurricular endeavors.

Amsterdam is a great place to work and live. The quality of life ranks high on international reports and unemployment is one of the lowest in the EU. Added to that is Amsterdam’s burgeoning expat community as well as some 2,500 international companies who have chosen to set up here.

Amsterdam in numbers

Number of inhabitants

Nationalities  178

Number of students


Percentage of people who cycle daily


Number of bicycles

Concerts and theatrical performances per year  9,000
Paintings by Van Gogh  207

Please take a look at this video to get an impression of the swinging city of Amsterdam. Read more about for one of our bachelor's degree programmes.

Being new in the city of Amsterdam it can be a challenge to find yourself a room. The International Student Team is not responsible for finding you a room but we can definitely help you finding one.

Therefore we have created a factsheet for you with all relevant information and links to the different housing corperations; Facebook groups and student campuses. Please do feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions. You can reach us via email: ist@hva.nl

If you are from the EU/EEA (but not from Croatia), Switzerland or Japan you are free to work without restrictions. Are you from Croatia or from another country than mentioned above? Then there are some restrictions if you want to take a job next to your studies.

Please visit the website of Nuffic Study in Holland and find all the information you need to know about working in Holland.

Source: Nuffic Study in Holland

In order to take part in a study programme, you will be required to pay a tuition fee. Tuition fees for government-subsidised study programmes are fixed on an annual basis by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Read more about the tuition fees rates.

What kind of expenses should you expect when coming to Amsterdam? Your daily expenses include food, public transport, books, clothes, and cinema tickets. But you also need to take into account the costs for housing and insurance. Please visit the website of Nuffic Study in Holland to find more information about daily expenses.

Source: Nuffic Study in Holland

Published by  Amsterdam School of International Business 30 July 2019

Study in Holland