Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Each year the Faculty of Education receives exchange students. You can study with us for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the Faculty of Education and your home university.

Exchange Programmes Admission

Each semester the Faculty of Education welcomes Erasmus exchange students. To find out whether your home institution has an Erasmus agreement with us, please consult our list of partner institutions . If you are a student at one of our partner institutions and you would like to apply as an exchange student, please contact the International Office at your home institution for information about application procedures.

Exchange Programmes Guide

We offer international courses, each 30 ECTS. The full outline can be found in the course descriptions below.

Diversity in Urban Education offers the possibility to gain skills and insight in practice and theories about diversity. A topic that plays a major role in social education and teaching, not in the least in urban contexts. The main focus is: how do you meet and work with diversity?

During the course, questions will be asked such as: How does the social educator, the pedagogue, the teacher work with diversity in day care centers, in schools, in parental advice centres, in youth or community work or in social settings? What is your own identity in a diverse setting? How do you communicate with children and parents? How do you support empowerment? How do you create inclusive environments?

You will be challenged to answer these questions in the course segments ethical dilemmas, multicultural sensitivity, inclusion and culture and language. An applied research project is part of the programme. Field visits and social events will enable you to meet with pupils, parents, pedagogues and teachers, all living and working in the Amsterdam area. Theoretical courses are given to support and qualify the research issues, and each research group is supported by a supervisor.

Modules Points
Applied Research project

10 EC

Inclusion, Multicultural Sensitivity and Ethical Dilemmas 15 EC
Cultural and Language 5 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 April/1 October
  • Autumn and Spring semester

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By 2030 more than 80% of the world population will live in cities. This makes a thorough understanding of cities and urban culture increasingly urgent. European cities share many characteristics and yet each of them is also distinct - culturally, architecturally and socially. This minor will allow you to study urbanity in relation to the city of Amsterdam.

Throughout different modules, you will learn about the physical, cultural and socio-geographical development of cities and the changing perceptions of town, countryside and wilderness. You will be answering the question how contemporary literary and visual culture makes use of the city as a character, setting, or context.

Finally, you will put into practice what you have learnt in the role of a professional tour guide, with on-site presentations and excursions in Amsterdam and by applying your skills by doing placements in urban contexts and organisations, or by contributing to a real-world project in Amsterdam.

Modules Points
Module 1: The Making and Meaning of Amsterdam and European Cities 6 EC
Module 2: Wilderness, City and Country 6 EC
Module 3: The City in Contemporary Literature 6 EC
Module 4: The City and Self 6 EC
Module 5a: Urban project/placement (part 1) 3 EC
Module 5b: Urban project/placement (part 2) 3 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: C1/C2
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 October
  • Spring semester

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Bilingual education essentially aims to widen the horizon for pupils at school: across cultures and beyond national boundaries. In this course, you will be studying in English alongside teacher education students from other countries. You will gain hands-on experience teaching your subject in English in primary or secondary education in the Netherlands and learn about the role of language in learning and assessments.

To enhance your English language skills you will have lessons from a Cambridge-certified examiner. Cross-cultural education will challenge you to become aware of cultural aspects during an international project. You will compare national and international educational systems and experience what internationalisation has to offer.

You will learn what it takes to develop subject understanding, language proficiency and cultural competences with your pupils and enable them to take different perspectives. Repeated visits to a school in the Amsterdam region will enable you to observe and experience bilingual education in practice. You will be asked to design lesson activities and possibly try them out yourself in the classes.

Modules Points
Teaching Methodology 9 EC
Language Skills

9 EC

Assessment 6 EC
Cross-Cultural Education 6 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2
  • First cycle (bachelor)
  • Application deadline: 1 October
  • Spring semester

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Working in an international environment can be somewhat intimidating. This international minor offers you skills to make it easier to work in English-speaking countries.

History and culture of the English-speaking world will be taught to increase your cultural awareness and ability to adapt. You will work on your language proficiency at either First Certificate, Advanced or Proficiency level. Different modules will help you to expand your general English skills and language connected to your current field of study. Your writing skills will be improved as well as your ability to communicate professionally.

To experience working in the English-speaking world, you will plan a 4-5 day visit to an English-speaking country during the mid-term test period (end of March - beginning of April). During this visit, you research a company or institution linked to your major study. Are you an international student? Then you can also opt for a research project in the Netherlands.

Modules Points
English proficiency in English 6 EC
English for Subject X 6 EC
English-speaking World History and Culture 6 EC
Professional Communication 6 EC
Research 6 EC
Total 30 EC
  • Level of English: B2/C1/C2
  • First cycle
  • Application deadline: 1 April
  • Autumn semester

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If you prefer a more tailored approach, it is possible to follow a programme at one of our language departments. Alternatively, you can opt for a combined programme at our German, French and Dutch department. If you would like to follow a different subject at one of the other departments within our faculty, please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Modules semester 1 Points
French * (year 1): Professional assignment 1 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Children's Literature 1 (block 1) 3 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Prose Intertextuality (block 2) 3 EC
French * (year 2): Professional assignment 3 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 2): Language Science 1
German *** (year 2): Linguistik 3 EC
German *** (year 3): Deutsch im Beruf 3 EC
Modules semester 2 Points
French * (year 1): Professional assignment 2 6 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Language and Communication (block 4) 3 EC
Dutch ** (year 1): Didactics 1 (block 3 & 4) 6 EC
French * (year 2): Task-based approach/Professional assignemt 4/Internship 9/12 EC
Dutch ** (year 2): Didactics on fiction and expository texts (block 3 &4) 6 EC
German *** (year 2): Kultur und Literatur 3 EC
German *** (year 4): Soziolinguistik 3 EC
German *** (year 4): Kultur und Mediendidaktik 3 EC

* Lessons taught in French
** Lessons taught in Dutch

*** Lessons taught in German

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Published by  Communication 22 April 2021