Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Information Technology & Computer Science

We train young professionals for a career in ICT. Participate in real-life cases, study new developments, interact with other young people. Enjoy the challenging atmosphere of our university. Our international programme is aimed at 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students of our partner Institutions.

Computer Science & Information Technology is part of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries.

Watch the video below to get an impression of our Faculty.

Important notice: The AUAS can only welcome incoming international exchange students from its European partners (EU, EEA countries and the UK) in the second semester of 2020-2021. These students can travel to AUAS when these countries, regions or cities of origin are color-coded green or yellow and if the students have permission from the partner institution.

Get a taste of Dutch life and participate in our skating (schaatsen) event in this video clip:

Skating with Exchange students HBO-ICT (Computer Science)

Our list of partneruniversities can be found here:

Information Technology and Computer Science offers the following exchange programmes.


Spring: 1 February 2021 - 3 July 2021

Please Note:

  1. Students must be there from the very beginning to the very end of the semester

  2. The semester programme has to be taken as a whole as it is a coherent package

  3. Progrogramming skills are required for all semesters

  4. You need to upload your CV and transcript in our enrolment system (below) in order for us to check if your background matches your choice.

  5. AFTER acceptance, we will change your application from pending to enrolled in our system. If you cannot be accepted, you will be informed as well.

  6. Students must be prepared to do team work during the whole semester

  7. Students in the Mobile Development semester will do a project in a company for two days a week. Travel costs might be incurred and have to be paid by the students themselves.

  8. The following electives are offered to exchange students in order to earn 30 ECTS: Survival Dutch (2 ECTS), Intercultural Skills (2 ECTS), English: Communicating like a Pro (2 ECTS)

Level of semester

(out of an eight-semester Bachelor Degree in Computer science)


spring 2021

4 + 5

Mobile Development

More details on Mobile Development

4 + 5

Big Data

4 + 5

Internet of Things

4 + 5

Information Security

Cyber Security*


Gameplay Engineering**


Virtual Reality Experience

6/7 Makerslab
6 Business Innovation with ICT

* Programme with pre-requisites

** Students need to have advanced skills in Game Design and patterns and practices in Game Engineering.

Next to the compulsory courses and project in your thematic semester you can optionally take one or more of the following courses:

Watch this video on our Digital Creators Event to see what kind of projects you would work on in your semester.


The Digital Society School is a creative, interdisciplinary Amsterdam based studio where students and researchers learn and work together on innovative and interactive media research projects in the Creative field.

DSS offers the following minor programme EdTech for global cross-cultural design (100% ONLINE) and is open to all eligible students

In the MINOR EDTECH FOR GLOBAL CROSS-CULTURAL DESIGNyou will learn how to design across cultures and contexts for global impact, using existing digital tools and spaces in new and creative ways.

  • How does COVID-19 reset sustainability?
  • How to develop an effective pedagogy for online group work?
  • How to prototype, undertake user research and co-create online?
  • How to navigate cultural differences in an online environment?
  • And how do you use online tools and spaces to create a meaningful conversation about complex issues to build trust?

In a combination of online crash courses and lectures and by participating in an a real-life online collaborative project carried out with peers with different nationalities, you will learn how to tackle these issues as well as many more aspects related to cross-cultural design and educational technology.

At our inhouse IT company IRP/WOSI students can do an internship in many IT disciplines.

Short term programme: Online Innovation Bootcamp

The Innovation Boot Camp will be running as an online course from 12th October until the end of November 2020.

The Innovation Boot Camp is organized by HdM and its partner universities Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and Karel de Grote University College (KdG).

During a 6-week online course students can earn up to 5 ECTS credits in modules and (recorded) online classes on entrepreneurship, trendwatching and innovation. The program includes creative modules, such as Creative Thinking, User Experience Design and Digital Mindfulness and allows students to develop entrepreneurial experiences.

Tutoring will be given online by professionals from different areas such as business, technology, graphic design, trend watching, etc. Students will use a wide range of online tools for team work or individual work outside the classes.

The Innovation Boot Camp explicitely welcomes Undergraduate students from all academic disciplines to take part in the online program and does not target applicants in the fields of entrepreneurship exclusively. Students will receive a certificate upon successful participation in the digital Innovation Boot Camp.

The new application deadline for the online Innovation Boot Camp is 15th September 2020. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as seats will be distributed on a first come/first serve principle. Students of HdM partner universities can submit the following application documents in English in one pdf file to Mr Gideon Bazen (, coordinator of the Innovation Boot Camp at HvA, copying Ms Katja Mahler (, coordinator of Short Term Programs at HdM, into their communication:

  • motivation letter
  • CV
  • current Transcript of Records

Due to the limited number of seats available, up to 5 international students from HVA partner universities are invited to take part in the virtual Innovation Boot Camp for free. If more than 5 students from one HVA partner university will apply, these candidates can be transferred to a waiting list. Depending on the final number of applicants, the organizing project universities HdM, KdG and HvA may reconsider a reallocation of seats for international students from their partner universities.

Information about our university and its facilities for exchange students, visa procedures and practical information about living in Amsterdam can be found via A-Z for international students and accommodation in Amsterdam.

After you have been accepted as an exchange student, you will be contacted by our international office to start the procedures to arrange all of the above.

Application for our programmes has to be done online

  • Autumn semester 2020-2021: deadline for enrolment 15 April 2020
  • Spring semester 2020-2021: deadline for enrolment 15 October 2020

For more information about the Information Technology & Computer Science programmes please contact the international coordinator.

International Coordinator



Marlies Nijenhuis 31 (0)6 12 86 33 56

For more information about our faculty please have a look at our Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries page and Theo Thijssen building.

Published by  Communication 24 November 2020