Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Communication & Creative Business

The Communication (CO) & Creative Business (CB) programmes offers students the chance to improve their communication skills, learn about trends in the media world and how to be a content creator within an inspiring environment. Our department offers English taught minors. Each minor is a one-semester study programme (5 months = 30 EC).

Fall Semester / 1st Semester:

Spring Semester / 2nd Semester:

Or take a look at the other programmes our faculty offers:

Fall Semester: Students who wish to study at our institute during the 1st (fall) semester 2020-2021 need to apply before:
22 April 2020: if you need a visa to study in the Netherlands (please check here)
7 May 2020: if you don't need a visa

Spring Semester: Students who wish to study at our institute during the 2nd (spring) semester 2020-2021 need to apply before 1 October 2020.

After nomination by your home university, you will receive a link to apply in our online application system.
You will have to submit the following documents there:

  1. Letter of motivation in English
  2. A clear copy of your valid passport or ID
  3. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 80 test report or equivalent (If English is not your first language)
  4. Transcript of records of your home institute in English
  5. CV in English
  6. Only for students applying for the International Journalism programme: a short news article in English of max. 400 words

Information Sheet for Student Exchanges_MIC_2021

Students who are not studying at a partner university can apply as 'Free-mover' .

We have an exchange agreement with the following partner institutions:


  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane


  • Artevelde Hogeschool, Gent
  • Artesis Plantijn, Antwerpen


  • Ryerson University, Toronto


  • Business Academy Aarhus, Aarhus
  • Danish school of Media and Journalism, Copenhagen


  • Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart
  • Hochschule für Kommunikation und Wissenschaft Berlin


  • University of Helsinki, Helsinki​


  • Université Paris Descartes Paris
  • ISCOM, Paris

Great Britain

  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • University for the Creative Arts, Kent
  • University of Westminster, London
  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
  • Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • International Business School, Budapest


  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo


  • Fachhochschule Wien University of Applied Sciences, Vienna

South Korea

  • Hanyang University, Seoul


  • San Pablo University, Madrid
  • University of the Basque Country, ​Bilbao​​​


  • Bilgi University, Istanbul


  • Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall


  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, USA
  • Syracuse University, USA
  • California State University, Chico, USA


  • Hanyang University, Seoul

If you wish to come to the Netherlands to study at the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, you need to check if you need a visa or residence permit. More information about visa procedures can be found on the immigration page.

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) assists international students in finding accommodation in Amsterdam. More details can be found on the housing webpage.

More information about the Communication and Creative Business programme:

Ms. Kim Voogdt, Lotte Wijers and Anke Tervoort, international coordinators,

  • telephone: 31 (0)6 - 21155189
  • e-mail:

Or visit the webpages of the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries.

Published by  Communication 7 September 2020