Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Technology

Students with international ambitions and a passion for technology, please apply for one of our exchange programmes. We offer several exchange programmes in English throughout the year.

IMPORTANT: During the first semester and second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year the AUAS unfortunately can not welcome incoming exchange students on our campuses, due to the pandemic. Please read the update on our website.

  • Each year the Faculty of Technology receives exchange students. You can study for one or two semesters under the terms of an inter-institutional agreement between the Faculty of Technology and your home university. If your home university doesn’t have an agreement with us, please make sure to fill out the application form before the deadline and we will check whether we can admit you to our programme. Note that there will be tuition costs involved in this case.

To find out whether your home university has an agreement with us, please consult the list of our partner universities.

The Faculty of Technology offers exchange programmes in English within the following departments (please click on the programme for more information/ all the programmes mentioned below are not running in Spring 2021):

Department of Built Environment

Aviation Academy

Department of Engineering

Department of Forensic Science

Department of Logistics

If you wish to follow a semester at the Faculty of Technology please read the application process below.


Application deadlines

You can start the application procedure by filling in the application form online together with the requested documents.

Autumn semester (first semester or whole academic year):

1 May

Spring semester (second semester):

15 October

How to apply?

Our application form for the Spring semester 2020-2021 is available online.

After the deadline we will get back to you within 4 weeks.

Semester dates*

Academic calender 2020-2021

Start date

End date

full year students

31-08-2020 03-07-2021

semester 1 students

31-08-2020 01-02-2021

semester 2 students

01-02-2021 03-07-2021

*Please be aware of different end dates for Aviation programmes and Housing contracts.

Credits (ECTS)

The Faculty of Technology uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which is based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. Please read here for more information.

Please note that we expect you to obtain 30 ECTS per semester.

Grading System

Dutch grades range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Grades of 5.5 and higher are passing grades. The highest grade 10 is only rarely awarded to a student's work. An 8 is considered a high mark, a 7 is more common.

ECTS%

Quality Assessment

ECTS grade

Dutch grade

10%

Excellent/Very good

A

8.0 - 10.0

25%

Good

B

7.5 - 7.9

30%

More than satisfactory

C

7.0 - 7.4

25%

Satisfactory

D

6.5 - 6.9

10%

Sufficient

E

6.0 - 6.4

Fail

F

0.0 - 5.0

Incoming exchange students

Within the autumn and spring semester the students have two possibilities to obtain the needed amount of credits: 1 exam and 1 resit. Both are offered within these semester periods.


Remark for Aviation students:

The resits will take place outside the official semester dates.

*Please check our website for the semester dates. These are general faculty dates, the end dates could be different for the study programmes, please check upon arrival with your program coordinator.

We don’t have any scholarship possibilities for incoming students who follow an exchange through our partner network.

At the moment the Faculty of Technology offers the Master program Structural Engineering, however we don't have any exchange possibilities. All our full degree bachelor programs are taught in Dutch. A sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language is required to enter the program, please visit our website for more information. Our exchange programmes are offered in English.

Check what the possibilities are at your home university for an Erasmus+ scholarship.

What is the required level of English?

You must master the English language at a B1 according to CEFR language proficiency levels.

Do you offer Fulltime Bachelor or Master programmes?

No, our Fulltime Master and Bachelor programmes are offered in Dutch.

Do you offer accommodation?

Yes, please indicate on the application form whether you want us to arrange housing.

How much will my living expenses be?

You will approximately spend 800 euro per month.

Can I follow a Dutch Language course?

Yes, we offer a Survival Dutch Course for free. In the survival Dutch course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language, level A1. The offer may differ per semester, the International Office will inform you about this after the application procedure.

When do I receive my Transcript of Records?

You will receive your transcripts of records approximatly 4 weeks after the end of our semester. We will send your Transcript by e-mail.

What is a Buddy?

You will be connected with a Dutch student of your study program, he or she will guide you during your stay in Amsterdam

Do you help me to obtain my visa?

Yes, we offer Visa facilities for students who come for an exchange through our partner network. Please indicate on the application form whether you need a visa.

Do I need to make a registration at the municipality?

Yes, under the Dutch law each person who is planning to live in the Netherlands for more than 4 months must register with the municipality of the town where they live. Please read more information here.

Do I need health insurance in the Netherlands?

Yes, please check before you come to the Netherlands whether your insurance will cover the complete period of your stay abroad, and what type of coverage you have. Please read more information here.

Can I work while studying?

Whether or not you need a work permit to work in the Netherlands depends on your nationality. Please read more information here.

For all other questions please check this website.

Published by  Communication 23 October 2020