Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Exchange at the faculty of Business and Economics

Exchange in Amsterdam

Students with international ambitions and a passion for business should consider to do their exchange in Amsterdam at the faculty of Business and Economics.

Founded in 1846, the faculty has a proud history of first-rate business education. About 14,000 students are currently enrolled at the faculty. Each year the faculty of Business and Economics of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, receives about 400 exchange students. They study for one or two semesters under the terms of a bilateral agreement between our faculty and their home university.

The top quality teaching staff and facilities are all located in the buzzing city of Amsterdam, one of Europe its prime business hubs. There is not a better place to continue building your international network. Your exchange in Amsterdam will be an unforgettable experience.

Currenty we have an agreement with the following universities. We do not accept any free mover students.

Our online nomination form for Fall 2019 is open and has been sent to our partner network. Please contact us at in case you did not receive our nomination information.    

The nomination deadline for the Fall semester is 15 April.

The nomination deadline for the Spring semester is 15 October.

All nominated students need to prepare the following documents for their online application:

  • Copy of a valid passport or EU ID card (has to be valid for the entire stay in the Netherlands)
  • Copy of an official transcript of records in English
  • Proof of health insurance in the Netherlands. Students can also upload this later (but before arrival in the Netherlands). Students are responsible for your own insurance!

See this online checklist.
We recommend:
AON insurance:

EU students do not need extra health insurance. They can apply for a European Health Insurance Card, which simplifies the process of receiving medical assistance during their stay in a European Union member state. Check with your insurance company/health service.

  • official approved study plan and back up plan. Please read the course enrolment checklist.

Students with strict academic requirements or students who are in their graduation year should be aware that it is not a guarantee to be placed in the courses which they are required to take, due to the limited places available in each course. Students should take this into account when they intend to study here and that it might occur that not all requirements can be met.

Please contact our International Centre for more information about the nomination and application procedure:

We do not accept any free mover students.

Flyer and Factsheet

Partner institutes can use our flyer and factsheet to promote our university to exchange students. Please contact if you would like to obtain hard copies of the flyer.

Course Curriculum

The online course book for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 is available. Students who intend to study in Spring 2020 can use this online guide as a reference. See overview of the course offerings.

Visa and residence permit

Students who wish to come to The Netherlands to study at the faculty of Business and Economics, have to check if they need a visa or residence permit. More information about visa procedures can be found on the Immigration page. 


The faculty of Business and Economics offers assistance in finding accommodation for exchange students for a period of minimum 1 semester and maximum 2 semesters. More details can be found on the housing webpage.


Academic Calendar and important dates during the semester

academic calendar 2019-2020 (subject to change)

academic calendar 2018-2019 (subject to change)

International Centre
Faculty of Business & Economics
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Fraijlemaborg 133
1102 CV  Amsterdam ZO
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)20 - 523 6960 (09.00-17.00hrs)

Opening hours Front Office International Centre
Service Point Fraijlemaborg
Atrium, first floor Fraijlemaborg 133
Monday to Friday 10.00-13.00hrs

Opening hours Front Office International Centre 
Wibauthuis, Amstelcampus
Room 05A02 
Monday and Wednesday 09.00-12.00hrs

Student Buddy program:

We organise Arrival Day(s) to welcome international students before the start of their study. During the Arrival Day, students can arrange several practical matters at the same time. The Arrival Days for the Fall 2019 semester are scheduled on Friday 16 and Monday 19 August 2019. After you have arranged your housing, you can register for one of the arrival days here

Published by  Faculty of Business and Economics 15 October 2019