Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Application procedure

Bachelor/Master Spring 2021

Degree seeking students (bachelor or master) who started their studies online in September 2020 and intend to come to Amsterdam in the Spring 2021 semester (February-July 2021) can apply for housing.

Deadlines to apply for housing Spring 2021:

Submit your interest form as soon as possible (open until further announcement and depending on available rooms).

Applications for 2021-2022

Applications are not yet open for students starting their studies in September 2021. The housing application start date will be in early June 2021. The exact dates will be published here as soon as they are known.

You can rent accommodation through AUAS Housing for one semester: from 27 January 2021* up to 13 August 2021*. It is unfortunately not possible to extend your rental contract after this semester.

  • Start date 27 January 2021: You can still apply after this date, the contract start date will then move to a later date and as soon as you have accepted a room offer.

  • End date 13 August 2021: Rental contracts of some buildings have different end dates in summer due to renovations and housing of Summer School programmes.

Before you register, make sure to inform yourself about our housing service. Have a look at the webpages about the types of rooms & locations and the costs of housing. Please note that the availability of enough rooms cannot be guaranteed. This depends on the numbers of students who apply.

How to apply?

These 8 steps will guide you through the AUAS housing service:

Please see our coronavirus information page for the current situation on:

  • Cancellation and refund policy Spring 2021
  • Late arrival after the start of the semester
  • Quarantine information

You can apply for housing for semester 2 2020-2021 if you are an international student.

AUAS Housing will check your eligibility.

Are you an exchange student? Please check the application procedure here.

When can I apply?

The interest form is now available until further announcement and depending on available rooms. If you are interested and eligible for student housing, click on the link below and fill out the form.

The housing office unfortunately does not have any information about online education in the Spring 2021 semester. Please check with your study program for this.

What if I do not need a room right away?

After submitting your application form and depending on availability, you will receive a room offer within a few days or a few weeks. Contracts will start as soon as you have accepted a room offer. If you are planning to arrive later, please contact

Interest form - housing for Spring 2021

We will check your details once you have submitted the interest form. At this point, your application is not complete yet.

Check your email a few days after submitting the interest form:

You will receive an invitation email from with a link to start your housing application in our housing portal and pay the housing fee.

We recommend to add to your 'safe senders' list of your email account. is a 'no-reply' email address.

Clicking on the link in the invitation email will take you to our online application form.

Accessing the application form

Log in with your AUAS-ID (this is not your student number but a 5 or 6 lettercode).

In the application form you will be asked to choose a monthly budget category. Base your choice on the information about budget categories, room types, other housing costs and the cost of living in Amsterdam.

Requesting a specific housing provider, location or building is unfortunately not possible.

Once you have completed the form, you will automatically be sent to the online payment page. Follow the instructions for paying the AUAS housing fee.

Normally, this fee is € 200 for an entire semester. If you apply later than February 2021, the fee will be adjusted accordingly (April 2021: € 135).

You can pay in euros by either a credit card or by PayPal. Other payment methods are unfortunately not possible.

After submitting your housing application and paying the AUAS fee, check your email daily to find out if you have been selected for student housing at one of our housing partners. This can take some time. Once you have been selected, you will first receive a message from After that, you will receive an offer from either booking platform or one of our other housing providers, to book a room within a given time frame. Check your spam folder!

It can take several days to a few weeks before you will receive a room offer, as this process is quite extensive.

Deadline to respond

  • If you receive a room offer, follow the instructions to confirm (you cannot change the room or location offered).
  • You will be given a very short time frame of a few days to book your room. Make sure you respond immediately or as soon as you can to the room offer! If you fail to respond by the given date, you may lose the room. The AUAS housing fee will not be refunded in this case.
  • Be aware that many students are booking a room at the same time. So the availability can decline rapidly, even in the given booking time frame.
  • You will only get one chance to reserve a room. If you miss this offer, you will be put back at the end of the waiting list.

Your room reservation is confirmed once you make your first payment to the housing provider. Instructions for making this payment will be provided by the housing partner. This initial payment can be a significant amount of money, as it will include administration costs, the first month's rent, and often a deposit.

Please note that:

  • Room reservations are final. You cannot change rooms after you have made the reservation.
  • If you cancel a reserved room we will assume you are no longer interested in AUAS student housing. You will not be offered another room.

What practical matters do you need to arrange upon arrival in Amsterdam? Check our Arrival website for information.

Upon arrival website

What happens if I don’t get a room offer?

If you are not offered a room because student housing is already full, your name will be added to a waiting list. There is a chance you will be offered a room at a later date, but in the meantime we recommend you look at the tips for finding housing independently.

Available rooms will be offered to students on the waiting list, but not all applicants exercise their option to book their room or cancel their room. The room will then be offered to the next match on the waiting list. This means the waiting list remains open, so that rooms might become available again.

How do I know where I am on the waiting list?

We can't give your exact place on it, as there are several factors:

  • Time on the waiting list
  • Budget category
  • Gender (accommodations with roommates)
  • Availability of rooms

What can I do while on the waiting list?

  • Keep looking, and if you find a place by yourself, contact immediately so we can remove you from the waiting list and refund the AUAS housing fee.
  • We strongly advise you to also register on Dutch student housing websites long before your arrival in Amsterdam (as soon as you have registered for your degree programme). Registration on these sites is an important backup measure if the AUAS is unable to provide you with a room and/or it will prepare you for finding housing after your first year.

Published by  Student Affairs 25 March 2021