Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Coronavirus information

AUAS student housing

We can imagine you have questions or concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. You can visit amsterdamuas.com/coronainfo for relevant information and an overview of frequently asked questions and answers. For specific questions regarding housing matters and the coronavirus please see our information below.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IN THE NETHERLANDS

  • Current information and Q&As from concerning the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands are available on the RIVM website .
  • The government of the Netherlands is taking various measures to control COVID-19. Find out more on this website .
  • Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on international education.
  • Check current information about self-quarantine on this website.

We look at the situation every day and supplement the information on this page as far as is possible. For general information about the coronavirus, please see our general coronavirus information page.

We understand that you might have questions about self-quarantining in the Netherlands after your arrival. We have set up some quarantine information and services to assist you.

Read more about self-quarantine

We truly understand that these are very uncertain times and we will look at your personal situation and try to find a solution for you.

I booked a room already

If you cancel, we can make another student happy with your spot. If you decide not to cancel, you are responsible for your room and the rent from the start of your contract, even if you are not in Amsterdam. Subletting your room is contractually not allowed and will have serious consequences.


I did not book a room yet

We are fully booked at the moment. The standard rental contracts started on 14 August 2020. If we receive any last minute cancellations from students, we may be able to offer contracts with an alternative start date. Please email us on housing@hva.nl to check the current situation.

We understand that you may need to or want to stay in your home country a bit longer due to coronavirus. Unfortunately, our rental contracts have fixed start and end dates which cannot be altered. You are responsible for the rent and your room during this entire period. We cannot provide any discounts on rental rates due to late arrival. Please let your housing provider know at which date you will arrive, so you can arrange your arrival.

Cancelling your housing application & rental contract

Our rental contracts are semester contracts with a fixed end date. When you sign your rental contract, you agree with the fixed rental period with a maximum of 1 or 2 semesters. These contracts can normally only be terminated early when you cancel your study enrolment. However, we understand that these are strange and very uncertain times. Please contact us on housing@hva.nl if you need to return to your home country or are unable to come to the Netherlands. We will try to find a solution together in the best possible way.

AUAS housing fee & other costs at housing provider

Below you will find an overview of the cancellation and refund policy of the AUAS housing fee and the costs that you made when booking your room at one of the housing providers.

AUAS Housing fee

Costs at housing provider

I did not receive a housing offer

Full refund (€395) not applicable

I received a housing offer but did not book my accommodation

No refund not applicable

I received a housing offer and I booked my accommodation

Booked a room for 2 semesters: No refund*

Booked a room for 1 semester: Refund of € 195*

Check the cancellation policy with your housing provider

*Unfortunately no exceptions can be made if your visa application or study enrollment was unsuccessful.

Read more about rental periods

The AUAS housing office cannot give any guarantees whether enough rooms will be available if you decide to come to Amsterdam in the second semester (starting February 2021).

The AUAS anticipates that a group of students who started their program in September 2020 will arrive in the second semester. Unfortunately, we expect a shortage of rooms in the second semester. We will inform you via this webpage about the procedure and availability of rooms in the second semester. We expect to publish more information in November 2020.

Yes, under certain conditions we can extend your rental contract for the 2nd semester. All students with a rental contract for one semester have received an email about this on their AUAS emailaccount on October 12th.

Disclaimer

The information above might contradict with other parts of the housing webpages, on which the normal international student housing procedures are explained.

However, the policy above is specifically created for the current situation, due to the effects of the global corona crisis.

Published by  Student Affairs 19 October 2020