Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Housing Regulations

In order to provide accommodation to international students, the AUAS uses a number of regulations. This page provides an overview of the regulations that are applicable if you have been assigned a room through the AUAS.

Rental period

Rental periods for AUAS students are always fixed periods, with the maximum of one year. All students will be assigned for their period of stay. Bachelor students will automatically be assigned for two semesters. Exchange students will automatically be assigned for one or two semesters (depending on the duration of your exchange). 

Some locations will have an earlier end date in June/July due to arriving Summer School students. It is not possible to give a preference for one of these locations. We will try to give as many exchange students as possible an earlier end date. Unfortunately this will also mean that some housing end dates will be before the official semester end dates. If you get a room offer with an earlier end date, we recommend that you find a hostel for the last days of the semester.

The start date for the autumn semester and the summer end date are fixed:

  • 1 semester:
    from 30 January 2019 to 9 August 2019
  • 2 semesters:
    From 30 January 2019 to 27 January 2020

‚ÄčIt is not possible to get a reduction for late arrival or early departure. It is not possible to end your contract before the end of a semester.

If you are planning on staying in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register at Dutch student housing websites at the beginning of your stay.

Changing or cancelling rooms

You can only reserve one room. It is not possible to change rooms once you have reserved one. If you cancel your room reservation, you will not be able to reserve another one. Changing rooms after arrival is not allowed.

A reservation can be cancelled free of charge up to one month before the starting date of the lease. If the room is not cancelled on time, you will be charged the first month's rent plus administration costs.

If you want to cancel your reservation, contact both the housing corporation and by email. When you cancel your reservation, you cannot reserve another room, and the AUAS fee will not be refunded.


If you will arrive more than seven days after the starting date of your lease, you need to notify both and the housing corporation. Please note that if you fail to do so, the room will be given to another student and you will still be charged the first month's rent and administration costs.

Look here for more information on about what to do upon arrival. 

Published by  Student Affairs 28 May 2019