Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Housing Regulations

This page provides an overview of the regulations that are applicable if you are going to register for AUAS housing or if you have already been assigned a room through the AUAS.

When you submit your application for AUAS student housing, you will be charged a fee. This fee helps to cover the AUAS expenses related to providing student housing. This fee is non-refundable. You can pay online in euros, using either a credit card or PayPal.

AUAS housing fee per person*:

€200 for 1 semester
€395 for 2 semesters

* When registering for a couples room (with a partner), only the main tenant has to apply and pay a double AUAS housing fee.
*When applying for a shared room (with a friend), both tenants have to register separately and pay both the AUAS housing fee.

We recommend that students register in our online housing application system as soon as possible and before the deadline. Your chances of receiving a room offer will significantly decrease the longer you wait. Apply right away: do not wait until your study enrollment has been finalised or your visa procedure approved. If you wait it might be too late to secure housing through the AUAS.

The AUAS housing fee will be refunded in October/April if we are unable to offer you a room.

The AUAS fee can unfortunately not be refunded if:

  • we offer you a room but you do not make use of, or decline this offer
  • your visa application is unsuccesful
  • your study enrollment is unsuccesful

Rental periods for AUAS students are always fixed periods, with the maximum of an academic year. All students will be assigned housing for their period of stay, up to a year. 

Type of study programme

Maximum duration rental contract

Rental period

Exchange
(1 semester)

1 semester 14 August 2020 - 25 January 2021

Exchange
(2 semesters)

2 semesters 14 August 2020 - August 2021 (tba)

Bachelor or
Master

2 semesters 14 August 2020 - August 2021 (tba)

Please be aware that it is not possible to get reduced fees for late arrival or early departure. Rental contracts can not be cancelled before the end of a semester.

If you plan on staying in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register on Dutch student housing websites before you arrive.

Please note that some rental contracts will end in June/July rather than August, due to the arrival of Summer School students. It is unfortunately not possible to request a specific end date.

Exchange students

We will try to give as many exchange students as possible an earlier end date, taking the AUAS academic calendar into consideration. Unfortunately, some housing end dates will be before the official end of the semester. If you get a room offer with an earlier end date, we recommend that you find a hostel for the remaining days of the semester.

You can only book one room. Please be aware that you cannot change rooms after making your room reservation. If you cancel your reservation, you will not be able to reserve another room. 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, please contact both the housing provider and housing@hva.nl. Again, be aware that when you cancel your reservation, you will not be able to reserve another room. Te AUAS fee, the housing provider's administration fee will not be refunded in the event of cancellations. 

If you have any special needs regarding your accommodation due to disabilities or medical conditions please contact housing@hva.nl

The housing provider will inform you about the available furniture and amenities in your reserved room. Most housing corporations also provide bed linen sets and/or kitchen sets.

will you arrive more than seven days after the starting date of your lease? It is very important to notify both housing@hva.nl and the housing provider. 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. 

Read more about what to do upon arrival. 

Towards the end of your lease, you must to contact the housing corporation to make a check-out appointment. The caretaker will do a final inspection of your room and collect the keys. Be sure to leave your room clean and tidy. You will be charged for any damages to the room or failure to clean it. Ask your housing corporation about their specific check-out process.

Please note that the payment of the last month’s rent can never be settled with your deposit. You are obliged to pay rent every month until the end of your rental contract.

Also, keep in mind that you need to sign out as a resident of Amsterdam at the end of your stay (deregistration). 

Published by  Student Affairs 19 February 2020