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.

If you would like to use the AUAS student housing service, please be aware of our terms and conditions. In short, they state:

  • An accommodation is not guaranteed
  • Your housing contract is for a fixed period
  • It is not possible to extend/shorten your contract
  • You will only receive one housing offer from only one housing partner
  • The AUAS housing fee is non-refundable
  • You agree with all additional costs associated with renting a room
  • You agree that we store and use your personal data for a maximum of 3 years
  • You agree that we share your personal data with a housing provider
  • It is not possible to request a specific location or building

In addition, please make sure you have read the full terms and conditions before finalizing your online housing application form:

Disclaimer AUAS Housing service 2020-2021 (PDF download)

When you submit your application for AUAS student housing, you will be charged a fee. Read more about this fee.

When you sign your rental contract, you agree with the fixed rental period with a maximum of 2 semesters. It is not possible to rent month by month, nor can you terminate your room contract early*. This means you will be responsible for the rent until the end of your contract.
*Unless you officially terminate your AUAS study enrollment.

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 - 13 August 2021*

Bachelor or
Master

2 semesters 14 August 2020 - 13 August 2021*

* Some locations will not have the fixed end date of 13 August, but a date in June or July due to arriving Summer School students.

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.

When this contract ends, you will need to arrange your own housing (if your study programme continues after this period). Please be aware that finding accommodation in Amsterdam after this period can still be very complicated. We strongly advise you to register on Dutch student housing websites even before you arrive.

Please note that some rental contracts will end in June/July rather than in 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. The AUAS fee and 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 to discuss your housing options. 

Make sure that you have an official medical statement with information as to why you have specific needs for your housing. You need to upload the statement in your application.

If you do not contact AUAS Housing well in advance, it will be unfortunately difficult to meet your housing needs.

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). 

Register with other housing websites

AUAS student housing is available for a maximum of one year.

If you decide to stay in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register on Studentenwoningweb.nl and Room.nl as early as possible. These platforms work with a waiting list. Another option is to find housing independently.

Published by  Student Affairs 7 July 2020