Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

European School of Physiotherapy full-time

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This page provides all the practical information you will need at the start of the academic year, as well as information about where to turn to with questions.

Complete your enrolment

Have you paid your tuition fees and made all further steps required to finalise your enrolment? You cannot start your degree programme this September unless you have completed all the required steps. Once a proof of enrolment has been sent to your AUAS email address, you can be sure that your enrolment has been finalised.

Make sure to prepare properly

Every day's study begins with MyAUAS ('MijnHvA', the AUAS digital learning platform). Log in with your AUAS ID to find your timetable, info on your courses, your marks and any messages from your lecturers. If a lecturer will be absent, you will be notified via MyAUAS. You will also find an A-Z list of practical information for your programme, including such things as ICT, facilities, regulations and supervision. 

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The course catalogue for your degree programme contains important information about the curriculum: the programme structure, your courses and the options available.

Information about the reading list, software, laptop and other study materials will be added to this page at a later date.

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Every student is issued with a student ID card. These can be used for printing, borrowing books and payment at vending machines. To apply for your student ID card, simply upload your passport photo via This will require you to enter your AUAS ID, which has been sent to you by email. You will receive your student ID card at the end of August.

If you apply for your student ID card before 10 August, it will be sent to your correspondence address in the week of 20 – 24 August (the week before the AUAS induction week). If you apply for your student ID card between 10 August and 15 September, it will be sent to you within two working weeks.

Once you have received your student ID card, you will need to activate it (once only) at one of the service points in the AUAS buildings. Please bring along a valid ID.

NB: if you do not live in the Netherlands, your student ID card will not be sent to your home address. It will be ready for you to collect from one of the service points

The group lists will be communicated on the first day of the programme: 26 August 2019. As soon as they have, you will be able to check your timetable at You can link your timetable to calendar applications such as Outlook, Google Calendar, iCalendar or the calendar application on your mobile phone.

The ESP-programme starts on 26 Augustus with a full week of content and activities. Go to the AUAS academic calendar to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.

If you have a disability or chronic illness, this might affect your study progress. In many cases, this entitles you to special facilities, such as additional time on tests or a customised chair.

If you have dyslexia, you can request additional time on tests online. You will need your AUAS ID for this. For more information, go to studying with a disability or chronic illnessand read the section on dyslexia.

If you have a different disability or a chronic disease, or if you need additional facilities, please contact the student counsellor for your programme.

Your first days at the AUAS

The first official day of ESP is 26 August 2019. The ESP-programme starts with a full week of content and activities. You are expected to be at school on Monday for the introduction week and welcome to the ESP program. 

The AUAS Introduction Week presents you as a first-year student with the best introduction to Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). This week offers you the chance to learn all about AUAS, your fellow students and student life in Amsterdam!

Common activities for all AUAS students are planned on Thursday, 30 and Friday, 31 August. On Thursday, you will roam the city and visit the AUAS Experience to explore the world of possibilities at AUAS with your fellow students. At night, you can show your dance skills during the AUAS introduction festival KersVers. The induction week will wrap up on Friday with a closing party at the WesterUnie venue. 

For more information about these activities, you will soon be able to access the English-language AUAS introduction page.

All AUAS students can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ‘hva’ or ‘eduroam’ network, which allows access to to all information systems. To obtain access to the network, you will be required to complete a number of steps once only. Once you have done that, you will always connect automatically at all AUAS locations. 

Contact, location and social media

If you have any questions, please contact the AUAS using one of the following channels:

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Published by  Faculty of Health 27 February 2019