Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

International Business part-time

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

1. 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. If you have enrolled for several programmes, please withdraw your other enrolment requests via Studielink.

View the step-by-step enrolment procedure

2. Make sure to prepare properly

Every day's study begins with MyAUAS (the AUAS digital learning platform). Log in with your AUAS ID and find your timetable, info on your courses, your grades 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. 

Check out the instructional videos.

The course catalogue for your degree programme contains important information about the curriculum: the programme structure, your courses and the options available. Please select 2019-2020 and your degree programme. 


Reading list

Information about the reading list, software, laptop and other study materials will be available on the Studystore page of International Business part-time .


As a AUAS student you can get Office 365 ProPlus for free. This will give you access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You can install the software on a maximum of 5 mobile devices and 5 laptops/fixed computers (Windows and Apple). Go to and use your AUAS ID and password to log in.

SURFspot offers great discounts on many other software products and hardware such as laptops and smart phones.  

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 9 August, it will be sent to your correspondence address in the week of 18 – 22 August (the week before the AUAS induction week). If you apply for your student ID card between 9 August and 13 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 desks in the AUAS buildings. Please bring along a valid ID.

Please note that 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 desks. You can find the location of your service desk in the A-Z list under ‘Service Points and Customer Service Desks’.  

The group lists will be communicated by e-mail before the end of August. Then 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.

Classes start on Monday 2 September. The introduction evening week will take place on Thursday 29 August. 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 illness and 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.

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) assists international students in finding accommodation in Amsterdam. You can find more information on finding accommodation on the Housing page.

3. Your first days at the AUAS

There will be an introduction evening held on Thursday 29 August from 19.00 – 21.00h at location HvA Wibauthuis (Wibautstraat 3b). All students will receive an invitation about this via e-mail.

During all stages of your degree programme, you will receive help in achieving your goals. This student coaching begins the moment you start studying and includes:

  • Advice on your study progress
  • Career development counselling
  • Guidance concerning personal and professional development

Counselling and guidance are provided by your lecturers, a personal mentor and a peer coach. Would you like to know more about student coaching at AUAS? Watch this video on student coaching.

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. 

4. Contact, location and social media

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

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To help you get settled in Amsterdam you can join the International Student Network (ISN). ISN is a student-run organisation of both the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam. ISN aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students in Dutch society and in Amsterdam in particular.

Location International Business part-time

Published by  Communication 12 August 2019