Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Master Digital Driven Business

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

View the step-by-step enrolment procedure


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. 

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. 

Below you will find all information regarding the required study materials. 

Reading list

You can download the reading list (PDF) for the first quarter and safe it on your own device.

Software and laptop

Surfspot offers you free use of Office programs and discounts on many other software products. You will need an AUAS-login ID before you can use this website.

  • Ensure that your laptop runs the Windows operating system. This also applies to MacBook users. This is required since the particular software that you will need to use throughout the master programme can only be installed on Windows-based computers.
  • Install R, R Studio, Tableau, mySQL, PostgreSQL, Python, and Microsoft Office on your windows-based computer. Please refer to the Introduction Programme module guide formore information about the required software.
  • Purchase a Raspberry Pi and install mySQL and Python on this computer. Please see the installation manual.

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 introduction 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 points 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 announced on Monday 19 August, from which point you will also be able to access your timetable via You can link your timetable to calendar applications such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar or the calendar application on your mobile phone. Digital Driven Business students will be enrolled in group DB1A. In quarter 1, all lessons will take place in the morning and will end at 13:15 hrs.

Classes start on 2 September. The introduction programme will take place from 19 August until 30 August. You will find more detailed information about the introduction programme on this page under "Mandatory introduction programme: 19 August - 30 August". 

Go to the AUAS academic calendar to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.

The Newbie Guide provides you with all sorts of practical information regarding your studies at the AUAS. Download the Newbie Guide (PDF) and find out how you can check your grades, find your timetable, use MyAUAS etc. 

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.

Your first days at the AUAS

The mandatory introduction programme will take place from Monday 19 August until 30 August. This programme is mandatory for all students.

On Monday 19 August we welcome you at 9:30 hours in room 09A14 of the Wibautbuilding.

The two-week introduction programme includes research skills, including data tools, analysis and statistics, as well as business and ICT basics. You also learn the basics of professional development and why this is essential to a successful career. The courses are mandatory, with the exception of the electives.

Please download and read the following documents: 
> Download the schedule of the introduction programme
> Download the module guide of the introduction programme

For students that currently reside outside the Netherlands, an information market will be held on Tuesday 20 August 2019, 11.30 – 13.00hrs , location: canteen Wibauthuis (ground floor).

You will be provided with: 
• The possibility to ask questions to staff members of the international office
• The possibility to ask questions to staff members housing department
• The possibility to ask questions to staff members immigration affairs
• ING bank will be present so you can make an online appointment for opening a Dutch bank account
• Information on registration at the municipality of Amsterdam


Those students from outside the Netherlands who are still looking for housing in Amsterdam,
can receive assistance from the AUAS. Please check or contact the Housing Office via e-mail: or phone: 0031-6-15398122.

All AUAS students can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ’hva’ or ’eduroam’ network, which allows access 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 Business and Economics 30 July 2019