Start off strong

Master Digital Driven Business

Start off strong

Welcome to the AUAS! This page provides all the practical information you need to start the academic year off strong.

Finalise your enrolment.

- Have you already paid your tuition fees and taken all the steps necessary to finalise your enrolment? Check your Enrolment Checklist to see if you missed anything.

- You need to complete all the steps before you can start your degree programme in September.

- Your enrolment is official when you receive a notification of Proof of Enrolment, which will be sent to your email address.

AUAS ID and password

  • AUAS-ID and password

  • After enrolling at AUAS, you will receive a welcome email containing your AUAS-ID (username).
  • With your AUAS-ID and password, you have access to AUAS's ICT facilities.
  • More information about AUAS-ID and password.

Two-step verification

  • Two-step verification is an extra security measure when logging into AUAS systems and apps. A verification code is sent to your mobile device to complete the login process. With two-factor authentication, hackers cannot gain access to your account with just your username and password.

  • You only need to set up two-step verification once. For instructions, go to Two-step verification - Hogeschool van Amsterdam (

Student ID card

You can use your student ID card to:

  • confirm your identity when attending classes and when using study centres at all AUAS locations.
  • to identify yourself at online exams.
    Only if you do not have a student ID card, you can identify yourself with a valid identity card. For online exams, the BSN must not be visible on the screen.
    Please note: for exams on location only an ID card or passport is considered as a valid proof of identity, not a student card!
  • borrow books from the university library or the university of applied sciences library.
  • Check all information about your student ID card and how to apply

Please note: if you don’t 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 AUAS service points.

Introduction programme Digital Driven Business

  • The mandatory introduction programme will take place from Monday 28 August until Friday 1 September. Please note: this programme is mandatory for all students.
  • The introduction programme focuses on 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. View all activities in the introduction programme overview.
  • The 'Module Guide' provides important information on the set-up and regulations of the introduction programme.

Reading list

  • You will find the reading list for each module in Brightspace, the online learning environment.


Course catalogue


Software and hardware - specific requirements for Digital Driven Business

  • You received an AUAS (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) ID to access the university digital environment, such as email, Brightspace and the library system. From mid-August you will also find a guide 2023 on our webpage that explains how you can view the timetable, or how you can access your email. Questions? Servicedesk ICTS
  • Please make sure you have a Windows based laptop. For Mac users please install a windows system on your laptop. Minimum hardware requirements: part. intel i5 6th gen, Ram 8 GB, SSD 256 GB. (You can buy second hand at or However, if you buy from surfspot or usedproducts, they normally don't come with an SSD. If you visit Mediamarkt and buy the SSD there, they can install it for a small fee).
  • Please install Python and Anaconda (for example: this one), Tableau and of course Microsoft Office in your Windows system. (In the Netherlands students can access to purchase software and hardware with a subsidized cost. But for this you do first need to have a working university account (AUAS login ID).
  • Please install VScode for Windows (

Group list

  • The group lists will be announced at the start of the academic year. Digital Driven Business students will be enrolled in groups DDB1A, DDB1B or DDB1C (FBE_L23-DDB1A, FBE_L23-DDB1B, FBE_L23-DDB1C)
  • Classes start on Monday 4 September.


  • Please make sure to join ESP on campus on Monday, August 28 for the first official activities!
  • Once you have your class list, 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.
  • Check out the AUAS academic calendar to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.
  • Time tables Digital Driven Business: as of 26 August, you can find the timetable(s) on The division by class can be found in Brightspace from 1 September.


  • Every day starts at .
  • You can log in with your AUAS-ID and password.
  • You will find quick access to the most important information here, such as your timetable, latest results, announcements and news.
  • MyAUAS is your portal to essential information, such as the A-Z list, your programme page, the library, contact info for your lecturers and direct links to other applications such as SIS and Brightspace.


If you have substantive, programme-related questions, please contact:

For questions regarding tuition fees, please contact the Central Student Administration (CSA):

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

Published by  Communication 19 July 2023