Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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.

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Festive Activities

The AUAS is open again! You are most welcome at the Business Campus and Amstel Campus at the start of this academic year. Enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea and take part in various special activities during the first week of school. View the offer below.

View the offer on this page

AUAS experience

Get to know the AUAS during the AUAS Experience and get a taste of student life in Amsterdam.


Introduction programme

  • The mandatory online introduction programme will take place from Monday 30 August until Friday 3 September. This programme is mandatory for all students.
  • The 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.
  • Here you can find more information on the introduction programme.

Reading list

Newbie Guide

  • The Newbie guide will help you find your way: helping you locate your timetable and marks, showing how Brightspace works, how to study online, where you can access help and much more.

Course catalogue

  • The course catalogue for your degree programme contains important information about the curriculum: the programme structure, your courses and the options available.
  • The course catalogue for the academic year 2021-2022 will be available from 1 July 2021.


  • You can download the free AUAS Office-package and install it on 5 mobile devices and 5 laptops/computers (Windows and Apple).
  • This Office-package offers you the newest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, for example.
  • Go to hva.nl/downloadoffice and log in with your AUAS ID and password.
  • Via SURFspot you can enjoy great discounts on other software and hardware such as laptops and smartphones.

Online - offline classes corona

Are you eager to find out if corona-related measures will still be in place at AUAS in September? Check it here: on-campus or online.

Group list

  • The group lists will be announced on 23 August by e-mail.
  • Classes start on Monday 6 September. Go to the AUAS academic calendar to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.


  • The first classes start in de week of 6 September.
  • Once you have your class list, you will be able to check your timetable at rooster.hva.nl .
  • 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.


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

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Published by  Communication 26 August 2021