Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Start off strong

AMFI - Amsterdam Fashion Institute (English Programme)

Start off strong

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

Finalising enrolment

  • Have you paid your tuition fees and taken the other steps required to finalise your enrolment? Find out what you still need to do in your personal Enrolment Checklist .
  • You have to complete all the required steps in order to start your degree programme in September.
  • Once proof of enrolment has been sent to your AUAS email address, you can be sure that your enrolment has been finalised.
  • View the step-by-step enrolment procedure

AUAS ID and password

  • After completing your enrolment you’ll receive a welcome email containing your AUAS ID.
  • You AUAS ID and password give you access to all the ICT programmes you need at AUAS.
  • More information on AUAS ID and password

Student ID card

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.

AUAS experience

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

Introduction days

There is no separate introduction to AMFI, but the first two weeks of classes are organized so that you get to know the program and your fellow students. The school year starts physically in Amsterdam on September 6. More information will follow in July.

Reading list

There is mandatory literature for year 1 at AMFI. The following books will be ordered for you and can be purchased through AMFI at a discounted rate at the beginning of the school year.

  • Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design.
  • Textilepedia: The Complete Fabric Guide.
  • Fashion Business Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Fashion Brand.

AMFI advises you not to buy these books yourself, we will offer them to you in the first weeks of school via the store at AMFI at a reduced rate. More information will follow in the first classes.


  • 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.

(Software example: Adobe Creative Cloud)


At AMFI you will be using heavier software hence it is advisable to have a laptop with the specifications mentioned in the document.

Additional Material

For the first year a museum year pass is required. You will need it soon after the start of the academic year, so it is a good idea to purchase it as soon as possible. You can purchase the card yourself via the website of the Museumjaarkaart (https://www.museumkaart.nl/bestel) or at one of the participating museums.

Keep in mind that you will need to spend approximately €15,- for extra materials during the DO phase, the first two weeks of AMFI.


  • You can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ‘hva’ or ‘eduroam’ network, which grants access to all information systems.
  • To obtain access to the network, you will be required to complete a number of steps (only once).
  • After you’ve done that, you will always connect automatically at all AUAS locations.

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.

Class list

Will follow during the week of August 23.


  • 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.

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.


  • Every student’s day starts with a visit to MyAUAS (AUAS’s digital learning platform).
  • Login with your AUAS ID to access your timetable, course information, marks and messages from your lecturers.
  • You will also find an A-Z list of practical information for your programme, including everything from ICT to facilities, regulations, supervision and more.


If you have any questions, please contact AMFI's Student Desk at studentdesk.amfi@hva.nl.