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.

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.

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 days

The introduction days of AMFI are scheduled on Wednesday 30, Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September. These are mandatory days where you will get to know your fellow students, teachers and of course the city of Amsterdam.

Part of the activities will take place at AMFI and part at external locations in Amsterdam.

You will receive more information by e-mail in August.

Reading list

There is mandatory literature for year 1 at AMFI. Please make sure you have purchased the following books for yourself before the school year starts:

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


(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

A museum year pass is required for the first year. You will need this fairly soon after the start of the academic year, so good to purchase it as soon as possible. You can purchase the card yourself through the Museumjaarkaart website ( ) or at one of the member museums.

Starting in November, you will be working with the programs of Adobe Creative Cloud. Students should purchase these programs themselves on their own laptops. As described above, Adobe Creative Cloud can be purchased at a discounted rate through Surfspot.


Class list

More information will follow by email in late August.


  • 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.

Course catalogue


  • 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 any questions, please contact AMFI's Student Desk by clicking on this link.

Published by  Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries 31 August 2023