1. Check the application deadline
Please check the application deadlines for your chosen programme (Dutch programmes here). In case of conflict with the below, the deadlines on the programme page take precedent.
The general deadlines are:
- Degree programmes that have an enrolment quota and selection procedure: application for the 2023-2024 academic year is possible until 15 January 2023.
Degree programmes that have a study check: no later than 1 May 2023.
- Part-time and dual programmes: preferably before 1 June, but no later than 31 August 2023.
2. Check the admission requirements
You can find the admission requirements on the degree programme's website. Go to the overview of programmes taught in English or programmes taught in Dutch to find out if there are any prerequisites for the degree programme.
3. Submit your enrolment request
To apply for a programme at AUAS, go to Studielink(opens in new window). Studielink is the Dutch system used to apply for higher education. You need a DigiD to log into Studielink.
You will receive a welcome email from the AUAS within 48 hours of applying in Studielink.
Applying for a programme in Studielink is free of charge.
4. Activate your AUAS account
All AUAS students receive an AUAS account activation email within 5 days of applying in Studielink. This email contains a link where you can choose a password for your account. The AUAS account grants you access to AUAS IT facilities, and is a necessary step to initiate your housing and immigration procedures.
5. Submit your credentials for credential evaluation*
*For students with a non-Dutch diploma
When you apply for a degree programme or a preparatory course at the AUAS, with a non-Dutch diploma your credentials will be checked by the AUAS. You will receive an email invitation to submit all relevant documents that prove your education credentials. Read more about the documentation required for credential evaluation.
Credential evaluation takes 2 to 6 weeks once all required documents have been submitted, provided they are all in order. This may mean you have to wait for your final graduation diploma before credential evaluation can begin. Errors in your documents may mean the process takes up to 10 weeks.
6. Prepare for immigration*
*For students with a non-EU or -EEA nationality
For students who require a visa and/or a residence permit to study in the Netherlands, you will be contacted as of 1 May by our immigration team. To learn more about your specific immigration procedure, head to Immigration for non-EU students.
7. Prepare for housing in Amsterdam
The AUAS assists international students in finding accommodation in Amsterdam. Make sure to read this information in advance. If you are admitted you will receive an email after 1 May regarding housing via the AUAS.
8. Participate in the study check, selection or intake
Some degree programmes require an intake. This could be an online study check, a selection day or an intake interview, depending on your choice of study. After you have submitted your enrolment request in Studielink, the AUAS will send you more information regarding the study check, selection day or intake interview.
9. Finalise your enrolment
If your application is accepted, you will be invited to finalise your enrolment as of half May 2022. This includes paying tuition fees and uploading a photo for your AUAS-ID card.
- As of half May up until 1 September you can make arrangements to pay your tuition fees.
- To obtain an AUAS-ID card, you first have to upload a passport photo on mijnhvapas.nl. You will need your AUAS account to do this.
- Upload any final credentials and certificates that may still be pending.
Once you have completed all required steps in your enrolment, you will receive a Proof of Enrolment.
10. Get ready for the academic year
Check the Start off strong website(opens in new window) for everything you need to know about textbooks, timetables, class enrolment and more.
11. What to do upon arrival
Take care of personal administrative tasks and get going with your social life with our guide to what to do during your first week. Some of these items (such as registering with the municipality) can be taken care of before you get here.
12. Attend the introduction week
Each faculty organises its own introduction week to orientate you to your new social and academic life. Your faculty will send you an email with the introduction programme as the semester approaches.