Higher education in the Netherlands
Here you can learn about how the Netherlands education system works and how we - and you - fit into it.
Different types of university
AUAS is a university of applied sciences. This means it is more practice- than theory-based. Here you can read more about how this is different from more theoretical, research-based universities.
Grades and grade transfer
At AUAS your grades are automatically transferable throughout Europe and are recognised around the world. Here you can find out about how grades are awarded in the Netherlands, and how the grade transfer system works.
Passing the year
Each course defines a minimum number of credits you need to obtain to pass the year. The decision of whether you pass the year or not is called the Binding Study Advice. A positive BSA means you pass the year, a negative BSA means you do not pass. If you are on course to receive a negative BSA, will receive warnings earlier in the year.
Once their courses are picked, every student must go through a Study Check. This involves a series of questions about whether you have chosen the right courses for your interests and chosen career path.
Where courses have limited places, they select students. Find out which courses use selection process and what those processes are.
Committed to quality and conduct
All AUAS programmes are accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders). AUAS endorses the Code of Conduct for International Students in Dutch Higher Education, which constitutes a pledge of quality for all students.