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Upon arrival

This is your guide to beginning life in Amsterdam when studying at AUAS. Some of the items are compulsory, others will help you on your way. Some you can also take care of before you arrive, such as arranging health insurance.

Housing

Collect your keys

If you've arranged accommodation through AUAS, you can pick up the keys to your new place as soon as your rental contract begins.

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Immigration (non EU only)

Collect your residence permit

AUAS notifies you when your permit is ready. You must then make an appointment to pick it up from IND.

Find out how

Immigration

Register with the municipality

Registering with the municipality is essential for opening a bank account, visiting a doctor or starting work.

How to register

Financial matters

Open a Dutch bank account

Once you have arrived in the Netherlands, it is very convenient to open a Dutch bank account. With the debit card which you receive when opening a Dutch bank account, it is easy and free of charge to pay at supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.

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Insurances

Health insurance

You must have health insurance when coming to the Netherlands. Find out what applies to you and if you need to take out local Dutch insurance. Other types of insurance are also strongly recommended, in addition to health insurance.

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Student ID card

Collect your student ID

Your student ID is easy to organise. It is essential for life on campus and accessing student discounts.

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Are you starting your exchange at AUAS this semester? Don't forget to attend the ESN Wintro, a three-day event for exchange students new to Amsterdam, from 2-4 February 2023. It is still possible register!

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