Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Summer School

Visa arrangements

Some students may need a visa to enter the Netherlands for the AUAS Summer School. Here you can read which countries need a visa to enter; you can also read how to get one.


Due to the developments concerning the global coronavirus outbreak, all on-site activities of the AUAS Summer School 2021 have been cancelled. The activities we do offer are fully online. Therefore, Summer School students do not need to travel to the Netherlands and arrange a visa.

Do I need a visa?

The Netherlands is a member of the Schengen Agreement. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay you may need a visa to enter the Schengen agreement area, which includes the Netherlands. Please see the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.

You can apply for a Schengen visa at the Dutch mission (embassy or consulate) in the country where you reside or are entitled to reside. In some countries, you may apply for a visa through a third party agency. You can find the addresses and websites of Dutch Embassies and Consulates here .

Applying for a visa is your own responsibility. AUAS Summer School does not offer any further assistance beyond what is described here.

Letter of Acceptance

A Letter of Acceptance may help you apply for your visa because it proves that we are indeed expecting your arrival. Once you have paid the tuition fee we can send you a Letter of Acceptance by (regular) mail and by email at the same time. We will only send Letters of Acceptance to those students coming in from countries where visa are necessary. Check whether your nationality requires a visa here. You may request a Letter of Acceptance by sending an email to summerschool@amsterdamuas.com.

Letter of Invitation

The AUAS Summer School does not send Letters of Invitation to participants. However, a Letter of Acceptance can be requested after we have received your payment and it will serve the same purpose.

If you do not get your visa...

If for some reason you do not succeed in arranging a visa, you may cancel your application. Our general conditions include the following refund policy:

Tuition fee

  • If you cancel before 3 June 2021, you will have to pay 15% of the full tuition fee (excluding housing).
  • If you cancel later than 2 June 2021, you will have to pay the full tuition fee.

Housing fee

  • If you cancel later than 2 June 2021, you will have to pay the full housing fee.
Published by  AUAS Summer School 16 April 2021

Student experiences 2018