Summer School

About the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is based in The Netherlands, in the city of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city where 175 different nationalities live and work together and where the English language is largely spoken. The city is a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, ICT, sport, healthcare, education and much more. At AUAS we take full advantage of this wealth of opportunities in order to provide the best possible education and produce cutting-edge research.

The business sector needs graduates who have both intercultural and international (work/study) experience. For this reason AUAS ensures that internationalisation is integrally embedded in our educational programmes and the research activities of our schools.

The AUAS trains the professionals of tomorrow. Practical orientated research is an important component of the educational programmes offered by our faculties. Our research always addresses a real-life world problem from the professional field, and we conduct the research in close collaboration with both academics and professionals working in the particular discipline.

The AUAS consists of seven faculties. We have a total of 46,000 students and offer a total of 80 bachelor and master programmes.

We have 250 partner institutes across 50 different countries and contribute to various educational projects such as curriculum development, research projects, student/professor exchanges and work placements within an international working field. This ensures that the education provided by AUAS is truly internationally orientated.

ECTS credits

ECTS stands for ‘European Credit Transfer System’, developed as part of European Union (EU) programmes to promote student mobility. The ECTS created an internationally recognised standard for describing and weighting courses in order to facilitate student exchanges. It is based on an average student’s overall workload, including lecture attendance, practical work, personal study time and exam revision. Under the ECTS, one credit represents a 28- hour workload, and the standard workload for one semester is 30 credits.

If you want to transfer your ECTS credits, please contact your home university on how to do so.

Grading system

Under the Dutch system, which is used at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, grades are awarded on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 representing the worst possible result and 10 representing the best. The minimum passing grade is 5.5. Only rounded grades are reported on the final transcript of records. For example, a grade between 6.0 and 6.4 is rounded down to a 6, while a grade between 6.5 and 6.9 is rounded up to a 7.

Passing grade: 5.5-10

Failing grade: 1-5.4

1 = extremely poor

2 = very poor

3 = poor

4 = unsatisfactory

5 = almost satisfactory

6 = satisfactory

7 = good

8 = very good

9 = excellent

10 = outstanding

(Note: 5.5 is the lowest passing grade)

Published by  AUAS Summer School 1 October 2021