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This page provides all the practical information you will need at the start of the academic year, as well as information about where to turn to with questions.

Complete your enrolment

Your AUAS ID and password allow you to access AUAS ICT facilities. Your AUAS ID is stated in the welcome letter you were sent by email after you enrolled. Go to to activate your AUAS ID. Simply click on the 'Activate account' link and follow the instructions. Once you have done that, log in to your AUAS mailbox. Be sure to check your inbox regularly, or you might miss important information. Log in at using your AUAS [email protected] email address (your AUAS ID followed [email protected]) and your password.

To be able to complete your degree programme successfully, it is important that you prepare well when choosing a programme and choose a programme that is right for you. The Study Check will enable you and the degree programme to assess whether you have chosen the right programme for you. Furthermore, the Study Check is a compulsory part of the enrolment procedure for the first year of each full-time programme and must be taken by prospective students residing in the Netherlands.

More information about the Study Check

Have you paid your tuition fees and made all further steps required to finalise your enrolment? You cannot start your degree programme this September unless you have completed all the required steps. Once a proof of enrolment has been sent to your AUAS email address, you can be sure that your enrolment has been finalised.

View the step-by-step enrolment procedure

How to prepare for a successful start? 

Every day's study begins with MyAUAS (the AUAS digital learning platform). Here you can log in with your AUAS ID and find your timetable, all you need to know about your courses, your grades and any messages from your lecturers. If a lecturer will be absent, you will be notified via MyAUAS. You will also find an A-Z list of practical information for your programme, including such things as ICT, facilities, regulations and supervision. 
Check out the instructional videos.

The course catalogue for your degree programme contains important information about the curriculum: the programme structure, your courses and the options available.

The course catelogue of 2018-2019 will be available from 1 July 2018 on this page.

Information about the reading list, software, laptop and other study materials will be available on 1 July 2018 at this page.

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Every student is issued with a student ID card. These can be used for printing, borrowing books and payment at vending machines. To apply for your student ID card, simply upload your passport photo via This will require you to enter your AUAS ID, which has been sent to you by email. You will receive your student ID card at the end of August.

If you apply for your student ID card before 10 August, it will be sent to your correspondence address in the week of 20 – 24 August (the week before the AUAS induction week). If you apply for your student ID card between 10 August and 15 September, it will be sent to you within two working weeks.

Once you have received your student ID card, you will need to activate it (once only) at one of the service points in the AUAS buildings. Please bring along a valid ID.

NB: if you do not live in the Netherlands, your student ID card will not be sent to your home address. It will be ready for you to collect from one of the service points

The class lists will be communicated by August 2018. As soon as they have, you will be able to check your timetable at You can link your timetable to calendar applications such as Outlook, Google Calendar, iCalendar or the calendar application on your mobile phone.

Classes start on 3 September. The introduction week will take place from 27 August until 31 August. Go to the AUAS academic calendar to find out how the academic year is structured and when the holiday periods are scheduled.

If you have a disability or chronic illness, this might affect your study progress. In many cases, this entitles you to special facilities, such as additional time on tests or a customised chair.

If you suffer from dyslexia, you can request additional time on tests online. You will need your AUAS ID for this. For more information, go to studying with a disability or chronic illness and read the section on dyslexia.

If you suffer from a different disability or a chronic disease, or if you need additional facilities, please contact the degree programme's student counsellor: overview of the student counsellors.

More information on studying at the AUAS with a disability or chronic illness.

The Pogled u Plavo (AUAS) assists international students in finding accommodation in Amsterdam. You can find more information on finding accommodation on the Housing page.

Your first days at the AUAS

In order to get acquainted with your fellow classmates, AMSIB and Amsterdam, we will be holding an introduction week from Monday, 27 August until Friday, 31 August. This includes a mandatory school Orientation Day at AMSIB, a day trip to the Fort Island in IJmuiden along with various activities around Amsterdam. We recommend that you block this entire week off in your agenda so you can start your first school year off right.

Important information for students from abroad

In addition to the Orientation Day, international students should attend a practical matters day presented by the International Center. On this day, you will receive assistance with registering at the municipality of Amsterdam (a mandatory process in the Netherlands!) in order to obtain a social security number (BSN in Dutch) which will be held on August 17th and 20th.  For more info please see

In addition to the arrival days the municipality of Amsterdam will also be present during the school orientation day on the 27th of August. On this day you can also receive help to arrange other practical matters.

If you are unable to attend, it will result in lengthy delays in opening a bank account and obtaining your own residence permit from the Immigration Department (IND).



27 August: AMSIB Orientation Day at Fraijlemaborg 133

During the school Orientation Day on August 27th you will be welcomed in the North Auditorium (Noord Serre) and receive an explanation about the school facilities, you will meet your mentor and will be given a tour of the building. The program will be a full day and lunch will not be provided so we encourage you to bring your own. The exact program details will be communicated at a later stage. Please note that this is a mandatory day for all new students and it is free of charge.

28 or 29 August: day at the Fort Island at Ijmuiden (participation fee €89, all inclusive)

In order to ensure a successful beginning to your studies, we have arranged a class introduction day that will take place on the beautiful Fort Island IJmuiden. It will be a full day programme where you will get to know your future classmates and some lecturers in an interactive, fun way prior to the start of classes. In turn, this will make your first weeks more comfortable since you will be acquainted with most of the people in your class. There will be two groups divided over the two days so you will attend either August 28 or August 29.

Information about registration will be available at the end of June.

30 and 31 August: Pogled u Plavo wide introduction

Do you want to find out what student life in Amsterdam is about and what opportunities you have during your studies? Visit the information market on 30 August at the Wibauthof. The information market will end with a festival for all first year students.

Your introduction week will end with a party at the Westergasfabriek. You get the opportunity to meet first year students of all programmes of the Pogled u Plavo during this party.

More information about the activities on Thursday and Friday will be available from the beginning of June on this page.

Go for a higher chance of academic success

By attending the introduction programme you will be ensured of a great start and a higher chance of academic success. This is why we expect all students to be present.

During all stages of your degree programme, you will receive help in achieving your goals. This student coaching begins the moment you start studying and includes:

  • Advice on your study progress
  • Career development counselling
  • Guidance concerning personal and professional development

Counselling and guidance are provided by your lecturers, a personal mentor and a peer coach. Would you like to know more about student coaching at AUAS? Watch this video on student coaching

All AUAS students can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ‘hva’ or ‘eduroam’ network, which allows access to to all information systems. To obtain access to the network, you will be required to complete a number of steps once only. Once you have done that, you will always connect automatically at all AUAS locations. 

Contact, location and social media

If you have any questions, please contact the AUAS using one of the following channels:

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To help you get settled in Amsterdam you can join the International Student Network (ISN). ISN is a student-run organisation of both the Pogled u Plavo (AUAS) and the University of Amsterdam. ISN aims to facilitate the social and cultural integration of international students in Dutch society and in Amsterdam in particular.

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Published by  Communication 26 April 2018