A SEMESTER IN AMSTERDAM
Hone your business acumen at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Enroll for a Spring or Fall semester to take courses in the School of Economics and Management and explore the city of Amsterdam.
- Students must be at least of Junior status at time of the program.
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA.
- Students must be in good academic and financial standing to participate.
- Students must apply by the deadline.
WHEN & WHERE
Fall 2016 Semester: End of August – end of January
Spring 2017 Semester: End of January – mid July
The above schedules include the exam resit period, which occurs after the official end of the semester. LIM students will finish with their program earlier than these dates.
Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), Faculty of Business and Economics
Fraijlemaborg 133 | 1102 CV Amsterdam
The LIM College study abroad application is due October 7, 2016 for the Fall 2017 semester and March 24, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.
Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within three months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).
LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:
- Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
- Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
- GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
- Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.
Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.
All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Arrival date and airport information will be given to students upon acceptance into the program or shortly after.
It is compulsory for all students to attend AUAS Orientation. Dates, times and locations will be provided following acceptance to the program.
Once admitted into the program, students will be sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Accepted students must select courses from within the School of Economics and Management. A list of courses that have been previously offered can be found here: http://www.amsterdamuas.com/education/programmes/exchange-programmes/business-and-economics/course-curriculum/course-curriculum-fall-2017--spring-2018.html. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending AUAS. Students must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) per term. Once accepted students have selected their preferred courses, have had them approved by LIM, and have been registered for these courses, they may not make any further changes to their schedules. AUAS has no Add/Drop period.
**Students must meet with their academic advisor to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**
The School of Business and Economics has agreements with two housing corporations in Amsterdam (DUWO and De Key) for exchange student housing. Rooms are available for one or two semesters at various locations in Amsterdam. Students can opt for either a single studio with private facilities (private bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) or for a single room with shared facilities (private bedroom plus kitchen and bathroom shared with one-three other students). All rooms have an Internet connection. Rental prices vary between 350 € and 550 € per month and rent includes Internet access, electricity, water and heating. It does not include local taxes. Students pay a housing fee, deposit and an administration fee to the housing corporation.
Rooms are allocated subject to availability. The housing corporations try to fulfill students’ requests for either shared or single accommodation when allocating spaces, but cannot guarantee that individual preferences can be met. Please note that the rental period for housing is fixed. It is not possible to get a refund in the event of late arrival or departure before the end of the rental period. Signature of the rental contract obligates you to fulfill the rental conditions.
AUAS provides arrival services for international students. Students will be picked up from the airport by AUAS staff, as long as they arrive on the designated day and time range.
All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered overseas by their current health insurance provider or they must purchase supplemental study abroad health insurance. Health insurance is not the same as travel insurance.
Students will pay LIM College the regular semester tuition and fees. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students must book and pay for their own airfare. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations):
- Round trip Transportation to and from Amsterdam: $1,000
- Student Residence Permit: 60 €
- Housing: 350-1100 € per month
- Books: 60 € - 80 € per book
- Food: 250 € - 450 € per month
- Entertainment: 300 € per month
- Transportation: 80 € per month for metro card
Students who are American citizens will not be required to obtain a student visa, but they will need to apply for a residence permit for study (what is known as VVR) upon entering the Netherlands. AUAS will provide guidance through this process. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process.