Practical information for new students

Here are some practical tips and useful information for students who have accepted an invitation to study at AUC and will be arriving in February 2017 to start their studies.

Introduction activities

Introductory activities for students starting in February 2017 will be organised from 1 February to 3 February 2017, in the week before the start of classes, and all new students are expected to participate. More details on the activities surrounding introduction week will be communicated by e-mail. 

International students are advised to arrive at least a week prior to introduction week in order to allow enough time to attend to practical matters such as getting a residence permit and opening a bank account.

Allocation of rooms in the student residences

DUWO, the student housing association that runs the student residences, allocates the rooms to students. For more information, see link below. The accommodation is a mix of shared and single units. Please note that while DUWO will do its very best to respect your preferences when allocating your accommodation, they cannot guarantee it. There are limited numbers of single units, so particularly in your first year you may have to live in shared accommodation (in some units this can mean sharing a bedroom).

Moving into the student residences

DUWO usually arranges to be present at AUC on to hand out keys to new students. Otherwise you can collect your key from DUWO at their offices between 08.30 and 17.00 on working days (Monday to Friday). For more information see link below.

Laptops

The IT facilities at AUC, such as the wireless network throughout the academic building, have been set up to enable students to use their own laptops for their studies. There are, therefore, no computer rooms with PCs for student use in the AUC academic building. AUC students are expected to bring their own laptops.

For more information, and recommended specifications for laptops, see link below.

Talk to an AUC student!

Would you like to talk directly to an AUC student to find out more about the student experience at AUC? See the information below on how to contact one of our students to ask them all you would like to know about the academic programme, student life at AUC, living on the AUC campus, and other questions you may have about studying at AUC.

Published by  Amsterdam University College

16 December 2016