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Visit AUC

Book a tour or visit an Open Day

Throughout the year, there are multiple opportunities to visit Amsterdam University College or speak to representatives about our academic programme.

Opening hours

During the semester, the AUC Academic Building (Science Park 113) the AUC building is open:

  • Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 22.00
  • Friday: 08.00 - 19.00
  • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Coronavirus measures

Although 1.5m distance is no longer necessary for activities directly related to education (lectures, for example), there is a maximum capacity of 75 people per classroom, study space or common area. The building will remain closed on weekends until further notice.

In addition, all visitors to the Academic Building must wear a facemask while moving through the building (until seated).

Furthermore, while study spaces are open for student use, it is not encouraged to stay in the academic building longer than necessary in order to reduce contacts and risks of transmission.

Finally, all staff are being asked to work from home unless it is impossible to do so otherwise (for example, teaching classes). 

No in-person tours

Due to coronavirus measures in place, and to help protect our community while education restarts in person, AUC will not be hosting in-person tours. You can find more information about online and virtual alternatives via the links below.

Alternatives to visiting campus: student chats and online tours

As an alternative, you can:

Online tours

The online tour of AUC will take place via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. An AUC staff member or a student ambassador will guide you through a virtual tour of the campus, explain our study programme and curriculum, and give you an introduction to what life is normally like as a student at AUC and in the student residences.

Please be aware that the virtual tour may occur in a group setting with other prospective students and/or their guests also joining. The virtual tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

Online tours of AUC are offered on the following days/times:

  • Tuesdays starting at 16.00
  • Thursdays starting at 11.00

To book an AUC online tour, please use the link below and indicate the date and time you are interested in joining. We kindly ask that you submit your request at least two working days in advance of your desired time slot. After you submit your request, we will confirm the tour date and time, and also send you a link and instructions on how to log-in using Zoom.

Book an online tour

AUC Open Days: online and on-campus

During AUC's Open Day, you will be able to learn all about the AUC academic programme through diverse information sessions, and speaking directly to lecturers, tutors, admissions officers and students! As we still need to be cautious about keeping our community safe during the pandemic, we will be hosting a larger online Open Day on 22 January, and a small-scale, on-campus Information Evening on 12 January for those living in the Netherlands.

Next AUC Open Day events

  • Wednesday 12 January 2022 (on-campus information evening)
    • Limited attendance and only for residents of the Netherlands
  • Saturday 22 January 2022 (online)
  • UvA and VU Bachelor┬áDays

    As a joint initiative of both the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), AUC also takes part in their Bachelor Days. The Bachelor Days are designed to inform prospective students about the various Bachelor programmes offered within the faculties of the UvA and VU. Bachelor's Days consist of presentations and question sessions designed to introduce prospective students to the liberal arts and sciences model, explain which majors and areas of study are possible at AUC, and describe what it's like to live in the student residences on campus. The UvA Bachelor's Week will consist of online presentations in March 2022. The VU Bachelor's Day is on 5 February 2022.

Please note that the activities below will not be taking place until further notice due to additional safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Tour the campus

    Please note that due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, on-campus tours are not currently being offered.

    Can't make it to one of the Open Days or Bachelor's Days? No problem! A tour at AUC can be booked throughout the year (including over the summer). During a tour, one of our AUC student ambassadors or a member of our staff will guide you around the academic building and discuss the in's and out's of the academic programme and student life. There is always ample time to ask questions and the groups are intentionally kept small to allow for more personal interaction.

    Tours at AUC are offered on the following days/times:

    • Mondays at 11.15
    • Wednesdays at 11.15
    • Fridays at 14.30

    To book a tour, please use the link below and indicate the date and time you are interested in visiting AUC. We kindly ask that you submit your request at least two weeks in advance of your desired date.