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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

School of Design and Communication

Media, Information and Communication Bachelor Programme
International Office
Rhijnspoorplein 1
NL-1091 GC Amsterdam


Institutional InformationUniversityHogeschool van Amsterdam / Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
School of Design and Communication
Media, Information and Communication Bachelor ProgrammeContact Kim VoogdtVisiting addressRhijnspoorplein 1

1091 GC Amsterdam

The NetherlandsPostal addressPO Box 1025

1000 BA Amsterdam

The NetherlandsTelephone number+31 20 595 1711Skype Internet Erasmus codeNL AMSTERD05

  1. ApplicationApplication formSee Additional documents to be sent with the applicationTranscript of records in English

  2. IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 80 test report (only for non-native English speakers)

  3. Erasmus learning agreement (only for Erasmus students)

  4. Letter of motivation in English

  5. CV in English

  6. Copy of passport or ID

  7. A short news article in English of max. 400 words (only for students applying for the International Journalism programme),Deadline for application12 May 2014 (Fall / Semester 1, 2014-2015)

13 October 2014 (Spring / Semester 2, 2014-2015)Accommodation for Exchange StudentsTypes of accommodation availableRode Kruislaan in Diemen (20 min. away from the city centre):

- shared room (cheap)

- single room (expensive) Costs for accommodationBetween 350 and 600 euros / monthHvA Housing FeeOne semester: €265 - €315

Full year: €450 - €525ApplicationOnline application system EMBARK

Estimated Expenses per MonthAccommodation350 – 600 eurosFood250 eurosMiscellaneous expenses200 eurosTotal1050 eurosAdditional Information for Exchange StudentsPractical Information
Visa RequirementsEU/EER citizens
(+ Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, South Korea and Japan)No visa requiredNon-EU/EER citizensStudents from other countries are required to obtain an Authorization for Temporary Stay (MVV) before travelling to the Netherlands, depending on the duration of their stay.Immigration Affairs HvAThe Immigration Affairs department at our university facilitates the submission procedure. Contact the International Office to obtain all necessary information or check our website. InsuranceHealth insuranceDutch law requires everyone living in the Netherlands to have health insurance. Students must themselves make sure that they have adequate coverage (i.e. health care costs and personal and professional liability).
If the insurance you have in your own country provides full cover for medical costs and legal liability while you are in the Netherlands, you should bring with you a statement in English detailing the insurance cover.
If you do not have adequate coverage, you may want to consider special student insurance with the following insurance companies whose policies have been checked by Nuffic:
- Insurance Passport for Students (IPS) 
- AON Students Insurance 

More information can be found on our website,

Academic InformationAcademic Calendar 2014-2015Fall or Semester 1From 1 September 2014 to 30 January 2015Spring or Semester 2From 2 February 2015 to 3 July 2015Introduction Programme - International Student Network AmsterdamFall or Semester 1From 19 August to 22 August 2014 (subject to changes)Spring or Semester 2From 29 January to 31 January 2015 (subject to changes)

Courses Offered in English in the Media, Information and Communication Bachelor Programme

Exchange Period 2014-2015Semester 1 (Fall)Semester 2 (Spring)International Journalism: Global and Local (30 ECTS)Web 3.0 & Knowledge Sharing (30 ECTS)Survival Dutch (2 ECTS)Global Trendwatching (30 ECTS)International Trade Publishing, Books & More (30 ECTS)Survival Dutch (2 ECTS)

Course Load per Semester30 ECTSThe semester programmes are not modularized. This means that it is not possible for students to select individual courses of one semester programme and combine with other courses of another programme in order to compose an own individual study programme. A student has to apply for a full semester programme of at least 30 ECTS.

International Office Staff

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

School of Digital Media and Creative Industry

Media, Information and Communication and Communication Management Bachelor ProgrammeMs. Babette Leeh

International Officer

Tel.: +31 20 595 4744

E-mail: b.leeh@hva.nlMs. Kim Voogdt

International Mobility Coordinator

Tel.: +31 20 595 1711


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