Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Master Digital Driven Business

Due to the corona measures, the start of your studies this September will be different than in previous years. We will keep you informed about the latest developments here, including practical information and where you can turn if you have questions.

What will my education look like when I start studying at the AUAS in September?

The AUAS - like all other universities of applied sciences - adheres to the government’s corona measures and the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. At the moment - May - no education is possible in AUAS buildings. Everything is now online. We hope - and expect - that more will be possible at the start of the new academic year. But we will have to wait and see whether that really is the case.

At the start of the new academic year, we will be able to make limited use of our buildings; everyone has to take into account keeping 1.5 metres of distance. This entails major restrictions in, for example, public transport, at the entrances to our buildings, in the lifts and stairwells, in the classrooms, and so on. We make sure that we use the limited space available for educational activities that can really only take place on location. The rest is done online. Incidentally, when teaching in our buildings, we will give priority to education for our starting students.

In the beginning, count on a lot of online education and occasionally studying on location. Hopefully we will be able to do more in class later on. In any case, we will make sure that you feel welcome from the start, that you can find your way around and that you receive good guidance within your programme at the AUAS. We are excited for you to come study at the AUAS and want to help you as much as possible.

You will receive more information on how your education will take place, before the start of your programme.

Complete your enrolment

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. If you have enrolled for several programmes, please withdraw your other enrolment requests via Studielink.

View the step-by-step enrolment procedure

Make sure to prepare properly

MyAUAS the starting point for all your information.

Every day’s study begins with MyAUAS ('MijnHvA', the AUAS digital learning platform). Log in with your AUAS ID to find your timetable, info on your courses, your marks 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 catalogue of the academic year 2020-2021 will be available by mid July.

Reading list

You can download the reading list (PDF) for the first quarter and safe it on your own device.

Software, laptop and other study materials

To enable you to fully participate in the Introduction Program, we ask you to make these preparations:

  • Please assure to have a Windows based laptop. For Mac users please install a windows system on your laptop. Minimum hardware requirements: part. intel i5 6th gen, Ram 8 GB, SSD 256 GB. (You can buy second hand at surfspot.nl or usedproducts.nl. However, if you buy from surfspot or usedproducts, normally they would not come with an SSD. If you go to mediamarkt and buy the SSD there, they can install it for a small fee).
  • Please install R, R Studio, Tableau and of course Microsoft Office in your Windows system. In the attachment, you will find more information regarding the installation procedure of these programs. (In the Netherlands students can access surfspot.nl to purchase software and hardware with a subsidized cost. But for this you do first need to have a working university account (AUAS login ID).
  • Please purchase a raspberry pi; and use the installation manual


> Use this manual (PDF) for R and R studio download instructions

Every student receives a Student ID card. This card allows you to print, borrow books and pay at vending machines. To apply for your Student ID card, simply upload your passport photo via www.mijnhvapas.nl. You will need your AUAS ID and password, which you have received by email.
Your card will be sent to your home address if you upload your passport photo before 14 September. If you do this after 14 September, you will receive a message notifying you about when and where you can pick up your card.

If you receive your Student ID card via post, you must activate it at a service desk in one of the AUAS buildings. Please bring a valid identity document with you.

Please note: Do you live outside of the Netherlands? If so, you can pick up your Student ID card at an AUAS service desk. It will not be mailed to your home address.

The group lists will be announced on Monday 17 August.

As of 23 August you can also access your timetable via https://rooster.hva.nl. You can link your timetable to calendar applications such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar or the calendar application on your mobile phone.

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 have 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 have a different disability or a chronic disease, or if you need additional facilities, please contact the student counsellor for your programme.

Your first days at the AUAS

The mandatory online introduction program will take place from Monday 24 August until 28 August. This online program is mandatory for all students.

On Monday 24 August the program will kick off on 9.30 am.

The introduction program includes research skills, including data tools, analysis and statistics, as well as business and ICT basics. You also learn the basics of professional development and why this is essential to a successful career.

Please download and read the following documents:
> Download the schedule of the introduction programme
> Download the mailing sent on 17 July to all prospective students

All AUAS students can obtain fast and secure access to the internet via the ’hva’ or ’eduroam’ network, which allows access 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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The Fraijlemaborg building will closed for renovation work from Monday, 15 June until Friday, 21 August.

The Fraijlemaborg building will reopen for business on the first day that lectures will take place next academic year, on Monday, 24 August.

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Business en Economie 20 juli 2020