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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) students are immersed in Amsterdam during their studies. This bustling cosmopolitan city, and capital of the Netherlands, is home to people from 181 nations and English is widely spoken. Amsterdam is an international business hub, renowned as a hotbed of education and research in all conceivable areas: culture and society, trade, logistics, aviation, shipping, information technology, sports, healthcare and more. With the city as their classroom, students and lecturers work closely with countless industries, companies and organizations to address today's most pressing challenges.

Learn more about being an exchange student at AUAS and living in Amsterdam!

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Academic Eligibility


  • 2.75 GPA or higher at the time of application
  • One semester completed at Sac State
  • Junior or Senior standing (60+ units completed)

Course Information

The Communication (CO) & Creative Business (CB) programs offers students the chance to improve their communication skills, learn about trends in the media world, develop their writing and reporting interest, and become a content creator within an inspiring and dynamic environment.

Information on Courses

Fall Semester / 1st Semester

Students select from one of the following 15-unit academic programs:

Spring Semester / 2nd Semester

Students select from one of the following 15-unit academic programs:

Note: These programs have a set curriculum for exchange students and there is little room to alter the study plan.

Areas of studies taught in English:

  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism

Estimated Costs

Students participating on a Sacramento State Exchange Program will pay their home campus tuition and fees as well as international travel insurance. The following estimated budgets are provided for planning purposes and should be adjusted to meet each individual situation.

*Indicates fees paid directly to CSUS – tuition and insurance rates subject to change.

Estimated costs for Amsterdam University Of Applied Sciences
Expense One Semester Two Semesters
Tuition and Fees* $ 3,709 $ 7,418
Insurance* $ 300 $   500
Airfare $ 1,400 $ 1,400
Housing $ 3,500 $ 7,500
Personal Expenses $ 4,500 $ 8,000
Total $13,409 $24,818


Studying in Amsterdam is an unforgettable experience. Given this fact, a good place to live is essential. The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) assists international students in finding housing in Amsterdam, but the demand for student housing is high and available accommodation is scarce. They offer a limited number of rooms. The AUAS cannot guarantee housing, but will do their utmost to help you.

Rental prices range from approximately €360 to €800 per month, depending on the type of room and room size.

Information on Housing