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Amsterdam School of the Arts

The Academy of Fine Art in Education, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Netherlands Film Academy, de Theaterschool, the Reinwardt Academy, and the Academy of Architecture together form the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK).


The AHK offers courses at bachelor and advanced or master level in the following subjects: fine art and design, music, film and television, theatre, dance, museum studies, and architecture.


  • bachelor (29)
  • master (14)
  • preparatory course (8)
  • workshops and courses (6)
  • summer school (4)
  • lifelong learning (1)


Art-making requires curiosity and a mind that questions the nature of reality: art offers a commentary, welcome or not, which may or may not be of a personal nature. In supporting this inquiring approach, research is a significant part of the education the AHK provides, and is not confined to the Master’s courses. The latest practice-led research also constantly nurtures and shapes the education programmes.


Most study programmes at the Amsterdam University of the Arts are quite demanding. However, many students succeed in combining study and work.

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Student services

Students can contact the student counsellor for information and advice on all kinds of (practical) matters connected with the study. Every faculty of the AHK has its own student counsellor. Students can consult the student counsellors on the following and other matters:

  • Law and regulations
  • Regulations concerning the first year of study, including the binding study advice
  • Study grants
  • Additional grants
  • Insurance
  • Problems with the course
  • Falling behind as a result of exceptional circumstances such as illness or a handicap
  • Terminating or interrupting the course
  • Visas and residence permits (for international students)
  • Complaints and appeals procedures

Housing services

Exclusively for international students of the Amsterdam University of the Arts, housing corporation Ymere offers 8 student rooms in the complex ‘De Eretribune’, where student athletes are housed. This complex is located in Amsterdam West at the Erasmusgracht.

  • the rooms have a size of 18,5m² and are furnished;
  • there is a shared kitchen (28m²) and a bathroom you share with three other students;
  • the rent is approx. €515 (without balcony, 6 rooms) to €525 (with balcony, 2 rooms);
  • the rent is including gas, water, electricity and service charges;
  • the rooms have free internet access;
  • public transport is close by and you can reach the city centre by bike in about 15 minutes.

Library services

Students, teachers and staff members of the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) have access to all six faculty libraries.

Some of the libraries allow external users restricted access. For details, check the information of the separate libraries.

ICT services

On all locations, the Amsterdam University of the Arts offers a wireless network to students and staff members. You only have to login once to the network AHK using your MyAHK username and password.

Please note that the wireless network only grants you internet access. This means you cannot browse the network folders as a staff members, but you can of course access your email by logging into MyAHK.

Medical services

For the duration of your stay in the Netherlands you are required to have appropriate health insurance. A liability (third-party) insurance is also recommended, but not compulsory. Before arrival in the Netherlands you should check whether your current health care insurance covers the complete period of your stay in the Netherlands.

Campus life

Locations faculties:

  • Academy of Architecture
  • Academy of Fine Art in Education
  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam
  • Netherlands Film Academy
  • Reinwardt Academy
  • Theater School

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


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