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Enrolment and induction information

Amsterdam is one of mainland Europe’s most dynamic and beautiful cities. It has a rich history, is an easy-going society and is a bustling hub of commerce and intellectual exchange. The city has world-class museums, theatre, live music, bars and restaurants with English as the city's unofficial second language.

Northumbria academic staff deliver programmes within the excellent teaching, support and recreational facilities, provided by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).  

Follow the links below for all the information you need to get your Amsterdam journey with us off to the best start, and explore you Welcome Guide to make the most of everything Northumbria has to offer.

Essential Actions

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All students must be enrolled in order to study at the University. Full enrolment provides access to systems and teaching timetables, you are advised to complete enrolment as soon as possible. You must aim to enrol and arrive by your course start date and are expected to attend programme induction activities. If you fail to enrol by your course enrolment deadline, your record will be closed for non-enrolment.  

You can complete the full enrolment process online by logging on to your Student Portal, selecting Enrol from the main menu and following the instructions.

You will need your username and password, which you should have already received by email, and have a digital passport-style photograph ready to upload for your University Smartcard. When you have completed this process successfully you will receive a confirmation email to your University email account. Please see the guide below for full details:

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam!

To get you off to the best start, we have a programme of induction and welcome activities starting from Monday 11 September. It is important to attend and engage with these sessions, which include social activities and information about our support services, as well as vital programme information:

Amsterdam Programme Induction Timetable 2023

We have also created a Welcome to Amsterdam Campus presentation containing lots of useful information:

Welcome to Amsterdam Campus presentation (PowerPoint download)

Accessing your timetable is a vital part of getting started at Northumbria - it will tell you when and where your classes and sessions are and help you to plan your time in and outside of University. 

Your timetable is available to view online by following this link:

You will need to login using your Northumbria student email address and password to view your timetable - we strongly recommend you bookmark the page. You can also view your timetable using the NU Connect App and your Student Portal. See below for full guidance.

Please remember to set your MyTimetable to Amsterdam time.

Amsterdam Campus students are entitled to both a Northumbria University and an Amsterdam University of Applied Science (AUAS) Smartcard.

You will be contacted separately by AUAS with instructions in how to create an account and upload a photo for your AUAS Smartcard. Please look out for an email from AUAS in your personal and Northumbria inbox (please monitor your ‘junk’ folders in both accounts as the email may be directed there). When both your Northumbria University and AUAS Smartcard is available you will be contacted to advise that they are ready to collect from the Corry Tendeloo Building (CTH).

When you collect your Smartcard you must bring with you an official form of photographic identification. Only the following will be accepted:

  • Passport
  • Photographic Driving Licence
  • Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) Card

Your AUAS Smartcard can be used for the following:

  • Access to campus buildings
  • Access to library facilities including additional AUAS libraries and the UvA library
  • Access to sporting facilities via the USC, which is the student sports centre in Amsterdam
  • Printing on campus
  • Purchasing food and drinks on campus

Using your Student Portal to Navigate Northumbria from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

We know that there is a lot of information to take in during your time at university – so to help you navigate your Northumbria journey, your Student Portal brings all of the knowledge, advice and support you need together in one place. 

Available online, on mobile and desktop devices, you can access essential Northumbria information such as your timetable, your virtual learning environment (Blackboard), and Library Online - all from your Portal dashboard.  

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Northumbria news stories, keep your personal details updated and check your finance and accommodation status. 

Log in using your Northumbria details and watch our short video above for an overview of how to navigate Northumbria using your Student Portal.

What is my Northumbria University IT Account?

Every student at Northumbria University has their own IT account. You will be allocated an IT account when you enrol on your course. 

Your IT account is personal to you, and you will use it throughout your studies here at Northumbria University. Your IT account details, such as your password, should never be shared with anyone.

Your IT account will enable you to access the IT systems and software that you will use during your studies. As well as logging in to computers on campus, your IT account is used to log in to resources such as:

  • Blackboard - Northumbria University’s online learning platform.
  • Your Student Portal - the online hub where you can get information, help and support.
  • - where you can access your University emails and save your important files.
  • NU Connect - Northumbria University’s free mobile app.

How do I get access to my account?

Your Northumbria username and password can be found in your welcome email from Northumbria University Enrolment. To access your account safely, you will also need to enrol with Duo, the multi-factor authentication software we use here at Northumbria - see below for details.

If you forget your username or password, you can contact IT Support

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) offers an extra layer of protection for your Northumbria account and the files and devices associated with it. With Duo, at the point of logging in to your Northumbria account, a prompt will be sent through to your personal device where you can approve log in. Please see our Guide to enrolling with Duo here.

Student IT induction dates

We are holding online Student IT Inductions on the following dates and times:

  • 26 September 2023, 10:00 - 11:00
  • 29 September 2023, 13:00 - 14:00

Please see our IT Induction for Students page for more information and to book onto these sessions.

Under Dutch law every person who is planning to live in the Netherlands for more than four months must register in person with the Municipality of the town where they live. 

Therefore you must register at the town hall in the municipality (or Gemeente) where you live within the first five days after you arrive. You will then be issued with a BSN number (personal citizen service number), which you will need for all your administration in the Netherlands. This includes opening a bank account, organising health insurance and visiting a doctor (huisarts). 

You can find out how to register in the Netherlands while studying and living in Amsterdam on the City of Amsterdam website. You may also find the Immigration Services' online Living in the Netherlands after Brexit information useful.  

To register you will need to take with you: 

  • Your passport 
  • Your letter of enrolment from Northumbria 
  • Proof of your address (lease agreement) 
  • Your Certified Birth Certificate (optional) 

You can make an appointment to register by calling the City of Amsterdam's helpline number on 14 020 or + 31 20 624 1111 (if calling from abroad) Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00.  

We understand that it can be daunting starting somewhere new but please be assured we are here to help and support you through every step of your journey with us.

  • If you have not received your login details please please contact Applicant Services
  • If you have lost your login details or need to re-set, please contact IT

For any other enquiries please contact Ask4Help via your Student Portal, or if you are not able to access the Portal via this contact form.

If you need any further help during your time in Amsterdam:

  • Contact our Amsterdam Campus Operations Coordinator by telephone on +31(0)20 703 8280.
  • You can also visit us in person, however it is best to call beforehand to make an appointment. Where to find us: Room 2.028 (from 1st September 2023), Corry Tendeloohuis (CTH), Business Campus, Fraijlemaborg 133,1102 CV Amsterdam.
  • Ask4Help is available 24/7 during term time and can provide support outside of Amsterdam office hours. You can contact Ask4Help via the Help and Support section of your Student Portal.

Your Welcome Guide

To help you get started at Northumbria, Amsterdam we have created a Welcome Guide containing all of the essential and useful information you need in your first weeks with us and beyond:


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