Participation councils

The Amsterdam University of the Arts has a University Council, each academy of the University has its own Academy Council and each degree programme or group of degree programmes has a programme committee.

The participation councils are the formal bodies for students and staff, with which the Executive Board and the academy boards discuss policy-related and education-related matters.

The University Council handles topics that concern the entire university or which transcend the academies. Topics that concern the academy are handled in the Academy Councils. The programme committees give advice on the promotion and safeguarding of the quality of the degree programme in question.

The councils have the right of consent and right to prior consultation, depending on the topic. The councils consist of an equal number of staff and student members. Membership of the councils is for three years and is established through elections. Financial compensation is given in return for this.

The rights of the councils are specified in the Regulations for participation in decision making (PDF)

Do you have any questions, comments or would you like to get in touch with the participation councils? Please, e-mail The secretaries of the Representative Advisory Office will make sure that your mail ends up in the right place and will receive an answer.

Representative Advisory Office
Jodenbreestraat 3
1011 NG Amsterdam
room 7.47
T 020 527 7790

Postal address
Representative Advisory Office
Amsterdam University of the Arts
P.O. Box 15079
1001 MB Amsterdam

Head Representative Advisory Office
Eleonora van Vloten


You can find all the rules and regulations pertaining to participation in decision making on the Regulations-page.

The following document is only available in Dutch at this moment (English version will follow soon):

Huishoudelijk Reglement Hogeschoolraad (PDF, Dutch)
Bylaws for the University council.