Student Welcome

The academic year is about to start, how exciting! If you want to be prepared, make sure to come to Student Welcome. Get to know your new study environment and fellow students. That way you'll feel right at home from day one!

All about Student Welcome

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Ready, set, study

Once you're enrolled, there are 4 to do's left on your list. Have you completed them all? Then you're ready to dive in!

Step 1 - Activate your VUB account

As soon as you're enrolled, you'll receive an e-mail to activate your VUB account (within an hour of signing your online contract). Use this account to log in to the different VUB applications and portals and connect to campus wifi.

Activate your VUB accountΒ 
Where can I use my VUB account?

Step 2 – Register your courses

Has your VUB account been activated? Then you can register your courses online via the Student SelfService. Once they are registered, your courses will be visible on your Canvas dashboard.

Register your coursesΒ 
Request exemptions

Step 3 - Tuition fee and financial supportΒ 

You will receive the payment request for your tuition fee on your VUB e-mail account.
All about our tuition fees

If you qualify for a study allowance from the Flemish Government, you can request this online.
Request allowance online

Avoid financial struggles during your studies. Our staff at Financial Support is here to advise and support you. Your questions are handled with discretion and we always take into account each student's specific situation.
Financial support

Step 4 – Arrange your public transportation card

After your enrolment, you'll receive your student card and enrolment certificate via e-mail and postal mail. Use this certificate to buy your public transportation pass. If you want to use the tram, merco and bus in Brussels, MIVB offers student prices. For the train ride to and from campus, you can acquire a student pass from NMBS.

Check the differend transportation cardsΒ How to reach our campuses?

Need help?

Call, e-mail or drop by Student Information. We'd love to help you with any questions you might have!

Student Information

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