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 (after signing your online study contract), 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 account 

Step 2 – Register your courses

Has your VUB account been activated? Then you can register your courses online via the Student SelfService.

Be aware: not all students have to register their courses themselves
Check here whether you have to register your own courses

Once they are registered, your courses will be visible on your Canvas dashboard.

How to register courses 

Request an exemption

Step 3 - Tuition fee and financial support 

You will receive the payment request for your tuition fee on your VUB e-mail account. Don't worry if you haven't received or paid the invoice yet by the time the academic year starts.

All about our tuition fees

If you qualify for a scholarship from the Flemish Government, you can request this online.

Request scholarship

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.

Available transportation cards 

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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Step 5 - Ready for take-off 

From the moment you are enrolled in your programme, you have access to the learning platform Canvas, used by VUB. Canvas is the β€˜place to be’ for all your courses, class recordings and announcements within courses. Study Guidance is also available on Canvas. Finished your registration? Then be sure to take a look at our β€˜Ready for take-off module’, so you will be fully up to speed before the academic year starts. TIP: Registered but can't access the module? Register for the module again here.