Need a laptop?

A computer is an indispensible accessory for your studies, but buying one isn't cheap. Or maybe your laptop breaks and you aren't able to replace it rightaway?

Vrouw werkend aan een laptop

Buy a laptop

As a student, you can buy a computer at a discount.

Have a look in our campusshop

If you meet certain conditions, you can apply for an interest-free student loan for the purchase of a computer.

For students who receive a scholarship from the Flemish government, an advance on this scholarship may also be used for the purchase of a computer.

Borrow a laptop

If you can't manage to take out a loan at the moment, or if your computer is out of use for a certain period (for example for repairs), you can borrow a laptop at no cost from the VUB, for a period of between one day and six months.

To apply, fill in the form below. We will look into your application and if you are eligible we will get in touch with you to send a loan agreement digitally. We will link your VUB account to the laptop beforehand. Do be aware that it can take a week before you can come and pick up the laptop. 

Request a laptop

Questions about the procedure or only need a webcam?

Medicine and Pharmacy students

Medicine and Pharmacy students are able to borrow a laptop through a different procedure. They can borrow one for 1 month and pick it up on VUB Health Campus in Jette.

Send an e-mail to with subject:
'Faculty GF - borrow laptop'

Need an internet subscription?

Telenet and Proximus both offer a low-cost Internet subscription for students with limited financial resources. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel helps to identify students who are part of this group and are interested. You can choose between the following two options:

Fill in the form below to submit a request.

Request an internet subscription



New hardware with student discount


Refurbished laptops and desktops

Cheaper, revised computers, sometimes with warranty.

Arrow (Eco PC)    Tictopia


Free software via Software Webshop


Software Webshop

  • Only for students with a VUB account to download the software.
  • Only for use in research and education serving the VUB, not for commercial purposes.


McAfee Antivirus

Free! - Log in to Service Now first to download.

Download McAfee Antivirus

Office 365

Gratis! - Log in to Office 365 first to download.

Download Office 365

Need an exam space?

Students who, due to circumstances, don't have a suitable space available at home to take their digital exams, can request an exam place on campus at Study Guidance.

More info and request