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. Through Campus Shop, you can purchase new or refurbished devices. As a student, you are automatically entitled to the free 'fast student service' for a period of two years. If something is wrong with your laptop, it will be picked up the next working day and repaired within 5 working days. If it can't be fixed in 5 days, you'll get a loan laptop for free.

Campus shop

Through Academic Shop, you can purchase a new laptop or rent one. In case of problems with your laptop, students are helped quickly and can get a replacement device. If needed, a technician can come on site to repair your laptop. 

Academic shop

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

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.

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'

Internet subscription

Telenet offers 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 to use this option at home or in their dorm. 
Telenet Essential Internet (€ 10/month)

ATTENTION! It is temporarily not possible to apply for an internet subscription. We will keep you informed as soon as this is possible again.


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.
Office 365

Free! - 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