Portal for

    OFFICE 365

    Office 365 gives you access to your official VUB email and offers you the ability to use Skype for Business, OneDrive or Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) online ánd offline. This means you can share and edit documents wherever and whenever, with anyone.


    • You can view and edit your documents at any time on any mobile device.
    • 1 terrabyte storage + permanent backup in the cloud.
    • Easily share and collaborate documents through Onedrive and Skype for business.
    • You can download the office package for free 5 times once you have access to your Office 365 account.
    • If you go to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (IOS) you can download the official Outlook App and consult your e-mails on a smartphone or tablet.

    When do you get access to Office 365?

    Current students

    Students who were already a VUB student at the previous academic year retain their access.

    New VUB students

    Did you register at the VUB

    • between 2 July and 13 July 2018? You will have access to 0365 on 12 August 2018.
    • between 1 August and 16 September 2018? You will have access to 0365 on 24 September 2018.
    • between 17 September and 1 October 2018? You will have access to 0365 after having received an email informing you of your migration to 0365.
    • from 2 October? You have immediate access to it 0365.

    How do you log in to Office 365

    Go to portal.office.com and log in with your VUB email address (yourfirstname.yourlastname@vub.be) + password.

    Where can you find help with Office 365?

    Didn't find the answer you were looking for?

    Ask the ICT Helpdesk


    Student SelfService is the administration tool where you as a student can manage and supervise your personal administration.

    How to log in?

    Go to student.cumulus.vub.ac.be and log in with your VUB netID ( e.g. James Michael -> NetID = jmichael) + password.

    If you do not have a NetID yet, use the email address and password you used during your online registration.

    Need help?

     Send an e-mail to studentenadministratie@vub.ac.be

    Didn't find the answer you were looking for?

    Ask the student administration


    Canvas is the digital learning platform of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Here, professors publish messages and study material and you can communicate with fellow students and professors.

    Course space

    48 hours after you register your courses via the Student SelfService, you will see the courses appear on Canvas. You can then check by subject, whether there are posts, and whether the new course material is available.

    Not all courses registered yet?

    If your courses are not registered yet, you can check the course space. So, while you are waiting for your courses to be registered, you can already have access to the course material and the announcements.

    Click on 'Courses' > 'All courses' >'Browse more courses'

    CAUTION: You can only register your courses officially on the Student SelfService!

    How to log in?

    Go to canvas.vub.be and log in with your VUB email address (yourfirstname.yourlastname@vub.be) + password.

    Need help?

    • The default language in Canvas is Dutch, you can change the language via 'Account' > 'Instellingen'
    • Check the manuals and videos via 'Help' > 'Canvas support for students' > 'Manuals & instruction videos'
    • Check the frequently asked questions via 'Help' > 'Canvas support for students' > 'Frequently Asked Questions'
    • For questions regarding course material, you can contact your professor.
    • Technical issues? Contact the Helpdesk

    Canvas replaces PointCarré

    Starting from next academic year (2018-2019) PointCarré will be replaced by a new learning platform: Canvas. During the course free week (17/09/2018 - 23/09/2018) we will shut down PointCarré and load all student accounts into Canvas. From then on you will no longer be able to log into PointCarré, but Canvas will be available instead.

    Note: are there any personal documents on PointCarré you would like to keep (eg portfolio, repository,…)? Make sure you download those files before the course free week.

    Didn't find the answer you were looking for?

    Ask the ICT Helpdesk


    In the phone book you can look up the contact information of assistants, professors and other VUB staff members.

    Go to the VUB Phone Book page, search by name or unit and click "search".

    TIP: You can also search for "(space)first name" when you do not know the last name.

    Didn't find the answer you were looking for?

    Ask the ICT Helpdesk

    My Timetable app

    Compile your personal timetable

    More info


    Import your timetable into the Office 365 calendar with iCalendar

    More info

    Student Events VUB

    Are you interested in events organised by students for students? Follow our Facebook page Student Events VUB for an overview of all the initiatives by VUB students. Would you like to synchronise your Facebook Calendar with your Outlook App? Check our step-by-step guide below.

    Click on our Fox to go to Student Events VUB

    Facebook Calendar

    Our aim is to give you a complete overview of all the interesting initiatives by students for students. Follow our page if you want to stay updated. Are you organising an event for students and want to reach more people? Send Student Events VUB a private message and we will add your event to our page. Go to the Student Events VUB Facebook page.

    Step 1

    How to synchronise Facebook events to your Outlook App

    Would you like to import your Facebook events into your Outlook App? Check out our 5 easy step-by-step screenshots below.

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