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    VUB account and email address

    As a new student, you must create a VUB account and a VUB email address. These enable you to access the computers and the wifi on the campus and the various VUB applications.


    After your enrollment is completed (by signing your online study contract), you receive an email withing the hour to activate your NetID. You manage your NetID, VUB email address and password in the VUB Password Manager.

    You log in with the VUB email address and password you receive in the activation email. After that you will be asked to choose a new password, and confirm by clicking 'change password'.

    Your NetID and email address are ready for use within 24 hours after completing the account request procedure. Both remain valid during your entire VUB career.

    TIP: When creating your password, pay attention to the type of keyboard you are using (AZERTY or QWERTY), whether Shift-Lock and/or the numeric keypad are active.

    Didn't receive an activation email after completing enrollment?

    You should receive the NetID-activation email within 1 hour after completing your enrollment. This means you successfully signed your online study contract. If you don't receive this activation mail within the hour, please contact our ICT department for help.

    Forgot your password?

    Then you can set a new password HERE.

    A few years between your last and current enrolment at the VUB?

    Make a new application (with a new/different email address) and contact student administration to merge your new and old account.

    Receiving VUB emails

    You will receive all official e-mails from the VUB at your VUB e-mail address. Therefore, activate your NetID, e-mail address plus password as soon as possible so you can read your VUB emails.

    You prefer to receive all your emails in one inbox? Instructions for forwarding VUB emails to your private email address >>>

    Good to know

    Your VUB email address will in principle remain valid for one year after you graduate.

    VUB applications

    You need your NetID or email address and password

    Wireless internet

    Wireless internet is available on every campus.

    Available networks

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    • VUBnext: VUB’s wireless network for students and staff.
    • Eduroam: an international project that allows users of other institutions to log into wireless networks using the username and password they use in their own institutions.
    • VUBguest: send a request via Service Now.

    Brussels Health Campus

    • VUBnext is available in all auditoriums, in some classrooms and in the library.
    • VUBguest: send a request via Service Now.

    Brussels Technology Campus

    • Industrial Engineering students can use the DT-Users wireless network. You will receive a personal login and password via your VUB mail address.

    How to login*?


    Use your NetID and password
    e.g. jvmodal and abc123


    • VUB student: use your NetID[at]vub.ac.be and password. e.g. jvmodal[at]vub.ac.be and abc123
    • Non-VUB student: log on onto the Eduroam wireless network using your Eduroam identity and the corresponding password as defined by your home institution.

    * depending on your device, you may be asked to adjust the configuration. More info on this can be found on the website of VUBnet.


    Need to look something up, but you do not have your laptop at hand? Quickly need to print something? Go to one of the many computer rooms on the VUB campuses.

    Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    Brussels Health Campus

    • Building A: Medical Library, ground floor and first floor

    Brussels Technology Campus

    • Library: Building A - first floor

    Print and copy

    In all the computer rooms, you can print and/or copy. In the libraries of Jette and Etterbeek campuses, there are several copy machines for scanning.


    As a student, a computer is indispensable during your studies. Below you will find information about where you can buy a laptop and/or software.

    For free via Software webshop

    SPSS - Matlab - Mathematica - Labview–Multisim - Endnote - Nvivo - STATA - Qualtrics - Maxqda

    See the terms of use on the right →

    I agree to the terms of use, take me to the shop >>>

    Terms of use for software via Software webshop

    • You have an O365 VUB account to download the software.
    • Only for VUB students.
    • Use exclusively for education and research in the service of the university.
    • Use for commercial purposes is expressly excluded.

    New hardware

    New hardware

    with student discount


    Refurbished laptops/desktops

    Refurbished laptops/desktops

    cheaper, refurbished computers with or without warranty (website in NL or FR)

    Arrow (Eco PC)

    Refurbished laptops/desktops

    cheaper, refurbished computers with or without warranty



    McAfee Antivirus

    For free. ! To download, you must first log in to Service Now

    McAfee Antivirus

    Office 365

    For free. ! To download, you must first log in to your O365 VUB account

    Office 365

    E-tools and portals

    During your studies, you will definitely come into contact with the following VUB applications.

    Applications with (*): Single Sign-on (you log in once and no longer have to log in to the other applications)

    How to use these applications?

    Which url you need to use, how to login and further explanations of the different tools can be found via the buttons.

    VUB email and Office software

    Mailbox, Office software, Skype for Business, sharing documents and collaborating online, backing up in the cloud

    Office 365 (*)


    Check personal data, (re)enrol for your study programme, register courses, download transcript of records

    Student SelfService

    Learning Platform

    Course powerpoints, extra course material, teacher announcements, ...

    Canvas (*)

    Student Events VUB

    Facebook page with events organised by students for students & how to add events to your Outlook App

    Student Events VUB

    Timetable App & iCalendar

    Check the classroom, look for timetables

    My Timetable (*) & iCalendar


    Login problems, WiFi issues and other ICT Issues, Q&A in knowledge database, contact Site ICT Helpdesk

    Service Now (*)


    The ICT Helpdesk makes its expertise available to VUB students with IT questions and IT problems.

    Knowledge base and ticketingsysteem

    Log on with
    your VUB email address
    (firstname.lastname@vub.be) + password
    Phone number
    +32-2-629 37 37