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    Applying for a VUB room as a future student

    Future students can apply for a VUB room via the same application they use to apply for a study programme. To complete your room application, you have to select a study programme. You can still change your programme afterwards.

    Tips

    • We recommend using the browsers Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The application website is NOT compatible with Internet Explorer.
    • The steps in this manual don't necessarily correspond to the steps in the application.

    Step 1: create a new account

    Navigate to https://aanmelden.cumulus.vub.ac.be and create a new account.

    Step 2: personal details & address

    • Fill out your name exactly as mentioned on your passport
    • Need a student visa? Choose "Citizenship status = Other"
    • International students should leave the Belgian register number blank
    • Leave the Bank Account field blank
    • You can only indicate a Belgian address if you have a Belgian national ID number. Other students have to fill out an address in their home country.

    Click on 'Create account'

    Undertaken higher education before? Don't forget to check the box.

    Step 3: secondary education

    Insert your previous study programme starting from secundary education.

    Enter the postal code to find your school in the list.  If you can't find your own school, enter something else and report this to the Education and Student Administration via email (studentadministration@vub.ac.be). Don't forget to mention the correct details in your email.

    Always use the postal code of the main building while searching for your old school

    Step 4: higher education

    If you checked the box 'higher education' in step 3, you'll be able to insert your previous study trajectory.

    Insert the postal code of the main seat of the school while searching for your school.

    For example: You'll only be able to find the Erasmushogeschool Brussel via 1070 Anderlecht (main seat), even if your campus is located in 1000 Brussel or 1090 Jette. If you can't find your own school, enter something else and report this to the Education and Student Administration via email (studentadministration@vub.ac.be). Don't forget to mention the correct details in your email.

    Only relevant if you think you're eligible for a scholarship of the Flemish Community

    Step 5: social services

    Thick 'Application VUB room'.

    Don’t forget to check if other options apply! Scholarship students indicate here that they want to apply for a scholarship of the Flemish Community. You can also upload requests for other facilities (student athletes, other flexibility measures) here.

    Proceed by clicking ‘Next Step’.

    Step 6: application VUB room

    Fill out all the mandatory fields. You may confirm the application by clicking the ‘Submit’ button.

    Step 7: complete the application for a VUB room

    You can now confirm.

    Step 8: study programme selection

    Can't find your programme under the part 'Choice of programme'? Make sure to check the following things: 

    • Leave the box for 'scholarship programme' open. Students who receive a scholarship (not from the Flemish Community), should report this to the Education and Student Administration via email.
    • At 'visiting or exchange student' you do not select anything and leave this at 'not applicable'.
    • At 'course filter' you tick the box for 'show the complete list of VUB courses. I am registering based on my file.'
    • At 'programme' please check the programme code you have chosen with the codes at this page to make sure you do not apply for a programme taught in Dutch.
    • At 'course load' you select 'full-time'.
    • Make sure you always complete the form top down.

    Step 9: document checklist

    Upload the requested documents: passport photo, identification, degree, ... Which documents do I need to upload? >>>

    • A passport photo needs to be uploaded before your student card can be printed. Without a photo you will not receive a student card and no registration certificates.
    • If you want to upload multiple documents per item, you'll first have to merge them into 1 document.
    • Documents should be uploaded in PDF or JPEG, with a maximum size of 2 MB.
    • If something goes wrong while you're uploading your documents, you can always send them to the Education and Student Administration via email.

    Step 10: completing your (room) application

    Click on the checklist icon in order to submit your application and confirm that you want to submit your (room) application. A few days after you've submitted your application, you'll receive status updates via email.

    Applying for a VUB room as a VUB student

    Students who are studying at the VUB can apply online for a VUB room via Student Selfservice.

    Step 1: log in

    Log in to Student SelfService and navigate to Main Menu > Self Service > Housing > Aanvraag kamer.

    Step 2: submit your application for a VUB room

    Fill out all mandatory fields and click 'Submit'.

    Step 3: complete your application for a VUB room

    Click 'Yes' to confirm. Your application is now complete.

    Applying for a VUB room if you've already submitted your application

    Future students who've already submitted their application for a study programme can still apply for a VUB room via student SelfService.

    Step 1: log in

    Log in to student SelfService and click on the 'Housing' icon.

    Step 2: submit your application for a VUB room

    Fill out all mandatory fields and click 'Submit'.

    Step 3: complete your application for a VUB room

    Click 'Yes' to confirm. Your application is now complete.