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    Welcome to the VUB

    You've chosen the Vrije Universiteit Brussel to start or continue your studies: congratulations! You can find all information for new VUB students on this page. Good luck and enjoy your time at the VUB!

    Step 1 - Activating your NetID and password

    Once you have enrolled, you will receive an email with your student number and pin code. With these data you will be able to create your NetID and password via the Personal Account Manager (PAM), which you will need to log in to

    (Does not apply for exchange students)
    (Does not apply for exchange students)

    Step 3 - Administration after enrolment

    Once you have enrolled, you will automatically receive your student card and registration certificate via mail. You will also need to pay the tuition fee. 

    If you are eligible for a Scholarship from the Flemish Community, you need to apply online for this scholarship. The information is only available in Dutch, but you can also contact Social legal and financial support.

    Step 4 - Arrange your public transport card

    You will receive your student card and a registration certificate in the post after you have enrolled. This is what you will need to request your public transport cards in Brussels. For €50 per year you can explore Brussels by metro, tram and bus with the STIB. If you live in Flanders you can get a cheaper student transport card with the NMBS/SNCF to travel between the university and your home.


    You can consult the timetables by degree programme (e.g. first year of the Master's Programme in Management) or by individual course (e.g. 'Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis'). You can also use My Timetable, which is an app that enables students to create a personal timetable.

    Exam schedules can be found on the faculty pages.

    Standaard Student Shop

    All official course books and other study material

    Buy books online or on campus

    OSD Course Material Service

    The OSD can offer you readers, summaries, exam questions, and additional literature.



    Save some cash and do the eco-friendly thing by buying (and selling) your books second-hand.

    Several webshops

    Online Learning Platform

    Study material uploaded by professors


    Study spaces on campus

    Where to go when you want to focus on your studies.

    Books and course material

    There are several possibilities to buy your books and course material at VUB. 

    Support at VUB

    You can rely on several assistance and (study) advice services at VUB. All of them can be found in the main menu on this website. Here are some of the most important student services.

    Help with accommodation, banking, registration at your local commune, ...

    International Relations Office

    Information, training, and counseling to help you during your studies

    Study Guidance

    Questions about your VUB-room on campus?

    Student accommodation

    Student housing, food & drinks, sports, health, wi-fi, culture, parties, ...

    More information on campus life and our facilities