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    Welcome student-refugee programme

    The VUB offers a programme to support the integration of refugee students and also provides 20 students the opportunity to take an introductory class, called the InCampus programme.

    Refugee student programme

    The Refugee student programme of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel gives prospective students with a refugee background a fair chance to start or continue their studies and build a better future for themselves, here in Belgium or back home when they return. The programme consists in facilitating access to higher education, by providing tailor-made guidance in choosing the programme, support with the registration system, an open-door policy for help and advice before and throughout the studies.

    Interested? Contact our team: refugee@vub.ac.be

    InCAMPUS: to help you get ready for academic success!

    InCAMPUS offers to a limited number of refugee students (max 20) a 1 academic year preparatory pathway to help them develop the language and study skills needed to enroll and succeed in their chosen academic programme at the VUB.

    The InCAMPUS introductory pathway offers:

    • Dutch or English language courses (leading to B2 level required to enroll at the university) in collaboration with ACTO
    • Training on educational methods and study skills
    • Cultural orientation courses in collaboration with BON Inburgering Brussel
    • Psychological support and counselling
    • 1 or 2 regular academic courses in your chosen academic programme (credit contract EN / NL)

    1. Applications

    Students who did not obtain a Flemish degree need to submit an application online and get permission to study at the VUB.

    Refugee Student Programme

    Apply to study at the VUB

    InCampus Introductory programme

    Apply for InCampus

    2. Enrolment

    Once you have permission to study at the VUB, you can enroll.

    InCampus students

    InCampus students must enroll for 1 or 2 courses from their chosen academic programme via a credit contract.

    Students in the Refugee Student Programme

    Step 1:

    Once your application is approved, you can enroll. You will need to stop by at the Education and Student Adminstration to finalize your enrollment. Please bring all the necessary documents (as mentioned in your conditional letter of acceptance), otherwise you won't be able to enroll.

    Step 2:

    Once you have enrolled and your student contract is signed, you will receive an e-mail containing your student number and PIN-code. With these data you will be able to create your Net-ID and password, which you will need to log in to several online tools.

    Step 3:

    After this, there's only one thing you need to do: register your courses. You can do this online via Student Selfservice. This course registration manual will guide you through the process.

    3. Administration after enrolment

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

    Tuition fee payment


    The tuition fee for InCampus students consists of

    • A fixed amount for enrolment at the VUB in general.
    • A variable amount for the 1 or 2 regular courses. This variable amount is paid per ECTS credit. E.g. enrolment for 2 regular courses each consisting of 6 ECTS credits = variable amount x (2 x 6 credits)

    The rest of the InCampus programme is free.

    Refugee student programme

    If you are eligible for the Scholarship from the Flemish Community, you need to apply for this scholarship after you've been enrolled via social, legal & financial support. You should only pay the tuition fee after your scholarship application has been approved. If you are not eligible for this scholarship, you must pay the tuition fee when you receive the tuition fee overview on your VUB e-mail.

    Registration certificate & student card

    You need a registration certificate for buying a subscription for public transport at the student rate.

    More info

    Tuition fee payment

    When and how will I receive the tuition fee overview?

    More info

    Calculation tuition fee

    Calculation of your tuition fee and overviews of tuition fees

    More info

    Would you like to continue your study programme?


    Net-ID and password

    You need your personalised Net-ID to access networks (e.g. wifi on campus) and online tools.

    Forgot your password? Use your secret question to set up a new password via PAM

    Creating your Net-ID and password

    Once you have enrolled and your student contract is signed, you will receive an e-mail containing your student number and PIN-code. With these data you will be able to create your Net-ID and password via the Personal Account Manager (PAM).

    Online tools

    Studying is becoming increasingly digital. During your studies, you will have to use the following online tools.

    VUB e-mail via Office 365

    Office 365 is an online/offline workspace, where you can access your official VUB e-mail, use Skype for Business or use Office software like Word, Excel and Powerpoint. This workspace also offers the possibility to share, co-edit and store documents.

    Your official VUB e-mail address is firstname.lastname@vub.be. This e-mail is used for all official VUB communication, like tuition fee overviews, (re-)enrolment and exam results.

    Student Selfservice for student administration

    Student Selfservice is a personalised website to manage your student administration. You will have to use it:

    • for course registration
    • to manage your personal data
    • to consult your exam results and transcripts of records

    PointCarré: the online learning environment

    PointCarré is a personalised online learning environment. It is the place where professors post their study materials and announcements for the class group. You will also need it to register for oral exams.

    Manual "How to read the timetables?"


    You can consult your timetables per study programme (e.g. first year of the master programme in Management) or per course (e.g. 'Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis'). InCampus students need to combine their InCampus timetable with the timetable(s) of the course(s) they are taking. You can also use My Timetable, an app enabling students to compile an individual timetable.

    Per study programme


    Per course


    Compile your individual timetable

    My Timetable app

    InCampus programme


    Books and course material

    At the VUB there are several possibilities to buy your books and course material. You can also borrow books at the VUB libraries, where you can find an extensive collection of journals, books, newspapers, and reading rooms.

    Standaard Student Shop

    All official course books and other study material

    Buy books online or on campus

    OSD Course Material Service

    The OSD offers readers, summaries, exam questions and additional literature.


    Second Hand

    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


    Language courses

    Besides from the English and Dutch language courses provided in the Welcome Student-Refugee Programme, you can also take other academic or non-academic language courses at VUB.

    Academic language courses

    Academic Language Center at the VUB


    Non-academic language courses

    In addition to ACTO, you can also take language courses at various centres for Adult Education (CVO) at the university campuses


    Study spaces on campus

    Where to go when you want to focus.

    At the libraries

    The Central Library (Campus Etterbeek) and the Medical Library (Campus Jette).

    VUB libraries

    Study Guidance Centre and Integrated Learning & Resource Center

    More info

    Group study on campus

    During study and exam periods

    Additional study spaces

    Book your classroom

    For informal study activities

    More info

    Computer rooms

    Researching, working on a paper or printing

    More info

    Wireless internet

    Wifi for your laptop or smartphone

    More info

    Information, counseling and training

    Workshops or individual guidance

    Study Guidance

    Support at VUB

    You can count on different assistance and advice services at the VUB.

    Information with a smile!

    Student Information Hub

    For all programme related questions

    Coordinators Student Refugee Programme and InCampus

    Information, training and counseling to help you study

    Study guidance

    Psychological support and counseling for student-refugees

    Contact the programme coordinators

    Career coaching

    VUB Career Center

    Looking for a student job?

    Student jobs team

    Daycare centres at VUB


    VUB Services & Assistance at the VUB

    Help & advice

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    There's more to VUB than just studying. Discover our facilties on campus, leisure activities and engagement possibilities.

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