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    Student administration for students with a credit contract

    Some things are different when you enrol based on a credit contract instead of a diploma contract. What is important to know?

    Apply and enrol as a credit contract student


    • A secondary education diploma is required for admission for a credit contract.
    • You'll also need a positive learning account.


    • For first semester and full year courses you should submit the online application at the latest on the 30th of September.
    • For second semester courses you should submit the online application at the latest on the 15th of February.
    • Late applications are not accepted.

    Step 1 - Online application

    Start your online application.

    On the ‘program selection’ page, under 'choice of programme', at 'course filter', tick the box 'show the complete list of VUB courses, I am registering based on my file'.

    At ‘training level’, ‘programme’ and ‘course plan' you should choose for ‘credit contract’. Please make sure to choose the correct faculty.

    On the next page we will ask you to upload your documents.

    • On the page 'document checklist' you should upload your identity card (front and back side), your diploma and the request form 'enrolment with a credit contract' on which you fill out the courses you wish to take. 
    • It is important to find the name of the course, the catalog number, the semester and the faculty. You may find this information in the online study guide. The screenshot below shows you the relevant fields on the page.
    • If you want to follow courses from different faculties, you must have a form signed per faculty.

    Complete your application and submit your application on the last page by clicking the icon with the checkmark.

    Step 2 - Submit the form 'Enrolment with a credit contract' at the faculty

    The faculty will evaluate your request and will contact you in case of any issues with the chosen courses.

    Step 3 - Sign the enrolment contract online

    When you get permission to register, you will receive a link to the Student SelfService via email. You can then sign your enrolment contract online.

    • Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently not possible to enroll person on our campus. Your enrolment will be finalised online.

    No transcript of records

    If you are enrolled with a credit contract you will not receive a transcript of records. You can only consult your grades in the Student Selfservice.

    You can request a credit certificate (this is a written proof of taking a positive exam). You can address your request for this per email to the faculty that offers the course.

    Re-enrolling is not possible

    Re-enrolling for a credit contract is not possible. For a credit contract you must request permission again every academic year.

    You can submit a new application for the following academic year via the Student Selfservice.

    No refund on learning credit

    When you deregister for a course under credit contract, or end your credit contract, you don't earn back your learning credit.

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