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    Student administration for students with an exam contract

    At certain points the administration for students with an exam contract differs from that of students with a diploma contract. What is important to know?

    Apply and enrol as an exam contract student


    • A secondary education diploma is required for admission for an exam contract.


    The request to enroll in an exam contract for course units must be submitted at the secretariat of the faculty (or via e-mail):

    • for first semester and full year courses no later than the final working day before 15 October
      ! The online application (see step 2) must be submitted by 8 October.
    • for second semester courses no later than the final working day before 15 February.
      ! The online application (see step 2) must be submitted by 15 February.


    Step 1 - Submit the form "Enrolment with an exam contract" at the faculty

    To follow a course/courses with an exam contract, you always need prior permission from the faculty which offers the course(s). For the permission, you need to fill out the form called "enrolment with an exam contract".

    • If you want to follow courses from different faculties, you must have a form signed by each faculty.

    Step 2 - 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'.

    If you have been admitted to an exam contract with an intention to:

    • To get a diploma, sign up for the program for which you wish to graduate.
    • To obtain credits, sign up for a credit contract:


    At the page 'document checklist' you will be asked to upload several documents including the signed form 'Enrolment with an exam contract'. 

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

    Step 3 - Contact the Education and Student Administration

    In both of the above cases, please contact the Education and Student Administration by e-mail after completing your application to have your contract type changed (from credit contract to exam contract or from diploma contract to exam contract).

    Step 4 - Sign the online contract

    When permission to enrol is granted, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the Student SelfService in order to sign your enrolment contract.

    • When you apply at the VUB for the first time, you may have to visit the Education and Student Administration in person before you can sign the enrolment contract. If this is the case, you will receive an email about this.

    No transcript of records

    If you are enrolled with an exam 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 an exam contract is not possible. For an exam contract you must request permission again every academic year.

    Once you have the permission you can apply online via the Student Selfservice.

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