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    The student administration for working students differs from that of regular students. What is important to know?

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    Apply as a working student
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    All practical information on how to enrol can be found on the 'how to enrol' webpage. 

    Our tips for your online application:

    1. On the page 'program selection' under 'working and studying' you indicate whether or not you want to follow evening classes. You also need to indicate whether or not you will combine your studies with your job.

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    2. When you choose 'evening or weekend classes' in the application at 'program selection', you will only be able to choose from programmes that are being taught in the evening or weekend.

    3. By choosing 'evening or weekend classes' and indicating what is applicable to you at 'proof of employment/recipient of social security benefit, I solemnly swear' you directly request the statute of evening/working student.

    4. In case you want to follow day classes, select 'day' and choose 'not applicable' at 'work situation'.

    5. If during the course of the academic year you decide to follow evening classes, you should use the form 'enrolment Working and studying'.

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    As an evening/working student you will have the possibility to modify your work situation before re-enrolling via the Student SelfService. 

    E.g. If during the year you go from 4/5th employment to 1/3rd employment, you will be able to modify that in your Student SelfService.

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    Training vouchers & SME portfolio
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    Facilities for working students
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    There are some measures to make the combination of work and study feasible and affordable. Most famous are the paid educational leave system, the time credit leave system, and training vouchers.

    Depending on your status, there are several opportunities that can help you.

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    Paid educational leave<br>and time credit
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    Timetables and exams
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    Timetables and Exam schedules
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    Classes for working students take place on weekday evenings and on Saturday. Here's where you can find your course and exam schedules.

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    You can find your timetables on the timetables & exam schedules page. There are also faculty-specific timetables on each faculty's page.

    Some programmes combine courses from different faculties. If you can't find a course on a faculty's page, you can search by the course's name.

    It is recommended to check your timetables daily. In exceptional circumstances, professors may change classrooms or cancel courses up to a day before the original schedule.

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    Timetables for working students are displayed between 5 PM and 10 PM on weekdays. Course units that are taught on Saturday will often be held during the day, so remember to check the timetables from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays.

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    Last but not least, pay attention to the weeks in which the classes will be held. You can find the numbering of the weeks in the academic year calendar.

    For example, you can see how the course to the left skips a week, then two. It only takes place on week 23, from week 25 to 28 (including week 25 and 28) and from week 31 to 33.

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    Faculties with dedicated timetables
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    Some faculties mark which timetables are only for working students:

    • the faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School uses the Dutch term 'Avondonderwijs (avond- en werkstudenten)'
    • the faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences uses 'Evening Classes' and/or the Dutch term 'Begeleidingsprogramma (werkstudenten)'
    • the faculty of Law and Criminology uses the Dutch term 'Begeleidingsprogramma (werkstudenten)'

    On the timetables of the aforementioned faculties you might find the abbreviation 'BP' (Begeleidingsprogramma, working students guidance programme) to signal that the programme is for working students.

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    You can find out when and where your exams take place on the timetables & exam schedules page. There are also faculty-specific schedules on each faculty's page.

    According to the Teaching and Examination regulations, exam schedules must be posted:

    • at least 14 weeks in advance for the first examination period (January + June)
    • at least 4 weeks in advance for the second exam period (August)

    You can find out which weeks are part of the examination period in the academic year calendar.

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    As a working student, there are several forms (attendance list, form 'enrolment working and studying') you may need for your administration. You can download them from our collection of forms.

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    1. Attendance List Working Students

    • If you request Paid Educational Leave or Training Leave, you need to keep a separate attendance list ('Attendance List Working Students') for each course unit.

    2. Form for Enrolment Working and studying

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    Evening hours on the campus
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    VUB hosts all kinds of services dedicated to working students. Here’s what you can find open during the evening.

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    Service, Description <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/my-faculty" target="_self">Faculties</a>, "Faculty forms and regulations/ opening hours faculty secretariat" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/timetables-and-exam-schedules#timetables--exam-schedules" target="_self">Timetables and exam schedules</a>, "Course and exam planning" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/learning-path-counselors#introduction" target="_self">Learning path counselors</a>, "Planning your academic path" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/student-administration#contact"_self">Education and Student Administration</a>, "Administrative formalities for working students,<br> certificate of attendance, training vouchers" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/social-service#contact" target="_self">Social legal & financial support</a>, "Study financing, socio-legal status of working students" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/study-guidance#contact" target="_self">Study Guidance</a>, "Study and exam skills, anxiety, individual guidance<br> <i>Certain workshops take place in the evening</i>" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/library" target="_self">Library</a>, "Databases, printed or electronic journals, books, newspapers" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/books-and-course-material" target="_self">Course book shop</a>, "Course books and other study material<br><i>Regularly has extended opening hours</i>" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/ict#contact" target="_self">ICT-Helpdesk</a>, "WebNotes, NetID password, Wifi<br><a href="https://vub.service-now.com/sp/?id=index target="_self"><i>Service Now Website</i></a> <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/health-and-wellbeing#general--on-call-practitioners"_self">Group practice general medicine</a>, "Doctor, dentist" <a href="http://www.kinetiek.be/indexEN.html" target="_self">Physiotherapy</a>, "Spine rehabilitation, sports therapy, osteopathy, ergonomic advice" <a href="http://student.vub.be/en/leisure#sports" target="_self">Sports department</a>, "Fitness, swimming, sports lessons, Basic-fit" <a href="http://www.vub.ac.be/en/careercenter#students/phd" target="_self">VUB Career Center</a>, "Advice on resume and cover letter, job interview training, job negotiation"
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    Contacts
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    Dedicating your time to both work and education can be complicated. Every employee has different schedules and needs. Don't hesitate to contact us for help.

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    For everything you need to know about the status of working student, financing your education and your rights to study while you work.
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    The following VUB-services and practical information will assist you in your career as a working student:

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