Deadline and timeline for students who need a study visa/residence permit. Check if you need a study visa.
Deadline and timeline for students who do not have to apply for study visa/residence permit
University Housing Services
For students who wish to apply for accommodation via the university an early application is recommended, as housing options are assigned on a first paid, first served basis.
In order to upload the required documents and complete your application, you will need to log into VUnet, the university's student portal. We advise you to do this as soon as possible after applying in Studielink.
Please note: you do not need to send original documents when applying, you only need to send a certified paper copy of your diploma once you are admitted by which time you will receive more information about the next steps.
After you complete your enrollment application in Studielink you will receive a VUnet-ID (username and password) in two separate e-mails sent to the address you entered in Studielink. This may take up to two working days.
Once you have received these login details, log in to VUnet, answer the questions asked and upload the requested documents.
For more information, please have a look at this step by step guide to VUnet.
In case you did not receive your login details, please first check your spam folder. If you still cannot locate them, please contact the UCIT service desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31 (0)20 598 0000.
If you wish to keep your application active and be considered for admission to the programme you applied for, make sure to submit your application within 8 weeks after creating your Studielink account.
All students seeking admission to an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programme with an international degree are required to pay a non-refundable €100 application fee. Only after you have paid this fee will we be able to start the assessment of your application file. Please do not delay paying the fee as this will delay your application.
Only in the following situations will you not have to pay the application fee:
After applying for a programme in Studielink, you will receive login details for our VUnet student portal. Before arranging the payment of the application fee, you first need to confirm your programme application by answering some questions and submitting the required documents in the VUnet student portal. After completing the programme application, the online payment tool will become available and you will be able to arrange the payment of the application fee with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. After you have arranged your payment online you will receive a confirmation e-mail, and the payment status will change to ‘PAID’*.
If you do not wish to arrange your payment online you can also make a bank transfer using the following bank details:
|Account name:||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Name of bank:||Deutsche Bank|
|Address of bank:||De Entree 99-197, 1101 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
Please state your name and S+student number (e.g. s1234567) in the payment reference. Any banking costs are to be paid by the applicant. Please note that international transfers can take some time to be processed.
*Please note that the confirmation e-mail and status change apply only to the successful completion of the online payment module, not the actual payment.
Once your file is complete, the International Office will make a decision within two to four weeks.
For all questions about the assessment of your application, please contact your International Student Advisor, whose contact details can be found on the contact page of your chosen study programme.