Study guidance

Study Counselors

Do you need information on your programme or are you in need of a personal study programme?
Have you got any questions on admission requirements for a specific programme or need some more information on exemptions?
Have you got any questions on resit opportunities?

In all of the cases above and on everything related to your education the study counselor is your go-to person. They will answer your email as soon aspossible. An appointment can be booked through the link below.

For working students: when the proposed contact moments in the online agenda don't suit you, do not hesitate to send an email with some suggestions. Together we'll look for the best time to meet.

Mr. Renaat Vandekerkhof


  • China Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • International Business (former Management Science)
  • Euromaster
  • Management
  • Social Sciences


stbfaces [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

Ms. Janneke van den Hoven

  • Business & Technology


stbfaces [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

IMPORTANT: Do not forget to mention your enrollment number and the programme you are in when contacting your study counselor by email.

TIP maybe your question has already been asked. Make sure to check our FAQ first.

Study Guidance Center

The Study Guidance Center can help you with questions about your study or your learning path.
If you would like to improve your study method and exam skills or learn how to deal with stress or how to write a Bachelor/Master paper : the Study Guidance Center organizes activities for which you can register via their website.

Individual Study Path

Students who would like to apply for an exception, can do so via the form 'Exceptions Study Path' that can be found with 'forms'.

Deliberation and Study Progress


Would you like to know how exam results will be rounded?
When will you have passed with merit, dinstinction, great or greatest distinction?

An answer to these questions can be found here.

Study Progress

The VUB places great importance in sufficient study progress. If you cannot demonstrate sufficient
study progress, the Examination Board can impose binding conditions concerning your reenrollment
for the same programme.

All information on this can be found here.

Study progress decision

In case you feel that your rights have been infringed you can appeal against a study progress decision within the expiry period of five calendar days.

Pre- and corequisites

In order to register for some courses you need to meet certain enrolment requirements first. These requirements can be both pre- and corequisites.

A prerequisite is a course of which you have shown that you have mastered the competences attributed to it before being able to enroll
for a subsequent course.

A corequisite is a course that, if you have not passed it yet, you must enroll for together with a subsequent course.