Study Guidance

Learning Path Counselor

Do you need information on your programme?
Have you got any questions on resit opportunities?
Do you need an adjusted study programme?
Do you need more information on exemptions or preparatory programmes?
Have you got any questions on the BAMA-structure?
Have you got any questions on admission requirements for a specific programme?

In all of the cases above and on everything related to your education the learning path counselor is your go-to person.

Ellen De Troyer

Anske Mertens

Mulitlingual Master of Arts in
Linguistics and Literary Studies

Make an appointment

stbfaclw [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

If none of the given times suit you, another arrangement can be settled on by contacting them through stbfaclw [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be.

IMPORTANT: Do not forget to mention your enrolment number and the programme you are in when contacting your learning path 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.


If want to be exempted from one or more course units, you need to fill in an exemption request form per course unit. E-mail this form to your stbfaclw [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be (learning path counsellor).

Submit your exemption request before

  • 8 October 2015 for exemption from course units from the 1st semester and year courses
  • 15 February 2016 for exemption from course units from the 2nd semester


  • Do you want to exceed the maximum amount of 66 credits (ECTS)?
  • Do you want to request an exception to the pre- and co-requisites?
  • Do you want to enroll outside the registration period or to enroll for courses after the deadlines?

In that case, fill in this form and send it to stbfaclw [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

Questions? Contact your study counselor through stbfaclw [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

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.

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.