Terminating your studies

You are thinking of stopping your studies. Have you thought about discussing your reasons for terminating with the Study Guidance Centre (SGC)?

The SGC can guide and advise you.

Find out about the administrative steps you need to take to stop your studies.

How to terminate your studies?

! Are you stopping your current programme in order to enrol in an other VUB-programme? If yes, have a look at the information here.

If you completely want to terminate your enrolment at the VUB follow these next steps:

  1. Fill in the online form for deregistration
  2. Hand your student card in at the Education and Student administration.

Consequences of terminating your studies



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Tuition fee

Reimbursement of (a part of) your tuition fee depends on the amount already paid and the time of termination:

  • up to and including 30 November: reimbursement of the full tuition fee minus the fixed amount
  • From 1 December until 15 March (included): reimbursement of the tuition fee paid for second semester courses.
  • As of 16 March: the full tuition fee remains due to the VUB.

! Discontinuation of your studies does not release you from your financial obligations to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The tuition fee due at the time of terminating your studies remains payable and you will need to pay this.

Education and Student administration

Child allowance and scholarship

Quitting your studies may affect your entitlement to childcare benefits and scholarships. - Child allowance institution
- Contact person at the scholarship programme

Learning account

Changing your registration may affect your learning account. Learning path counselor