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Proof of Paid Tuition Fees (BBC)

You can pay with a proof of paid tuition fees (known in Dutch as Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld or BBC) if you are studying at another Dutch educational institution in addition to VU Amsterdam.

In a number of cases, you will only have to pay tuition fees at one educational institution.

Apply for a Bewijs Betaald Collegegeld

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When can you pay with a BBC?

  • You are studying at another educational institution and will also be studying at VU Amsterdam
    Apply for a BBC at your own educational institution; they will digitally send it to VU Amsterdam. We will determine whether the BBC will be accepted.
  • You are enrolled at VU Amsterdam and will also be studying at another educational institution
    Apply for a BBC at VU Amsterdam’s Student Desk. This will digitally be sent to the other educational institution.
  • You are following a premaster programme at VU Amsterdam
    For a premaster programme you do not pay regular tuition fees, but a special premaster fee. If you are following a Bachelor's programme at the statutory tuition fee rate in addition to your premaster, you will only pay the statutory tuition fee. You will be exempt from paying the premaster fee if you hand in a BBC.

When can you not pay with a BBC?

You cannot pay with a BBC if you pay institutional tuition fees at VU Amsterdam. In this case you have to pay the full amount to VU Amsterdam.

  • If you follow secondary subjects, a BBC which states that the institutional tuition fee has been paid elsewhere will be accepted at VU Amsterdam. 

How do I apply for a BBC at VU Amsterdam?

You can apply for a BBC at the Student Desk using the online form. The BBC will digitally be sent to the other educational institution.

Deregistering at VU Amsterdam

You request to deregister from VU Amsterdam in Studielink. You will be deregistered with effect from the first day of the month following your deregistration request. You will be informed of this by email. You can use this email to prove to the other educational institution that you no longer study at VU Amsterdam.

If a BBC has been issued by VU Amsterdam, the remainder of the tuition fee - if applicable - must be paid to the other educational institution.

Deregistering at another educational institution

If you have handed in a BBC at VU Amsterdam and you want to deregister at another educational institution, the other educational institution must digitally send proof of deregistration to VU Amsterdam. You will need to request this proof of deregistration yourself, so do not forget to do this. If applicable, you will need to issue a direct debit authorisation for VU Amsterdam to pay the remaining tuition fees or transfer the difference directly to VU Amsterdam.

Secondary subject students

If you are a secondary subject student at VU Amsterdam, it is not possible to submit a deregistration request in Studielink. In this case, please request proof of deregistration from the other educational institution and send it to the Student Desk. We will then terminate your registration with the same date. You can use the email that you will receive to prove to the other educational institution that you no longer study at VU Amsterdam.

Please note: you cannot take secondary subjects at VU Amsterdam if you are only following a premaster programme at another educational institution.

Contact

Do you have any questions? Please contact the Student Desk.

Call +31 (0)20 59 85020 (Mon – Fri: 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00)

If you have questions about the tuition fee, Studielink or your personal dashboard on VU.nl, please contact the Student Desk: studentdesk@vu.nl

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