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Upload your photo

Upload your photo
Last updated on 14 November 2023
For receiving a student card you need to upload a portrait photo. If you haven't done this during your enrolment, follow these steps.

If you want to receive a student card you need to upload a portrait photo. If you haven't done this yet while completing your application, or if you want to upload a different photo, you can follow these steps:

  • Use the blue button at the top of this page.
  • Click on the blue button “Upload new photo” at the bottom of your current photo.

Photo requirements

  • The photo must be a .JPG-file with maximum size 55kb. Please note: .JPEG-files cannot be processed, make sure it's a .JPG-file.
  • The photo must be 300x400 pixels.
  • It needs to be a close-up of the face, in upright format so that it remains within the grid.
  • The photograph must closely resemble your facial features and must be of a recent date.
  • Your full face and both eyes have to be clearly visible, even with headwear.
  • Dark glasses are only permitted on proven medical grounds.
  • The picture may be either in colour or black-and-white.
  • The photograph must be sharp, must have sufficient contrast and may not be too light or too dark.

Students are responsible for uploading a similar photograph that meets the requirements.

Not permitted

  • You’re not allowed to wear headphones, sunglasses, a cap, a hoodie or a hat in the picture.
  • No other people may be included (not even a part of them).
  • It cannot be a photo taken in a club/bar or when in costume (for instance during carnival).
  • It cannot be a scan of your passport.
  • The picture should not have any white borders.

Related information

Do you have any questions?

Please contact the Student Desk.

If you have questions about the tuition fee, Studielink or your personal dashboard on, please contact the Student Desk:, stating your student number.

Send a message via online chat (Mon – Fri: 10:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00). 

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

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