Studielink is a national web-based system in the Netherlands used for enrolment of Dutch and international students for various degree programmes offered by Dutch Universities. Studielink is used to arrange online enrolment or re-enrolment at institution of higher education and allows prospective students to apply to 4 different universities at a time.
Every study programme is entitled to set additional admission requirements: the students should therefore always consult the institution's website first before submitting a request for enrolment via Studielink. International students, which are not residing in the Netherlands, have to create their own Studielink account.
Registration at Studielink
In order to create a personal account, you should go to www.studielink.nl and choose the option Request login details and log in. A username and a password will be sent to your email. When you receive the emails containing your new username and password, simply go back to the website of Studielink, log in and fill in your personal details.
When entering your country of birth in Studielink, remember that you should indicate the name which was actually used when you were born. A common example is the Soviet Union, which should be indicated if a student comes from a country which formed part of the Soviet Union when he or she was born.
Once you have entered your personal details, you can proceed with filling in an enrolment application. To request enrolment for a study programme in Studielink, you need the following information:
- Personal information and contact details, such as name, address, telephone number etc.
- Diploma or diplomas which you have obtained or will obtain.
- Payment information, who pays your tuition fees, what is his/her bank account number? (You can supply this information later.)
- The CROHO code of a programme. (Dutch university programmes accredited by the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) get a CROHO code. CROHO stands for Central Register of Higher Education Programmes and is used by DUO (Dutch governmental organisation). The CROHO ID is required for the application to a study programme via Studielink. Recognized degrees are awarded only after graduation of a programme accredited by NVAO.)
Once you have completed all the steps, you have finished submitting your application in Studielink. It is important to pay attention to any emails sent from Studielink as they may contain further instructions.
When submitted, your application will be sent to an external body that facilitates various procedures on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Education – DUO/IB-Group. They will pass it on to the University you are applying to.
What is next?
However, submitting your application via Studielink is usually only a part of the application process. Check the webpage of your university to see what documents you are required to send and what the further process is. For example, you always have to pay your tuition fees before you can be enrolled. Sometimes university asks to register first via Studielink and then apply via University website as well. See also: application procedure
How to keep track of the status of application?
- Via e-mail. Studielink keeps you updated via e-mail.
- Via Studielink:
- Check your status at ‘My applications’
- Messages sent by Studielink can be found at ‘My messages’
- Check your data and correct them if necessary at ‘My data’. This is also where you can view the status of the verification process of your personal details and previous education.
- When a step has been completed, a green dot will appear.