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Enrollment in a Bachelor's program with Dutch prior education

You will need to take a number of steps to enroll at Tilburg University. If you want to start a program for which you have not or are no longer enrolled, then you must take the following steps:

Step 1: Register in Studielink

Go to Studielink and follow the registration procedure, which is explained step by step. This applies even if you are already enrolled at Tilburg University but you would like to switch programs or you want to enroll in a second program alongside your current program.

If you are already enrolled

If you are enrolled in the current academic year at Tilburg University, then you will receive an e-mail from the Student Administration well in advance asking you to re-enroll in (or de-enroll from) the same program for the following academic year. Wait for this e-mail before taking steps to re-enroll in the same program.

Interim enrollment

If you intend to enroll other than as of September 1, it will not be possible to register via Studielink. Moreover it is not allowed to enroll per July or August.

For more information about the possibilities of interim enrollment, please contact the Student Desk

Step 2: Complete enrollment

Registration in Studielink does not mean you are automatically enrolled at Tilburg University. See Completion of enrollment for information on what you need to do to make sure you are properly enrolled for your degree program.


If you have enrolled in the first year of a Bachelor’s program, then you might have to deal with ‘matching’. Matching means that the university will work with you to see whether the program you have chosen fits your abilities and aspirations. This can be done in a variety of ways, for example by means of an interview, a test or a study activity (such as attending a lecture).

Tilburg University offers matching for all Bachelor’s programs, with the exception of those programs with a selection procedure. A summary of programs with matching and programs with a selection process can be found here.

If you are registered in Studielink for a program with matching, then you will automatically receive an invitation to participate in a matching activity. See matching for further information.