What is Studielink?
If you want to apply for a Bachelor’s program at Tilburg University, you must always register in Studielink.
Studielink is the Dutch national database for admission to higher education. This system is operated by DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs).
DUO operates on behalf of the ministry of education, and keeps track of all students who are studying in the Netherlands. In addition, DUO is responsible for managing student loans given out by the Dutch government.
Why is Studielink important?
You have to register in Studielink, otherwise it is not possible to enroll for that program in September, even if you have been selected for the program of your choice. Every student is allowed to register for up to four programs in Studielink.
Once you create a Studielink account, make sure you pick a password which is safe but easy to remember, as you will need to log back into Studielink from time to time during the application process.
Even after you are enrolled for a program, you will need to log back into Studielink, to update your personal details, such as your address. Tilburg University’s student administration system is updated daily based on Studielink.
Once you finish your first year and progress to year two, you will again need to log in to Studielink, to register for year two of your studies. Therefore, Studielink is an important account which stays with you for the full duration of your studies in the Netherlands.
Messages from Studielink
Please note that it is always up to the University to decide whether you are accepted for your program or not. Our admissons officers review your application in MySAS. It is not sufficient to register in Studielink only: always make sure to apply in both systems.
From time to time, you will receive messages from Studielink. Always read those messages carefully and follow the instructions. If you are confused about what they mean, you can forward them to your admissions officer. Your admissions officer can help interpret them.
Do you have questions about Studielink?
If you have any questions about the application procedure in Studielink, please contact your admissions officer. You can find their contact details in the emails you received after starting your application. If you want to know more about DUO's procedures, we kindly refer you to DUO's customer service.