Students Tilburg University

Initial registration - minors

This registration procedure is for academic year 2021-2022.

There are two types of minors:

  • 1: covenant minors
    A covenant is an agreement between your current educational institution and Tilburg University. This covenant contains a specific programme and can be followed to obtain premaster credits at Tilburg University, while you have not yet completed your hbo education.
  • 2: individual minors
     At Tilburg University, you will take one or more courses that will be integrated into your study programme at another hbo or wo educational institution. For this you need permission from your school

The registration procedure differs for both types of students. The applicable procedure is detailed below.

The required forms and additional documents to complete the registration in a minor in the first semester should be handed in at Tilburg University's Student Administration before September 1. For registration for a minor starting in the second semester the deadline is February 1.

1: Initial registration as a Covenant minor student

Follow the steps below for your initial registration as a Covenant minor student:

  • Step 1: Registration

The contact person at your own institution will register you at Tilburg University by supplying a copy of your ID and your (e-mail) address. In general, you do not have to take any action on your own with regard to particulars at Tilburg University. Nonetheless, when you want to register for a TiSEM covenant minor you will ALSO have to register yourself online, once your own institution’s contact person has registered you. More information will be provided by the contact person.

  • Step 2: Information on the university IT network

The Student Administration at Tilburg University will enter your details into our system. If you are registering at Tilburg University for the first time, you will receive an e-mail at your private e-mail address containing log-in details for accessing Tilburg University’s computer network.

  • Step 3: Proof of payment tuition (BBC)

Do you need to hand in a Proof of tuition fee payment (BBC)? If you still need to submit a BBC, you can request it from the institution where you have paid your tuition fees (if you have paid the statutory tuition fee there). Only a BBC from a Dutch educational institution (funded by the Dutch government) will be accepted.

  • Step 4: Registration Certificate

Once all registration requirements have been met and all the paperwork has been taken care of, you will receive an Registration Certificate by e-mail. You will then be officially registered at Tilburg University.

If you have completed the entire registration process before September / February 1, and if you do not receive your Registration Certificate by e-mail by mid-September / mid-February, please contact the Student Desk.

2: Initial registration as an Individual minor student

If you wish to take one or more minor(s) at Tilburg University on your own initiative, follow the procedure below. To register for an individual minor, please follow the following steps:

  • Step 1: Ask permission

For Bachelor's subject(s)

If you wish to take a minor in a Bachelor’s program, you must first obtain the permission of your own institution. You must present a statement drawn up on original university letterhead, listing your name and the subject (or subjects) you wish to take.

For Master's subject(s)

If you wish to take a minor in a Master’s program, you must first obtain the permission of your own institution. You must present a statement drawn up on original university letterhead, listing your name and the subject (or subjects) you wish to take.

You must also secure permission for a Master’s subject from the relevant TiU School's Examination Boards. If you want to follow a course from one of TiSEM’s master programs, you have to ask for permission before the following date: August 1, for courses in the Fall semester, and January 1, for courses in the Spring semester.

  • Step 2: Registration

Registration in both Bachelor’s and Master’s courses is done directly with the university. There is no need to use Studielink in these cases. Once you have secured the required permission(s), you can register by downloading, completing and returning the registration form.

You must submit a number of documents along with the form:

  • Copy of your ID.
  • Original letter(s) of admission (permission) as mentioned.
  • An original Proof of tuition fee  payment (BBC). You can get this document from your own institution; this Proof of payment tuition exempts you from tuition fees at Tilburg University. Only a BBC from a Dutch educational institution (funded by the Dutch government) will be accepted (if you have paid the statutory tuition fee there).
  • Step 3: Information on the university IT network

The Student Administration at Tilburg University will enter your details into our system. If you are registering at Tilburg University for the first time, you will receive an e-mail at your private e-mail address containing login details for accessing Tilburg University’s computer network.

  • Step 4: Registration Certificate

Once all the registration requirements have been met (Steps 1 and 2) and all the paperwork has been taken care of, you will receive an Registration Certificate by e-mail. You will then officially be registered at Tilburg University.

If you have completed the entire registration process before September / February 1, and if you do not receive your Registration Certificate by e-mail by mid-September / mid-February, please contact the Student Desk.