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Early deregistration

You can deregister at any time. However, please be aware of the consequences in regard to study vouchers, and reimbursement of tuition fee.

(partial) Reimbursement of the tuition fee

If a student wants to deregister, reimbursement of the tuition fee will depend on the date of the student’s official registration and withdrawal.

Within four weeks after registration

We will not reimburse the fixed component of the tuition fee but will reimburse the variable amount (based on the amount of course units you enrolled for).

Between four and eight weeks after registration

We will not reimburse the fixed component nor the variable amount for half of the course units in your ISP.

More than eight weeks after registration

We will not reimburse the fixed component nor the variable amount for all course units in your ISP.

Potentially lost study vouchers

You will likely regain all of your expended study vouchers for a course if…
  • the Individual study programme (ISP) deadline for the semester in which the course starts has not yet passed .
  •  you did the exam for that course and passed it, regardless of whether you did or did not deregister (yet).
You will likely regain half of your expended study vouchers if…
  • you deregister past the ISP deadline of the semester the course starts in . 
  • AND no exams (for the courses you will no longer take) have taken place yet. If you have skipped the exam but it has taken place, you will lose all of your study vouchers.
You will lose all of your study vouchers spent on a course if…

…if you have taken the exam of a course and failed it, regardless of whether you did or did not deregister (yet).

For all questions, please contact the  registration office at your campus:

Study voucher account

At the start: 140 credits

All students are granted 140  virtual study vouchers (corresponding to  140 credits)  in a personal study voucher account when they start a higher education programme in Flanders. You need these to enrol in a programme.

Regaining or losing credits

Each academic year, the number of credits for which you enrol will be deducted from your study voucher account.

  • you regain the study vouchers for courses you pass
  • you lose the study vouchers for courses you do not pass
Credit shortage

If a you do not have sufficient study vouchers but DO have a positive study voucher  balance (> 0),  you can still enroll. You will only need to pay a higher tuition fee for the lacking study vouchers after the ISP has been approved.

In order to be admitted to a study programme or course unit, the student's study voucher account cannot display a zero or negative balance.

The additional tuition fee is:

  • non-scholarship students: € 11,40 per credit
  • nearly-scholarship students:  € 4,10 per credit
  • scholarship students: waived (no additional fee)
Credit calculation procedure

UC Leuven-Limburg will retrieve the study voucher account balance at Databank Hoger Onderwijs (DHO) before registration. DHO’s calculating principles are always applied.

When the tuition fees are recalculated in March, the credits in the ISP and the earned credits of the first examination period are taken into account.

Example: if you need 3 more study vouchers in semester 2 and you passed a 3 credit-course in semester 1, you needn’t pay for extra study vouchers.

Types of student contracts

By registering as a student, you sign a contract with our university college. There are three types of contracts.

Diploma contract
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Credit contract
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Examination contract
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