study voucher account ("leerkrediet" IN dutch language)
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 virtual study vouchers to enrol in a programme. Each academic year, the number of credits for which you enrol will be deducted from your study voucher account. You will retrieve the study vouchers for courses with a pass mark; you will loose the study vouchers for courses with a fail mark .
Because the transition to higher education can be a bumpy road, the first 60 credits (study vouchers) earned in higher education will be doubled, so you will retrieve 120 study vouchers in your account.
The goal of this programme is to increase responsibility of both students and higher education institutions.when they choose or advise about choice of study programme or study track.
If a student does not have sufficient study vouchers, s/he will pay a higher tuition fee for the lacking study vouchers after the ISP has been approved. The additional tuition fee is 11,60 Euro per credit for non-scholarship students, and 4,20 Euro per credit for nearly-scholarship students. This rule does not apply to scholarship students.
Attention: in order to be admitted to a study programme or course unit, the student's study voucher account must not display a zero or negative balance.
UC Leuven-Limburg will retrieve the study voucher account balance at Databank Hoger Onderwijs (DHO) before registration. 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. DHO calculating principles are always applied.
Additional information about study vouchers at Onderwijs Vlaanderen/Leerkrediet (in Dutch only) or contact the student administration office at your campus.