DigiD required for Studielink
When you are a resident of the Netherlands, you can only submit an enrolment application if you use DigiD. Make sure you apply for your DigiD in good time. Only if you are not eligible for a DigiD because you are not an official resident of the Netherlands, will you be able to continue to use your old Studielink username and password.
DigiD is a collective system with which government institutions can verify your identity online. DigiD enables you to access the electronic services of an increasing number of government institutions with a single username and password. For example, in addition to Studielink, you also need a DigiD to apply to DUO for a student grant or loan. You can also use DigiD to check if your student grant or loan has already been paid.
After applying for a DigiD, it will take around five days until your log-in details are sent to your home address. Make sure you have applied for your DigiD about 1 month before the official deadlines for enrolment set by your study programme. Are you planning to do a numerus fixus programme? In that case, you should make sure you have applied for and activated your DigiD by 15 December at the latest!
Be smart! Apply now for your DigiD at www.digid.nl and click <DigiD aanvragen>. Make sure that you have your Citizen Service Number (BSN) at hand.
Tip: download the DigiD app right away to log into Studielink and DUO safely.
Do you already have a DigiD username and password? If so, you can use it to log in to www.studielink.nl. Make sure you know the password or apply for a new one in good time.