As of February 17 in Studielink: verifying identity when creating an account
As of February 17, students who do not have a DigiD must have their identity verified immediately when creating a Studielink account. In most cases, this concerns foreign students who do not yet live in the Netherlands. The central verification of personal data makes Studielink more secure.
Students must upload a copy of their proof of identity when creating a new Studielink account, which is used to verify their identity. This can be a passport or an ID card. The uploaded copy is automatically read using a trusted online resource.
The new verification process ensures a more secure application. This process prevents abuse and protects against fake accounts.
For existing Studielink accounts, nothing will change for the time being.