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.


For more information or if you have any questions, please visit the information page or the FAQ.