DigiD required for application in Studielink
If you live in the Netherlands (i.e. if you’re officially registered as a resident of the Netherlands via a local municipality), you’ll need a DigiD account to apply via Studielink. DigiD is a collective system with which government institutions can verify your identity online. For example, in addition to Studielink, you also need a DigiD to apply to the IB-Groep for a student grant or loan.
Apply in time
You can apply for a DigiD account via www.digid.nl. See “How to apply for a DigiD”. Make sure that you have your Citizen Service Number (BSN) at hand.
It takes around five days for your DigiD log-in details to be sent to your home address. Make sure you have applied for your DigiD about 1 month before the official registration deadline set for the programme of your choice.
If you already have a DigiD account, you can use this to log on to Studielink. Make sure you remember the password or apply for a new one in time.
Students living outside the Netherlands
If you don’t live in the Netherlands, you won’t need a DigiD account. In that case you go to Studielink, and choose the option “Request login details and log in (EXCLUSIVELY for students with a home address abroad)”, mentioned on the main screen under “Log in”.
Contact and information
For questions or further information about your DigiD, you can contact the DigiD helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DigiD call centre is open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 22.00 and can be reached at +31 800 023 04 35 (free call) from the Netherlands and +31 70 383 70 30 from abroad.
You can also contact the UM call centre via +31 43 388 5388 or email@example.com.