Graduated! Now what?
So, there you are, standing with a well-deserved certificate in your hands and a big smile on your face … But now what?
Checklist to finalise your student time
This is the moment you wave your student life goodbye. Luckily, we have made it easy for you with this checklist.
- Terminate your enrolment
Terminate your enrolment by submitting a request via Studielink (maximum processing time of 1.5 months). If you do not sign out, you will have to pay the tuition fee for a longer period, which is money better to be spent on a wardrobe for your future job interviews.
Please note: when submitting your request, please indicate that you have graduated and as of which date you would like to terminate your enrolment. The first possibility to terminate your enrolment is the last day of the month in which you graduated. Your request will not be forwarded to DUO to cancel your student grant / finance, make sure to do this yourself in the following step.
- Cancel your student grant and/or OV
- Obtain a digital extract of your degree certificate
Obtain a digital extract of your degree certificate through MijnDUO. You can obtain this digital extract free of charge. This specimen has the same value as a certified copy of your degree certificate.
Please note: a Dutch citizen service number (called BSN-nummer in Dutch) and a DigiD is required for this.
- Receive an invitation for the national survey HBO Monitor
Keep in mind: about 1 to 1.5 years after your graduation you will receive an invitation for the national survey HBO Monitor. Your contribution to this survey would be very much appreciated, as it helps us to improve.
Stay in touch
We certainly hope this is not the end of our relationship, so stay in touch with us and with your fellow alumni.
Therefore we would like to point out some interesting networking possibilities. Of course, you can also follow us on social media.
- Stay tuned on what’s happening
Want to stay tuned on what’s happening at your alma mater and receive invitations to major events, reunions or free courses? Make sure to sign up for the (biannual) newsletter. Register here.
- Corporate LinkedIn group
In LinkedIn we have a corporate LinkedIn group for all alumni of BUas, NHTV, VAT and NWIT. It is called Alumni – Breda University of Applied Sciences.
- Domain LinkedIn groups
We have created several alumni groups in LinkedIn; one for each of the eight study domains (Built Environment, Facility, Games, Hotel, Leisure & Events, Logistics, Media and Tourism). Here domain-related information is shared (jobs, research results, events related to the field of study). All the groups have the same name, just the domain name is different, e.g. Tourism Alumni – Breda University of Applied Sciences; or Logistics Alumni – Breda University of Applied Sciences. Check all the LinkedIn groups here.
- Facebook for fun
Facebook alumni group: here we share the more fun memories of your student days.
Other important information regarding your termination of enrolment
- Termination of enrolment
When you graduate in June, July or August, your enrolment and tuition fee payment will be terminated automatically at the end of the academic year (31 August). If you want to terminate your enrolment earlier than 31 August, you will need to submit a request for termination of enrolment via Studielink. As long as you are still enrolled with BUas you may keep your student grant and keep using your OV (public transport) card.
- Unnecessary payment of tuition fee
If you don’t terminate your enrolment via Studielink, you’ll be automatically enrolled with BUas until the end of the academic year (31 August). This means that you will have to pay tuition fees until that date. As long as you are still enrolled with BUas you may keep your student grant and keep using your OV (public transport) card.
Moving on to further study?
- Check out our master’s programmes