Work and study

Working while studying

A lot of students decide to work a few hours a week to make some extra money to pay for necessities or fun things. It can be a great way of meeting people and getting to know the Dutch society even better! There are all kinds of jobs available for students through job agencies, although it can take a little while to find something suitable if you don't speak any Dutch.

EU/EEA student can work fulltime.

Non-EU students can work a maximum of 16 hours a week during the academic year, or work fulltime in the months of June, July and August. Your employer should apply for a work permit. Please check the Dutch website for more information about work permits

All students (EU/EEA + Non-EU)  that work in the Netherlands must take out Dutch healthcare insurance. Please be aware that this can also apply to your internship if you receive a wage that is higher than the Dutch minimum wage (including reimbursement of expenses). 

You will need a bank account to be able to receive your salary and a 'Citizen service number' (BSN) to pay taxes. You will receive a BSN when you register with the municipality after you've arrived in The Netherlands.