FAQ

FAQ

International

Non EEA: I am from a non-EEA country, am I allowed to have a student job in The Netherlands?

If you are a foreign student (non-EEA/EEA/Swiss) and you have a valid residence permit with the aim to study, you can work alongside your studies. This can be either full-time seasonal work in June, July and August, or part-time work or no more than ten hours a week outside the summer period. Under those restrictions your Dutch employer does need to apply for a work permit for you, but this is an easy process as the employer does not need to prove that there are no Dutch or EU/EEA/Swiss nationals capable of doing the job.

- EU/EEA/Swiss nationals:

You are free to work as many hours as you like alongside your studies. Your employer does not need to have a work permit for you.

- Bulgarian and Romanian nationals:

The rules are a bit different for these nationals (at least until 2012). If you are a student from one of these countries you are allowed to work as many hours as you like alongside your studies.

However, the employer does need a work permit and needs to show that there are no Dutch or EU/EEA/Swiss nationals capable of doing the job. This is a difficult process. Therefore, we advise you to work no more than ten hours per week outside the summer period, or full-time during the summer months June, July and August. If you adhere to that, the process to obtain a work permit will be easier.

Come to room T5-36 for a fact sheet on this subject

Last update:
Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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Am I eligible for student financing as an international student?

Please check out the website of Study Financing Netherlands, studyfinancing.eu

Last update:
Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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Non EEA: can I do an internship after graduation?

Non-EEA students might be eligible an internship in the Netherlands after completion of their curriculum till 30 November. As regulated by the Dutch law, you need to have a student status and the internship should be related to your studies. Please check the Manual for the conditions and procedure. 

Last update:
Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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