Work in the Netherlands - Full and Part Time

Knowledge Migrants

The Netherlands supports Knowledge Migrants, which means you can combine your studies with paid work experience in both the Bachelor and MBA programmes.

Jobs and employment can be combined with study and graduates can even continue their job within their company as a knowledge migrant after their studies.

For those not currently employed, the MBA programme places students into a paid work placement.

EU students are also entitled to government grants and study support.

International Students

International students with a residence permit for study are not permitted to work without a specially issued work permit in the Netherlands during their stay (unless they are an EU citizen).

International students can directly apply for a "BSN Number" (Citizen Service Number) after obtaining their residence permits, just as Dutch citizens, which allows them to find work for 16 hours a week in the study period of the year.

International Students are by law permitted to work for a maximum of 16 hours per week, and full-time during vacations. You can find more about Part Time Work in the Netherlands in this Factsheet provided by StudyInHolland.

Internships and industrial placements will only be arranged for students if they are included in the programme being followed, however these can be full time, and there is no limit to what a student may earn.
Students can expect to earn between 6 and 10 euro per hour for part time work they find themselves.

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