Working in the Netherlands
Non-EU students in the Netherlands are required to have a work permit before they can start a job. This permit can take up to a month or 5 weeks to obtain, therefore, students need to make sure they have enough time before the starting date of their work. As a non-EU student, even when you have a work permit, you are only allowed to work a maximum of 10 hours per week.
You cannot apply for a work permit yourself, your employer needs to arrange this. Make sure to let your employer know about that when you are accepting a job offer while still a student. In addition, any non-EU student working in the Netherlands needs to take out Dutch basic health insurance. Private international insurers such as AON are not considered eligible for getting a work permit or for receiving insurance benefit.
Some Dutch basic health care providers are:
- Zilveren Kruis
- Zorg & Zekerheid
For more information on working while studying, you can visit the website of Study In Holland.