Work Requirements and Permits
If you want to work while your stay in the Netherlands, there are a couple of things you must consider.
Most importantly, there are different regulations for EU- and non-EU students concerning the job market.
If you are a national of a country that is part of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area or Switzerland;
- You are legally entitled to stay, work and look for work in the Netherlands.
- You do not require a residence permit; a valid passport (or ID card) from the country where you are a national is proof that you are legally entitled to stay and work in the Netherlands.
Regardless of whether you are an EU or a non-EU student, if you want to work in the Netherlands you must get dutch public health insurance. For more information on this, please read our general information on health insurance.