Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Work while studying

Want to work alongside your study? Check this page to see which rules and regulations apply.

Studying and working

When you come to the Netherlands and start to work alongside your studies certain rules and regulations apply. For example the number of hours you are allowed to work might be restricted. It is important to be aware of the regulations so please read them carefully. These rules are based on your nationality so please read below more information.

If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland you are free to work without restrictions. You do not need a work permit and there are no restrictions regarding working hours. However, if you start to work alongside your studies you do need to take out a certain Health insurance type. Please see this page for more information about health insurance, if you fail to do so you might face a high fine.

Because you have or need a residence permit to study in the Netherlands certain rules and regulations apply. Depending on the type of work you will do the number of hours you are allowed to work might be restricted. If you work with a company you will also need a work permit. It is important to be aware of the regulations because otherwise you are in violation of your residence permit. This can cause certain negative consequences for you (and your employer).

Please select the type of work you are planning to do for more information and specific rules and regulations

Questions and more information

If you have any general questions you can contact the International Office of your faculty. If you have specific questions about working and your residence permit you can contact AUAS Immigration Affairs.

Published by  Student Affairs 11 November 2019