Working while studying

International students can work in the Netherlands subject to certain conditions.

Part-time employment and additional income

A few suggestions for finding part-time employment:

  • Many students find a part-time job in a restaurant, bar or shop. This kind of job can be found by contacting employment agencies (including those specially aimed at students), or by reading advertisements, newspapers and noticeboards.
  • Job vacancies at the Utrecht Science Park.
  • Important: if your income exceeds the extra earnings threshold, this will affect your entitlement to claim a student loan or grant. For more information about additional earnings, please see the DUO website.


The main types of insurance you require are health insurance and personal liability insurance. Read more about insurance


Finding a job as an international student in Utrecht can sometimes be challenging. TaskHero provides various jobs for non-Dutch speaking students in partnership with BuddyGoDutch.