Working while studying in the Netherlands
International students who want to take paid work alongside their studies are allowed to do so. Depending on your nationality, you may only be allowed to work for a limited number of hours per week, and only if the employer has obtained a work permit for you.
Bear in mind that it is hard to find a (part-time) job in the Netherlands, as most jobs require you to speak Dutch (fluently). If you would like to learn Dutch, you could do so by taking a language course at the university's Language & Training Centre.
If you want to do an internship, this is also regarded as work, so certain rules apply.
Specific rules apply for different nationalities. Please read the information that applies to your situation.
Please be aware that if you start a part-time job, you will immediately have to take out Dutch public health care insurance, as you are now no longer just a student, but also an employee. This applies no matter how many hours you work per week. You are advised to take this into consideration before starting a job, because Dutch public health care insurance may be more expensive than the insurance you would otherwise use. This rule also applies to EU nationals who are covered by an EU Health Insurance Card. From the moment you start working, you need to take out Dutch public health care insurance.