Work while you study
Looking to gain work experience through a part-time job or internship during your studies in Rotterdam? We love the initiative to work on your career. You’ll boost your CV, while learning more about Dutch society and earning extra money.
However, as an international student your position is different than that from Dutch students.
Pro-tip: do not rely on the income of a side-job to cover your studies and living expenses.
Before coming here to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), make a financial budget plan.
Mainly, as an international student you should be prepared for:
- Employers are usually looking for people who speak and/or understand Dutch;
- Non-EU/EEA students face specific legal restrictions concerning the number of hours they are allowed to work;
- Non-EU/EEA students need to get a work permit through their employer. Employers can consider this to be a hassle.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It's not mandatory to learn Dutch, but it will greatly improve your chances of finding a job. Many employers won't hire you if you're unable to understand and/or speak the Dutch language at a fair level. Jobs where English is the main working language are in the minority.