Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Work while studying

Do you have a residence permit and want to work alongside your studies? Depending on your nationality certain rules and regulations apply.


When you come to the Netherlands and have a residence permit with purpose study certain rules and regulations apply. For example the number of hours you are allowed to work is restricted. 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 employee. Please see Pathfinder below for more information.


Use Pathfinder to see if you need a work permit and how many hours you are allowed to work alongside your studies. Please make sure you fill in your nationality in order for the information to be correct. Check the following results in pathfinder:

  • Work permit for a part-time job
  • Working as an entrepreneur during your studies
Published by  Student Affairs 3 April 2018