Working while studying

Many students wish to work while they are studying at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Students from most European Union countries can do so without needing a work permit (in Dutch: Tewerkstellings-vergunning, TWV).

Students from outside the EU, as well as students from new member states of the EU generally need a TWV. With this TWV, these students are allowed to work a maximum of ten hours a week during the academic year or three months fulltime in summer.

Health insurance and jobs

You need to be aware that as soon as you pick up a job, or you have a paid internship, you are obliged to take out the Dutch basic healthcare insurance. If you do not meet this requirement you risk a huge fine. This is applicable for both EU and NON-EU/EEA students.

Check the Study in Holland page for more information about working while studying.