If you wish to look for a (graduate) job, an internship, or a side job in the Netherlands, there are a number of things you should know.
Dutch health insurance is mandatory
Through the link below, you can find for more information on health insurance in the Netherlands.
Whether or not you need a permit to work in the Netherlands depends on your nationality.
Citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom do not need a work permit and there are no restrictions on the number of hours you can work.
Citizens of other countries do need a work permit (the permit is free of charge) and there are rules and regulations depending on whether you’re working during your studies or after you’ve graduated.
If you wish to work in the Netherlands, you will need a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer, BSN). A BSN is a personal tax and social security number. Every person living in the Netherlands must have one. You will automatically receive a BSN when you register with the municipality. There is no way to receive a BSN without registering with the municipality.
There are about 3,000 international companies in the Amsterdam region. The top industries in the Amsterdam region for internationals are ICT, Finances, Business, Creative industry, but also life sciences and agri-food.
The UvA Student Careers Centre supports UvA students in shaping their future with advice for finding a relevant internship and/or a graduate job. For related side jobs, internships and temporary job services you can follow the links below. These services are open to all UvA students of all degree programmes.
For students from non-EU/EEA countries, there are strict rules for working in the Netherlands during your studies.