Working during study
Many students combine study and working, for instance working as a student-tutor, a student-assistant, taking a temporary job through an employment agency, obtaining a job through an advertisement, searching in de the vacancy database of Career Services or other ways.
When earning money, you have to pay attention to the consequences for instance for your study financing, tax and national health service.
If you are a student from a country outside the EU/EEA or Bulgaria or Romania you need a work permit to work. Your employer should apply for this permit, you can not do this yourself. If you have a residence permit for the purpose of study, you are entitled to work 10 hours per week or three months fulltime during the summer months. You need a social security number (‘sofi nummer’), which you can pick up at the Tax Services once you have obtained your residence permit. You also need a statement from the Universiteit Maastricht that working does not conflict with your studies. If you should need further information you can contact a student dean.
International students with a non-EU/EEA nationality who are doing a traineeship as part of their studies in the Netherlands do not need a work permit anymore. However, there must be a trainee/internship agreement between the employer, the trainee and the host institution. More information you can find on www.nuffic.nl
When you are entitled to study financing, you may earn a certain amount of money per calender year (not per academic year). On the internet site of DUO (www.duo.nl) you will find information about earning money and the maximum amount to be earned.