Citizen Service Number (BSN)
Maastricht University can only make payments to employees who have a Citizen Service Number (CSN).The CSN is necessary for deducting your taxes and social security contributions. The CSN replaced the “sofi” (social and financial) number as from January 2007. Everyone who has obtained a “sofi” number at the Tax office will retain that number as their CSN.
All those registering with the municipal authorities will automatically obtain a CSN. In exceptional cases it might be necessary to visit the tax office for obtaining a CSN.
The Knowledge Centre for International Staff has made special arrangements with the Municipality of Maastricht and will guide and accompany foreign staff through the procedure to obtain a CSN.
Please contact the Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS) for more assistance.