International students who would like to take paid work alongside their studies are allowed to do so. However, depending on your nationality, you can only do this for a limited number of hours per week and only if the employer has applied for a work permit for you. If you are from the EU/EEA or from Switzerland, you are free to work without restrictions.
If you are from a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, there are some restrictions if you want to take a job next to your studies. You need a permit and you can only work for a maximum of ten hours a week or, instead, you can work full-time during the summer months June, July and August.
You need to be aware that as soon as you pick up a job, you are obliged to take out the Dutch basic healthcare insurance. If you do not meet this requirement, you risk a fine of around € 350.
For more specific and up-to-date information, please contact the university of your choice.