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Day: 4 January 2022

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Student Life in nijmegen

studying in nijmegen

Student Life in Nijmegen

life of a student in nijmegen

Student life in a cosy town named Nijmegen.

Nijmegen is a student-friendly city with lots of new coming students from all around the world. Nijmegen is known for cycling and is also called the Cycling capital of the Netherlands in 2016. Of course, whenever you are in the Netherlands always be prepared for rain. But this does not take away the beauty of Nijmegen. You as a student can grab a cup of coffee always everywhere. A lovely place to get some coffee is First Things First, which is next to the ‘Waal’ river.

Expenses you have as a student in Nijmegen.

The highest cost you will probably have is the rent you must pay for your room. This is on average €340,- which is lower than the national average of the Netherlands. This is beneficial in order to either save the money or spend it on something you would like to buy. Food will be your second-highest expense. You will need to buy food this is around €250,- a month. To keep the cost low Lidl is the better option for you.

cost of living student in nijmegen

Vacancies

Part-Time international student work in Nijmegen. 

Student Jobs Nijmegen

Are you looking for a student job in Nijmegen, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to know more about what vacancies are open in Nijmegen for international students? Browse our vacancies or send us a WhatsApp by clicking the button on this page. 

 

Sightseeing as a student in Nijmegen.

There are many things to do in Nijmegen. As new coming students you must see and get to know the city. Nijmegen is many beautiful places, museums, and public sculptures where you can go to.

The Riverpark of Nijmegen – Perfect place to relax, walk, bike or when you are a runner, this is the place to be. You walk over the dike, which controls the water levels of the Waal River. In the summer the river can be used to sup (stand up paddling), canoeing, or a nice swim.

Bike museum Velorama – This museum is the only bike museum in the Netherlands. This museum goes back in time to some of the original bikes. Also, the bikes of the royal family are shown there and many more. It’s very interesting to go there as the Netherlands is the bike capital of the world. Therefore, it’s good to go to Velorama as you will learn some Dutch history as well.

The face of Nijmegen – through the eyes of the past, is what the sculpture is called. This Face is 6 meters high and 4.5 meters wide. This face functioned as face protection from a roman soldier 2000 years ago. The artist from Nijmegen Andreas Hetfeld made their own creation from face protection.

student life in nijmegen
life of a student in nijmegen

Sports in Nijmegen.

Sport as a student is very important, many students are not yet going to the gym or going for a walk. To make it easier for you to find a suitable gym we give you a list of gyms in Nijmegen. Han and Radboud have their own sports centre. Han has the sports centre SENECA this is about €209,- a year, which is only €17,42 a month. As mentioned Radboud has its own sports centre as well. Their sports centre is RSC which €123 per year.

Other gyms:

Fit For Free – Price €19,99

 Basic-Fit – €19,99

Big Gym  – €22,50

My Health Club – €14,95

And many more…

Working out or going for walks helps not only physically, but also mental health. Increasing your mental health gives your study a boost and it will open you up to more amazing things.

Nightlife in Nijmegen.

Partying is definitely something you will see all around the centre of Nijmegen. Students love to party till the morning. There are many pubs and clubs where you can go to. Cafe Samson,  in de blaauwe hand, Camelot, bascafe, Werf Bar & Diner, and Cafe Daen. Or are you into something with more dancing, than these are the places to check; Drie gezusters, NDRGRND and Malle Babbe cafe. The nightlife in Nijmegen gives you great opportunities to connect with people and other international students. Some people became lifetime friends, even though they live across the world. Therefore, nights out could also expand your network for now and in the future. So don’t stress and go out.

Conclusion:

Now that you have read through this article about student life in Nijmegen, I can imagine you are excited to visit the city or even live there. Moreover, being a student also means living a healthy lifestyle, connecting with people, and also paying bills. These bills you have to pay are not cheap. But in order to pay them without stress, you might consider finding a part-time student job. Please read this article about all the benefits of working a part-time job in the Netherlands as an international student. To warm you up a bit, you can get extra money on top of your salary!! Are you excited to live and work in Nijmegen? (Leave a comment)

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Student Jobs in Rotterdam

international student work rotterdam

Student Jobs in Rotterdam


Student Jobs in Rotterdam:
If you are looking for the perfect job in addition to your studies in Rotterdam, you are on the right page. Here we explain which vacancies can be found to make a nice addition to your CV. It can seem hard to find a student job as an international student, you might struggle finding the right job because you do not speak Dutch. Most vacancies you find online are written in Dutch, but this doesn’t mean you cannot work if you only speak English + your native language. Rotterdam has more than enough opportunities to work as an international’s student.  

Which student jobs can you do when you only speak English?

Rotterdam is one of the most international cities in The Netherlands and therefore more and more employers do not find it a problem if a student employee speaks English.  English speaking student jobs are most often found in the hospitality business, the hospitality business in Rotterdam is broad. Working in hospitality is the total industry that deals with the reception of guests, such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, catering, congresses, etc. Delivery or logistic jobs are also popular for international students, with these jobs there is less contact with the customer, you work alone more than in hospitality.

Vacancies

Part-Time international student work. 

Student Jobs Rotterdam

Are you looking for a student job in Rotterdam, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to know more about what vacancies are open in Rotterdam for international students? Browse our vacancies or send us a WhatsApp by clicking the button on this page. 

Part-time work for International Students.

Working whilst studying will require extra planning and dedication, but with finding a job there is more than enough flexibility, you can work between 8 and 32 hours per week when finding a part-time student job in Rotterdam. Most often employers make a schedule in advance, you give your availability every 2-3 weeks. If you prefer to have a fixed day you can discuss this with the employer. Most employers give an estimate of the hours you can work per week, on our job board every vacancy has the estimate.

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part-time student job in rotterdam

If a company does not say they hire international students, should I even apply?

You might have that cute coffee place around the corner of your accommodation where you would love to work on the weekends, but you went to their website and it is all in Dutch, when translating the vacancy, you found out it says Dutch is a must. Should you still apply? The answer is yes, if you really fancy working at that one specific place, go for it! They might say Dutch is mandatory because they have never thought about working with international students. If you do not feel comfortable with this approach and do not have one specific company, there is a way easier approach. On our job board all the employers are specifically looking for international students, no need to doubt if they would hire you if fit the job requirements of course. 😉 

Do I need a working permit to work alongside my study?

This depends on your nationality, if you have a European or Swiss passport you are allowed to work in The Netherlands without limitations. If you are from a non-EU country, there are regulations to working. You can read everything on these regulations on our page about working as an international student in The Netherlands.

How to enhance my chance of getting hired?

Enhancing your chance of getting hired is not hard, it is all based on a few different elements in the application process. For example, you found the perfect job on our website fitting all your needs, how to make sure you will be the one getting the job.

student jobs in rotterdam

Step 1: Read thoroughly through the vacancy.

An effective vacancy has the following elements: job description, qualities they are looking for in the person, availability and what is being asked of you. If you like the job description you should make sure you check the boxes if you fit in the profile the company makes. If the vacancy states they are looking for a part-time employee in the weekend and you are only available during the week, you might conclude you are not the right fit for the job. If you are not 100% sure if you fit the vacancy, apply for the job but add this as a comment, sometimes there is still a possibility to make an exception. 

work as an international student in rotterdam

Step 2: Write a good resume.

An effective vacancy has the following elements: job description, qualities they are looking for in the person, availability and what is being asked of you. If you like the job description you should make sure you check the boxes if you fit in the profile the company makes. If the vacancy states they are looking for a part-time employee in the weekend and you are only available during the week, you might conclude you are not the right fit for the job. If you are not 100% sure if you fit the vacancy, apply for the job but add this as a comment, sometimes there is still a possibility to make an exception. 

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Step 3: Prepare for your interview and first day.

If you want to gain an advantage over the other applicants you should prepare well for your interview, if you can show you did some research (it can be as easy as scanning the website for 5 minutes) the person hiring you can see you are genuinely interested. This might be one of the simplest but most effective ways to gain an advantage on your application process in getting your perfect student job. Also make sure to be proactive on your first day, if there are multiple people applying for the job, they will most likely choose the person showing the most interest. Check the video for some good tips on acing your job interview, you might think it is not important for a student job but use this interview to practice for a more serious job in the future.

Conclusion.

look at the right place to find nice jobs. Hospitality is a popular workplace for international students, you easily get to know new people and at the same time, you can make money. Student jobs are flexible and therefore can be done from 8 till 32 hours a week. As an EU student you do not need a working permit, as a non-EU student you, unfortunately, have different regulations, read them here. If you find the right job suiting all your needs in Rotterdam, make sure you enhance your chances in the application process. 

Are you looking for a student job in Rotterdam, but don’t know where to start? Would you like to know more about what vacancies are open in Rotterdam for international students? Browse our vacancies or send us a WhatsApp by clicking the button on this page. 

Vacancies

Part-Time international student work. 

Student Jobs Rotterdam