Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section for individuals planning to go abroad! We have compiled a list of common queries to provide you with helpful information. If you still have any unanswered questions after reading through this content, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Moving To The Netherlands.
Finding housing is hard at the moment, so start searching for accommodation as early as you can. Make use of all the sources you can. Some universities might have their own housing facilities. Social media groups can be utilised as well, especially Facebook groups. There are other platforms, but they often ask for a fee and do not guarantee success. More information can be found in our blog about housing
Some universities might. However, it is not common. Get in contact with them as early as you can to see if they do.
Some universities provide a platform with Student jobs offered by companies in the area. Although the application process is usually done on your own.
Working In The Netherlands
That is not necessary. There are jobs in The Netherlands where candidates are welcome only speaking English. Our platforms provide an overview of English-speaking jobs.
As a European resident, you can work in The Netherlands freely. As a non-european student you require a permit.
Students in the Netherlands usually work around 16 – 24 hours a week. This is due to the fact that when applying for student finance you need to work 16 hours per week to receive the loan.
As long as you have a BSN number, you can start working in The Netherlands. This number can only be applied for when you have arrived in The Netherlands. Take a look at our to-do’s to see what you should arrange after arrival.
Dutch interviewers like to see you arrive on time and show that you are motivated to do the job.
Experience is always a plus, it is not a requirement. Always apply for the job even if you think that you do not yet have the right skillset.. Always highlight the skills and experiences you do have.
You should be covered by Dutch health insurance when working in the Netherlands. If not you risk getting fined by the government.
Students in the Netherlands usually work around 16 – 24 hours a week. This is because when applying for student finance, you need to work 16 hours per week to receive the loan.
The government in the Netherlands decides on the minimum wage. However, companies can augment this to suit their surroundings.
Depending on the field, make sure to show your related experience. As well as, showing motivation and eagerness to learn.
Working in The Netherlands as a non-EU student
Working in the Netherlands as a non-EU student is possible. When applying for a job your employer can request a working permit for you. You either have the possibility to work 16 hours a week during the school year or you can choose to work 40 hours a week during the months of June, July and August.
Applying to Going Abroad
Once you have found the job that suits you, you will be contacted via phone call by one of our recruiters. They will help establish exactly what you need to work in the Netherlands and depending on your profile, forward you to a job opportunity.
No, our services are free of charge.
We offer jobs that vary from hospitality, retail, logistics and customer service.