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VU International News and Reviews No. 114 June 4 2018

August 2019

The maximum that non-EU students are allowed to work alongside their study in the Netherlands has been extended to 16 hours per week. This is an extension to the previous maximum of 10 hours per week. The alternative of not working during the semester, but full time in the three summer months, has remained unchanged.

The change is the impact of a European regulation, EU Directive 2016/801, which was adopted on May 11, 2016, to stimulate the mobility of students and academics within the European Union. So the same change will have been implemented – or will be implemented – throughout the European Union.

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