Working While You Study and Work in Europe

study and work in europe

international students studying abroad frequently get jobs to supplement their income or gain work experience while studying overseas, but must understand that working during study comes with its own set of rules and requirements.

Most European countries allow students to work while they study. Laws vary between nations; some require having enough funding for both academic and living expenses while others set work limitations such as 20 hours weekly.

Germany – Home to several world-renowned universities, two of them ranking among the best 300 worldwide, tuition fees are very reasonable in Germany and there are many scholarships available to assist students afford their studies.

The Netherlands – The Dutch are well known for their entrepreneurial and engineering spirit, but also boast an excellent education system and plenty of captivating attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House – not forgetting their iconic windmills and bulb fields that stand as testaments of this land of opportunity.

France – Renowned for its wine, food and culture, France has long been one of the premier study-abroad destinations. Reasonably priced international students find France attractive, and there are numerous scholarships available. Most recently, however, the French government passed legislation that will enable students to work 20 hours per week while studying there; previous policies only permitted 10-15 hour work weeks while abroad.


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