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Are you looking to get a student job, here in Antwerp? Does earning some extra cash to spend during your stay here sound interesting?

In Antwerp you can definitely work, even if you only speak English! In the vibrant hospitality industry, as a babysitter, as a vendor at the market—everything is possible!

To make sure you have the best experience working in Antwerp, it's best to familiarize yourself with the regulations.


For EU / EEA students and students from Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland, the same rules as Belgian students apply. As a student, you are allowed to work a maximum of 600 hours without being subject to taxation (except for social security contributions). Make sure not to exceed this maximum! You'd risk losing your student status and advantages.

For non-EU or EEA students, the rules are stricter. As a student, you can work a maximum of 20 hours per week (during school weeks). During school holidays, you're allowed to work more hours a week.

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For more even information on working as a student, check out Student & Antwerp.

It's important to note that Antwerp Management School (AMS) classes are typically scheduled from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm, and attendance is expected. That's why we generally advise against committing to a part-time job that requires your presence during this time. Occasional or casual work definitely remains an option though!

Want to start looking for a job? Try looking through these platforms!


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