You can work while you are studying in Belgium. The rules are basically the same as for Belgian students, but there are a few more things to investigate.
If you have acquired a visa for Belgium to study here, you can work if studying is your main occupation. You will need to have a residence permit, which also serves as your work permit, and you must follow a complete study in Belgium. There is also a limit on your working hours during the school year, which is maximum of 20 hours a week (except during the school holidays).
Students of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Sweden can work without any hassle and do not have a limit.
For more information on working as a student, check out Student & Antwerp.
Please note that classes at AMS will be scheduled from Monday to Friday (between 9 am – 5 pm) and we expect you to attend classes. Therefore, it is not recommended to commit to a part-time job. Some casual work, however, is an option.
In regards to finding a job, here are some tips:
Via Student@Work you can find a list of companies that are regularly looking for student workers. Next to that many bars and restaurants in Antwerp are also looking for students, especially during the summer months. Some of our students also work for delivery services like Deliveroo and Uber Eats, because it is casual work (you can choose when you work) which makes it easier to combine with your studies.