Work Part-time When You Study Abroad

Study Abroad & Work Part-Time

Working part-time or full-time while studying can be an enriching experience, not only for your CV, but also for your social and professional networks. It’s a great way to gain valuable work experience and potentially secure a full-time job after graduation.

All European universities have their dedicated career office where you can find various job opportunities that will fit your schedule.  The university Student Union is also a major source, where you may find part-time job opportunities from companies that hire students to cover their part-time needs.

At UniBridge – Study Abroad, we’re dedicated to helping students with academic and career advice. We have partnerships with numerous universities and are committed to ensuring that our candidates are satisfied with our services. We also offer career guidance counseling.

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands, you’ll need international health insurance to apply for jobs. Fortunately, it’s easy to get and tailored to international students. As a student, you’ll work part-time for about 10-20 hours per week and earn a minimum wage that varies based on your age.

Additionally, students under 30 who work at least 56 hours per month with a legal contract and are registered in their municipality can access a Supplementary Loan of up to €930 per month.

United Kingdom

In the UK, student visa allows students to work up to 20 hours per week in parallel with their study months and change to full-time during holidays. The minimum wage changes every year and depends on your age.

Minimum wage for students aged 18-20 is £6.83/hour, students aged 21 and 22 earn £9.18/hour and students 23 and over earn £9.50/hour.  UK businesses often give bonusses to high performing employees, who may also be promoted to supervisors and increase their earnings per hour..


Denmark’s education system and lack of tuition fees attract many students each year. However, it may be more challenging to find a front desk job if you don’t speak Danish.  Attending Danish courses can significantly improve your chances of finding work. As a working student, you’ll work 10-20 hours per week and earn an hourly wage of approximately €10 per hour (DKK 85).  Additionally, Denmark offers a grant of €800-900 per month to students who work at least 12 hours per week.


Swedish universities don’t charge tuition fees for EU students.  If you have an EU passport  you can work without a work permit.  The minimum hourly wage for students is €12 (SEK 120), depending on the job or the company policy.  Sweden also offers a Student Care Loan of up to €1,000 per month, of which you will need to repay only the €700.

The majority of the Swedish population do speak English, but in order to find a well-paid job, speaking the Swedish language gives you more chances.  This will also help you in mingling with the local society.  Swedish language courses may be free in most universities. .  

Contact UniBridge

If you have any questions or need assistance with selecting what to study, where to study, or support with your applications, please contact UniBridge Tel. 2100108645.


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