Students from an EEA member state or from Switzerland are entitled to work in Belgium throughout the year under the same terms as Belgian students.

Countries in the EEA are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Do you come from a country that is not included in the above list? Then you may work in Belgium if:

  • you have a residence permit marked 'labour market unrestricted'.

    Then you can work as a student under the same conditions as Belgian students
  • you have a residence permit marked 'labour market restricted'.

    Then you can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the school year and unlimited during school holidays.