Working

Every year, several thousand students work during the academic year or during the holidays to finance their studies.


 

Working during your studies

Foreign students can work during their studies if they follow a full time course in a higher establishment recognised by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and if they have a valid residence permit.

If you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area, a work permit may be necessary.

Useful links: Website of the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue


 

Working after completing your studies

After completing your studies in Belgium, if you are recruited by a Belgian company, you will need to find out about the legislation in force for nationals of the European Union or a State from outside the European Union (request for a working permit for foreign students from outside the EU, contracts, taxes, etc.).

Useful links: Website of the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue

Employment services are set up within most higher education institutions in order to help you to plan your professional career and to get your foot on the career ladder. These services will also offer you tools to help you draw up a CV, cover letters and recruitment interviews – links.


 

Please note: The theoretical courses are often supplemented by professional internships during or at the end of the course of study (transition between higher education course and the world of work). The internships offer students the possibility of acquiring practical experience in the business world or European and international administration.