Next to their studies, students usually work one or two days a week in catering services or in a shop. Doing so, they earn 440 euro gross per month.

This information has been sifted out of the data by the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS, government department for data and statistics). Sixteen percent of the students worked as a bartender or waiter in 2012.  Another fifteen percent was a ‘sales person’. Nearly one in five has no income from labor. These students probably get more money from their parents or dare to lend more from DUO, but CBS has no insight in that.

Hbo students earn more

Hbo students more often had a part time job than university students (88 against 75 percent) and their monthly income was, on average, ninety euros higher (470 against 380 euros per month). They probably work more, but it could also be dependent on the hourly wage.

Seniors work more

The CBS only looks at students who had a right for a basic grant (studiefinanciering) or loan, so only Dutch students are included. The CBS makes no distinction between students with a grant or a loan. Presumably, students more often take a part time job when their basic grant ends: nineteen year-olds on average work ten hours a week, 24 y/o’s more than fourteen hours. Often, it is a flexible job, according to the CBS. Only a quarter of the students had a fixed contract. HOP