Applying a work permit and exemptions
To work in the Netherlands a work permit maybe required. The work permit is a document which Delft University of Technology (TUD) must obtain in order to employ staff of certain nationalities. Note that 'employment' is subject to a very broad definition: internships and PhD practical studies are also regarded as employment, even if unsalaried.
The purpose of this permit is to protect the Dutch labour market. Whether you can get a work permit depends on your situation and on the type of work you are going to do. A Dutch institute for employee insurance policies, UWV, will assess whether they issue a work permit.
Applying for a work permit
HR Services will apply on your behalf.
A work permit is not required for the following categories:
- Staff with an EU/EER or Swiss nationality (with exemption of Croatia)
- Croatian staff who had already a work permit for a year
- NON-EU Scientific Knowledge Workers employed by TUD
- NON-EU Scientific Knowledge Workers guest by TUD
- Holders of a valid residence permit with the notification
“Arbeid wel toegestaan,TWV niet vereist”.
- Staff who have a permanent valid residence permit
- Teachers or researchers working at TUD and who doesn’t need a residence permit. This includes short-term teachers and academic staff. Exemption applies only if you can submit a diploma with a university degree and is only applied for short or irregular stays.