Portal for

    Job boards

    The Job Board VUB-EhB (Erasmus University College Brussels) gives priority to VUB-students with financial needs. All vacancies for student jobs can be found on these Job Boards.

    Job Board VUB - EhB

    VUB - EhB

    Job Board universities and university colleges

    JOS - Job Board

    Community organisations in Brussels


    Publish a job offer for VUB-EhB students



    You can also contact temporary recruitment agencies in Brussels (or the city where you live) in your search for a student job (e.g. Adecco, Tempo-Team, Randstad, t-interim, etc.). If you look for ‘interim’ in a search engine robot, you will find several agencies.

    Administrative steps

    If you see an interesting job offers on our Job Boards, you can get in touch with the Student jobs team to receive the contact details for the job vacancy you are interested in.

    1. Personal data

    If it's your first employment at the VUB, we need your personal data to draft the employment contract. You can come by in person during the opening hours of the Job Service. Make sure you bring your ID or residence card, student card, bank card and work permit C (if needed) with you.

    If you previously worked at the VUB, make sure we have your actual and correct data.

    As soon as we have all your data, we can draft a student employment contract on your behalf. You will get a notification by e-mail.

    2. Student(at)work-attestation

    For every student employment contract at the VUB, we need a valid student(at)work-attestation. If you have an e-ID card or residence permit and an e-ID-reader, you can download it from the Student At Work website. If you do not have an e-ID-reader, you use the computers at the Job Service to download your attestation.

    If you don’t have an e-ID card or residence card, you can contact the National Social Security Office and ask for a token or login with a password.

    After retrieving this attestation, you need to save this document as a pdf-document: NAME_SURNAME.pdf. Afterwards, you  send this document by e-mail to: studentatwork50days@vub.ac.be.

    A student(at)work-attestation is only valid for 3 months, so make sure we always have a valid attestation if you are planning to work at the VUB in the near future.

    After sending this attestation, it can take a few days before your student employment contract is ready. You will receive a notification by email when your student employment contract is ready and you can come to the Job Service to sign it.


    Important: make sure you always sign your student employment contract before you start work! If you do not sign your student contract on time, your salary may be delayed.

    Who can work as a student?

    To work as a student in Belgium, you must meet certain conditions. 

    You can work with a student employment contract:

    • if studying is your main activity and any job is clearly a subordinate activity.
    • if you are not working when you are supposed to be attending classes.


    You are no longer considered a student:

    • if you have been working for 12 months or more at the same employer. Once these 12 months have passed, you can no longer perform a student job for this employer. However, you can still work for another employer with a student employment contract.
    • if studying is not your main activity (e.g. if you are attending evening classes, after your work, as an employee.

    Depending on your nationality, a work permit may be required!

    Work permit C

    Specific regulations for PhD students

    • PhD students with a scholarship normally cannot work in a student job. Students who have a scholarship subject to social security (RSZ) deductions cannot work. Even in the case of students holding a scholarship not subject to social security contributions, often one of the conditions of the scholarship is that the student is not permitted to work.
    • Self-supporting PhD students not holding a scholarship may work in a student job. Non-EEA students must have a work permit C in order to work during the academic year.
    • PhD students who receive a salary and are officially regarded as employees, not as students, may not work in a student job.

    Social security & taxes

    In doubt if you have to pay social security contributions or taxes? Certain measures were taken to exempt most student labor from paying taxes. 

    Social security contributions

    In principle, all employees, including students, must pay social security contributions to the National Social Security Office (NSSO) in order to finance health insurance, holiday pay, etc.

    As a student you receive each calendar year a set of 475 hours during which you can work only paying a solidarity premium of the social security contribution. This means that you are exempt from normal social security contributions during your first 475 hours of student employment.

    Paying taxes

    In April or May, international students who are registered in the foreigner’s register at the city hall will most likely receive a tax form from the Federal Public Service Finance. This individual income tax return relates to the income of the previous calendar year.

    Whether you have to pay income tax in Belgium depends on how much you have earned (in the previous calendar year). If your income remains under a certain amount, you will not have to pay taxes.

    You have to file this tax return, even if you have not earned any income in Belgium or if your income is well below the taxable amount.

    Note! In case you plan to leave Belgium before the tax form has arrived, and you expect a tax refund, you should contact the local tax office and ask for a form that will permit you to declare your income in advance.


    Looking for a job? The Student jobs team can help in your search for a student job and provides information and advice about legal aspects. The earnings from student jobs should be considered as a supplementary source of income, not as main financial means for living in Belgium!

    For students of the Brussels Health Campus  the Student jobs team can be contacted by mail or phone. You can sign your student employment contract at the faculty reception (Building A, room A.042). Students of the Brussels Technology Campus can contact the Job Service of the Erasmus University College Brussels (EhB).

    Student jobs team Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    On Friday 6 October closed at 4 PM

    Opening hours
    Monday to Friday, 1.30 pm - 5 pm (building P, former red-colored student rooms)

    + 32 2 629 23 15 (Tuesday to Friday, 9 am - 12 pm)

    Job Service


    The VUB approaches diversity in society in a positive way, which reflects in our study programmes, student affairs and human resources management. We guarantee we offer equal opportunities for all and we don’t discriminate on the basis of gender, social or ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.

    Consequentially we neither accept job vacancies nor search for student-employees on the basis of discriminatory criteria.