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Working in the Netherlands for non-EU

This information session deals with the cultural and legal aspects of working in the Netherlands as a international non-EU student/graduate.

If you are a non-EU student/graduate and you are thinking about (starting) your career in the Netherlands during your studies or after graduation, you might have a lot of questions about the official rules and regulations. Or about the habits and do’s and don’ts in the Dutch working environment. During this information session we will provide you with the most important information regarding the legal aspects for non-EU students/graduates and the specific cultural challenges of working in the Netherlands.


14.45 - 15.00   Walk in and welcome! 
15.00 - 15.15   Opening by Career Services
15.15 - 15.45   Muhyadin Mohamud  & Sofia Helbing - Everaert Immigration Lawyers
15.45 - 16.00   BREAK
16.00-  16.30   Aimee Bleeker - Broadstreet International tax specialist 
16.30-17.00   William Lee  - Netherlands Point of Entry


Sofia joined Everaert Advocaten as a paralegal in September 2021, having completed a student internship at the firm during her master’s. In December 2023 she was sworn in as lawyer. At Everaert Advocaten, she mainly focuses on family and labour migration.

Sofia studied Law with a specialization in Juvenile Law at the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and the North-West University in South Africa. She wrote her Bachelor’s thesis on immigration issues in Malaysia and during her master’s she focused on the rights of children in the context of migration.

Before starting her work at Everaert, she gained work experience at the Court of Amsterdam and gave out legal advice at the Kinder- en Jongerenrechtswinkel Amsterdam.

Muhyadin assists corporate and private clients with obtaining residence permits and visas for employment-related purposes and family reunification. In recent years, he specialized himself in advising on applications for residence and work on religious grounds. Muhyadin also advises clients on bringing foreign workers to the Netherlands for the construction of mega yachts. He can further inform you on the conditions for bringing top athletes to the Netherlands.

In 2022, Muhyadin was sworn in as a lawyer, having started his career at Everaert in 2019 as a student-intern and then working as a paralegal.

In 2020, Muhyadin completed his master’s degree in constitutional and administrative law with honours. During his masters, he participated in the national student moot court contest, which is organized annually by the Administrative Law Association. During his studies, Muhyadin gained work experience at the municipality of Amsterdam, where he mainly dealt with administrative enforcement.

Are you a foreign employee or a self-employed individual working in the Netherlands? You are required to pay tax in the Netherlands. Broadstreet is specialized in expat tax matters and can help you with completing complex forms, so that you can focus on your job and social life in the Netherlands. Broadstreet has been advising professionals, entrepreneurs and expats for over 25 years on the realisation of their personal and financial goals.

Aimee studied Finance, Tax and Advice at the HvA and has completed various internships to gain experience in the tax field. Aimee is a expert in the 30% rulling and is happy to help you with this.

The Netherlands Point of Entry is the first stop for international talent looking to work or set up a business in the Netherlands. 
During this presentation we will tell you all you need to know about:

  • Why and how to kickstart your career in the Netherlands
  • The entrepreneurial startup and scale-up ecosystem in the Netherlands
  • The work and entrepreneurial permits and the requirements
  • A job portal with over 8000 jobs listed at over 1500 companies (English speaking vacancies, no Dutch required!)

Who can participate?

Non-EU students of the Leiden University and alumni within the first year after graduation. English will be the main language of this information session.

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