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Government support for entrepreneurs

Regulations for student entrepreneurs

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency | Statistics Netherlands organisation (CBS)

Student entrepreneurs are youths who start or already have their own business during their studies. The Dutch government encourages initiativesExternal link that ensure that students are able to combine their studies with building a successful business. For example, it should be possible for an entrepreneurial student to graduate while running their own business. You can approach the Centre of Entrepreneurship of your university of applied sciences or university for practical assistance and support.

In general, the rules and regulations of the Dutch government that you will have to deal with as a (starting) student entrepreneur are often the same as for other entrepreneurs.

Checklists

General checklist for starting a business in the Netherlands

Checklist for entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in the Netherlands.

Regulations

Entrepreneurial students and student finance

Students who began their degree since September 2015 do not receive a grant and may earn unlimited amounts. Students who began before then may receive a reduced grant and loan depending on whether their earnings exceed a certain limit.

Starting a business as a minor

You must be granted limited legal capacity from a subdistrict court to be able to perform legal acts as an underage business owner.

Student entrepreneurs

Number of people aged 15 to 25 years following formal education who are self-employed professionals.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Statistics Netherlands organisation (CBS)