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Government support for entrepreneurs

Rules and regulations for student entrepreneurs

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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 successfully business. For example, it should be possible for an entrepreneurial student to graduate while running their own business. You may approach the Centre of Entrepreneurship of your university of applied sciences or university for practical assistance and support.

Rules and regulations

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.

Guide for starting a business in the Netherlands

By consulting this guide you can quickly see which general obligations you must satisfy.

Entrepreneurial students and student grants and loans

Your student grants and loans may no longer apply (partially) depending on how much you earn with your own business.

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.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44