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What is Student@work for?

What is Student@work for?

Student@work is an online application that enables you to check how many hours you can still work as a student at reduced social contributions.

You and your employer pay less in social contributions for a student job. This makes working in student jobs an interesting way to earn money.

But the number of hours you can work at reduced social contributions in a student job is limited. The government gives you a package of 600 hours each calendar year: your quota. If you work more, the social contributions go up again.

Why would you use Student@work?

  • Student@work helps you to check how many hours of student work you can still do at reduced social contributions – and so prevents you from exceeding your quota of 600 hours.
  • With Student@work you can make a certificate for your employer.
    With this certificate you can show an employer how much time you can still work without exceeding the quota of 600 hours.
  • Student@work gives you a list of all student jobs that you have already carried out as a student and for which you have a student agreement.

What can you see?

This depends on how you log in.

  • With a user name and password:
    • you can see the number of hours remaining
    • you can make a certificate for an employer
  • With an eID or token you can see additional data:
    • the employers you have a student agreement with
    • the periods stated in your student agreement
    • your gross salary for the past quarters
    • how the number of remaining hours was calculated
    • the contents of your eBox

Read How to log in to Student@work? to get a better understanding of the possible login procedures.

What are you unable to see?

Student@work shows all the information related to your 600 hours.

So you won't find: your wage, your position, your working hours and all kinds of other things stated in your student agreement or that have nothing to do with your 600 hours.

Your personal eBox

Student@work is linked to the eBox, a personal electronic letterbox in which you receive electronic documents from the social security organisations.


You can recognise the eBox by the following widget: ebox
The figure indicates the number of unread documents in your eBox.

Activating the eBox

You can open your eBox by clicking on the figure in the widget. The first time you use it you will be asked to provide your email address in order to activate the eBox.

What can you find in the eBox?

Every time you make a certificate for your employer, this document is also automatically sent to your eBox. It will remain available for two months.

student attest

Apart from Student@work and the NSSO, other governmental bodies also use the eBox, which means that you will probably receive other documents in your eBox in the future.

With eID or token only

The eBox widget is only visible when you register with an eID card or token. However, your certificates will always be sent to your eBox, even when you register with a user name and password.