Waiting period

If you want to work after your studies, you first need to register as a jobseeker with the VDAB.  The waiting period is an important aspect here. You must wait out this period before you can apply for any unemployment benefits. If you’re 25 years old before the end of the waiting period, you cannot receive any benefits, but it is still advisable to register with the VDAB.  You can find more information on these regulations on the website.