Veelgestelde vragen

Can I use the 30% facility?

If you come to work in the Netherlands, you may incur additional expenses, for example, accommodation, travel expenses and course fees. Under certain conditions, your employer is allowed to pay 30% of your wage tax-free. Look on the website of the tax and customs administration for more information and the conditions.

If your actual line manager at Utrecht University agrees with reimbursement of travel expenses for commuting, the costs will be reimbursed. The travel allowance amounts to € 0.08 per kilometre, with a maximum of 60 kilometres a day.

On-call employees are paid weekly. Hours declarations approved by the line manager before Wednesday 9 am will be processed in the same week. As a rule, this means the wages will be paid into your bank account on Friday at the latest.

You will only have to declare your hours if you have a contract with deferred duty of performance (if you are an on-call employee). Employees with a monthly wage will automatically be paid for the number of hours stipulated in their contract.

You can declare your hours digitally in your account. If you do not yet have an account, you can create one via Once the hours entered have been approved by your line manager they will be processed. You can track the status of your declaration in the relevant timesheet.