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Young master: do I need a master degree to apply for the 30% ruling?


Hi, I am eligible for all criteria of young master except for having a master degree. Is it a must or also applications with bachelor degree are welcome to apply for 30% ruling?


Having a master degree (which is recognized in the Netherlands as a master degree) is a must if you want to apply for the 30% ruling using the lower required salary condition. If you don't have a master degree the standard required salary is applicable. So you can still apply for the ruling but you will have to show a higher salary.

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Comments (2)
Comment by Dinesh on Sat, May 19th, 2018 at 12:09 AM
Hi, I want to clarify if I can apply 30% ruling. I studied Masters in Germany and moved to the Netherlands for the job in April 2018. I have been recruited from abroad but the distance between the German address and Dutch border is less than 150 km (out of 2 years 15 months with less than 150 km and 9 months more than 150 km. Can you please let me if I am applicable for 30% or not? If yes, how can I apply? Thanks a lot Regards, Dinesh
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Wed, Sep 26th, 2018 at 5:39 PM
If you lived less than 150 km from Dutch border during at least 16 months of the 24 months before coming to the Netherlands then you indeed don‘t qualify for the 30% ruling.
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