PhD recruitment day Indonesia 2022 (Jakarta, live)

Date & time

Saturday, October 22nd 2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Jakarta time)

Meeting slots

20-minute interviews
live at Museumplein

Registration for this event is now closed.


This 2022 event has expired. Go to the 2023 edition on October 7th, 2023.


If you have received an interview invitation that mentions the CEST timezone: this is an error. Due to the live nature of the event at the Museumplein of The Embassy of The Netherlands in Jakarta, all times mentioned are local Jakarta times instead of CEST times! Only candidates with a personal invitation for a scheduled interview are invited and can be admitted to the venue. Make sure to bring your ID card or passport.

On Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 we will organize a live PhD recruitment event in Jakarta at the Museumplein at the Dutch Embassy. Free registration is open until Wednesday, October 19th.

Do you want to do your PhD in the Netherlands? Then this opportunity - exclusively for postgraduates from Indonesia and Dutch institutions, professors and recruiters - is your chance. Register now, create a profile, upload your CV and get an opportunity to be invited for a one-on-one live interview in Jakarta by a Dutch professor to discuss your (draft) research proposal or research ideas. For free!

The sooner you complete your registration, the sooner professors are able to study your CV.

This is your opportunity to talk with your possible future Dutch PhD supervisor about your research ideas. Take your chance to have a 20-minute one-on-one interview!

This event is organized and supported by The Embassy of the kingdom of The Netherlands in Indonesia, Nuffic Neso Indonesia and AcademicTransfer.

This is how attractive we have made it for you as a master's student who wants to come to the Netherlands to do a PhD:

  • Did you know that you almost never pay tuition fees to do a four-year full-time PhD trajectory in the Netherlands? (There are just a few faculties with exemptions to this rule).
  • And did you know that all universities in the Netherlands are ranked in the top of the global worldwide rankings (position 201 and better)?
  • And perhaps even most practical: the Netherlands is centrally located in Europe, and distances are short.
  • Best kept secret: you don't have to learn the Dutch language! Almost all Dutch people speak English, and you can do your dissertation and research in English.
  • And 20 more things that make The Netherlands unique! 


  • A master's degree (or soon obtaining).
    In the Netherlands, a master’s degree is obligatory to start a PhD. You can only participate in this event if you have a master’s degree or if you soon obtain a master’s degree. If you have a bachelor’s degree you can not participate and can not apply for an interview. 
  • A good level of English, a TOEFL/IELTS certificate (or soon obtaining)
    To communicate with your Dutch and international colleagues you need to have a good level of English.  Most Dutch universities require a TOEFL score of 80 and higher or IELTS of 6.5 and higher. You do not need to speak or write Dutch, all your research can be done in English and Dutch society’s second language is English too.
  • Own funding or willing to apply for a scholarship

    This event is only for Indonesian candidates who can bring their own funding or willing to apply for it at their national scholarship providers. The Dutch university that selected you, can help you fill in the right documents.

  • The funding must cover 4 full years for your cost of living (about €1300/month). The universities will -in most cases- waive tuition fees in return (i.e. you do not have to pay the universities for doing your PhD).

  • Examples of organizations (but not limited to) for obtaining such funding are:
  • An up-to-date English CV and a short personal research statement
    Please make sure your CV and research statement is in English. Documents in any other language will be neglected. (if you struggle with a short research statement, get inspiration in this video at 11 min 20 sec).

If you meet all requirements and want to get the chance to have a one-on-one interview with a Dutch professor or university recruiter, you can register until October 20th, 2022. Please be aware: do not wait until the deadline. The sooner you register, the greater the chance a professor is able to study your application and confirm an appointment! To apply you need to create an account on AcademicTransfer, upload your CV and complete your profile information.   

After you register, Dutch professors will review your CV, research statement and/or proposal and profile. The professors decide who they will invite for a personal video interview. If you are one of the lucky candidates who receive an interview invitation, you will get an email with a time-slot proposal from the professor. 

Although registration is open until October 16th, first come, first served so to say. Make sure you apply as soon as possible to have a greater chance. When professors have found the right candidates or run out of timeslots, the closing date could be adjusted to an earlier deadline. Each professor has a limited number of timeslots for interviews available.

Start today, and complete the easy steps in the coming days:

  1. Create an account on AcademicTransfer by signing up, or sign in if you already have an account
  2. Start your event participation by clicking the orange button on the top of this page
  3. Complete all the required fields in your account and upload your CV (in English!) It helps when you add a short research statement or even a real proposal (some delegates require this). Please note NOT all fields in your account are obligatory. "ORCID ID" for example does not have to be filled in when you have none, and "scholarship" can be filled in as "i want to apply for".
  4. Hit the "complete registration" button. 
  5. You are all set and ready! The delegates will start reading your account and CV.  When you are selected by a delegate he or she will send you an invitation with a time and date, to discuss your PhD research in a one-on-one interview in Erasmus House in Jakarta.
  6. Optional: click the heart-shaped icons at the bottom of the delegate's pictures, when you want to draw their attention ;-) It's like showing you are really keen to meet this person!