The Netherlands Recruitment Day

Date & time

Saturday October 1st 2022
7:00 AM - 23:00 PM (CEST)

Meeting slots

20-minute interviews

Are you a researcher, master, PhD, postdoc, or (assistant/associate) professor? And would you like to proceed with your career in research or higher education in the Netherlands? Join the Netherlands Recruitment Day on October 1st 2022, and get invited for a 20-minute interview with a Dutch professor or recruiter.


To join our recruitment day and be invited for an interview, you will need to have :

  • An up-to-date English CV and a short personal research statement.
  • A master's degree (or soon obtaining) if you want to start a PhD. 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 obtained). To communicate with your 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. All your research can be done in English. It depends on the organisation if you need some Dutch skills too.

Special option for PhD's

Candidates aiming for a PhD position, who can bring their own funding or are willing to apply for it at their national scholarship providers, increase their chances of being selected for an interview significantly. 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 wave tuition fees in return (you do not have to pay for doing your PhD). Examples of organisations (but not limited to) for obtaining such funding are:

Registration procedure

If you meet all requirements and want to get the chance to have a one-on-one interview with a Dutch professor or recruiter, you can register until September 1st, 2022. After clicking the orange button 'Register as candidate', you are asked to:

  1. Create a free AcademicTransfer account (or login if you already have one).
  2. Fill in your personal profile as completely as possible and upload your CV and (optional) research proposal.
  3. Hit the 'I'm still interested' button. 

Interview invitation

After registration, Dutch professors and recruiters will study your profile and CV and can invite you for an interview during our career fair on October 1st. Each professor has a limited number of timeslots for interviews available. 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. If you don't get an interview invitation, it's still worthwhile to visit our career fair and the stands of the participating organisations on October 1st.

>> Please note: to assure a good quality of the interview and correct registration options use the latest version of Firefox or Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Do not use your smartphone or tablet.

Attending delegates

Jeroen Sparla


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