Join the largest academic recruitment event in the Netherlands

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Are you a Master, PhD, postdoc, or (assistant/associate) professor? And would you like to proceed your career in research or higher education in the Netherlands? Join The Netherlands Recruitment Day!

  • Date to be announced
  • For academics from all over the world: Master's, PhDs, postdocs and (assistent/associate) professors
  • Registration is free
  • Online recruitment event
  • Meet Dutch professors and recruiters
  • Explore your research career opportunities in the Netherlands

Kickstart your research career in the Netherlands


The Netherlands Recruitment Day offers you the opportunity to pursue a career as a researcher at one of the top universities, research institutes or in industry in the Netherlands. This is your chance to meet Dutch professors and recruiters.

The Netherlands Recruitment Day is an online event for academics worldwide, who have an interest in working in the Netherlands. Dutch universities and research institutes will present themselves and would love to meet with talented researchers.

Online career fair


Join the Netherlands Recruitment Day conveniently from home. There is an online career fair, where you can visit the stands of the Dutch organisations and get all information you need about a career in research and higher education. You have the possibility to download brochures, join online presentations and chat with representatives of the participating organisations.

Get one-on-one interviews with professors and recruiters


On top of the career fair, you get the opportunity to be invited to a one-on-one interview with a professor or recruiter!

Before the event starts you can see which professors and recruiters participate and you can show your interest in meeting them. The professors and recruiters decide who they invite for an interview. The venue offers video call facilities to discuss your ambitions and research experience.

Why come to the Netherlands?

  • Excellent research: all Dutch universities are among the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • The Netherlands ranks 2nd worldwide in publications per researcher and citation impact score
  • A broad variety of research subjects
  • Almost never tuition fees to do a four-year PhD trajectory
  • Dutch innovative top sectors are among the best in the world: agri & food, water, logistics, high tech, energy, horticulture, IT, chemistry, life sciences and creative industries
  • Best non-native English speaking country
  • Great place to live and centrally located in Europe

About the organizer

The Netherlands Recruitment Day is organised by AcademicTransfer, the Netherlands' top career platform for academics, researchers and scientists. If you are looking for a research position in the Netherlands, this is the right place!

For more than 20 years AcademicTransfer represents the Dutch knowledge institutions and helps them in finding top talent worldwide for their positions. AcademicTransfer is experienced in organising country-specific recruitment events. In the past, we recruited researchers in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Thailand.

Registration will open soon

Want to explore your research career options in the Netherlands? Don't miss out on this opportunity and join the largest academic recruitment event in the Netherlands. Registration will open soon.