Working at VU Amsterdam

Nice to meet you at VU Amsterdam

Welcome to the Netherlands, Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We are delighted that you have decided to spend an important part of your academic career at our university.

Information for international staff

A practical introduction for international employees, PhD candidates or guests. With information about Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, immigration rules and living in the Netherlands.

Employment conditions

VU Amsterdam offers a broad and attractive package of employment conditions; the employment contract is governed by the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities.

Tenure track

For a number of academic posts VU Amsterdam offers a tenure track; clear agreements are made on performance and associated promotion opportunities.

Charter 'Talent to the Top'

VU Amsterdam participates in the Charter ‘Talent to the Top’. The aim is to achieve a higher intake, promotion and retention of female talent in top jobs.


A list of vacancies at VU Amsterdam. This list is continually updated so you can always see what positions are currently available. See also application procedure.

Application procedure

The information for each vacancy will tell you how and where you should reply and what the deadline is for applications.


The interests of PhD candidates and postdocs employed by VU Amsterdam are represented by ProVU, which also provides practical tips and information regarding the PhD process.


Contact International Office of VU Amsterdam for information and assistance with immigration procedures.