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Careers at the University of Twente

Working at the University of Twente: the right choice. The University of Twente offers opportunities for your ambitions, talent, ideas and initiatives. Your entrepreneurial attitude is valued and encouraged. You work in an inspiring and challenging environment. A lot of training and courses are provided to further develop yourself. We offer  you career perspectives,good salary and excellent secondary employment conditions.

Working in the field of scientific research

After obtaining your Master’s degree you can opt for a career in research. This means that you will work on an in-depth research subject which fascinates you. In the Netherlands, a PhD student is usually employed by the university he/she does research for. Next to the vacancies for PhD positions visit the Twente Graduate School offers several doctoral programs defined around specific research topics. The Twente Graduate school also offers integrated Master’s/PhD-programs. Do you want to know more about our young researchers? You can find more information about upcoming ceremonial defences (promotions) in the overview of Academic Ceremonies.The University of Twente regularly offers PhD positions for aspiring doctoral students. You can find a recent overview at or have a look at the website AcademicTransfer for other job offers.


Professors and other faculty members often require student assistants to assist them with various tasks like assisting them during lectures, practical courses, grading, etc. Students may also be required to assist in other short-duration and temporary tasks for which they may be called upon on demand. Such opportunities can be found on the UT Flex 2.0 portal which can be accessed by clicking here

Working as support staff

Quality in the support of research and education is essential in realizing the ambition of the University of Twente. The university is looking for the best employees who suit our entrepreneurial culture. The university regularly offers various vacancies for support staff in facility management, finance, human resources, ICT, marketing and communication, strategy and policy, student support and technical support.


The University of Twente frequently offers vacancies for support staff and new PhD positions. For a current overview of our vacancies please visit: