About working at the university

Radboud University contributes to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. And for this purpose, we require people who can each make their own contribution to our study programmes and research. We work together to help students find their way and to ensure that science can progress. We do this in modern, green surroundings where the work environment is informal and colleagues are literally and figuratively within easy reach of each other.

Medewerkers aan het werk op de Radboud Universiteit

You have a part to play.

At Radboud University, your knowledge and skills will be valued. You will be given the opportunity to take responsibility and show initiative. And if you wish to develop your potential, you will be given ample opportunity. You will also find that our terms of employment focus on your needs, which makes it possible for us to help you achieve a good work-life balance. What’s more, we offer a good salary and sufficient leave as well as other attractive terms of employment.

Our attractive employment conditions

As an employee, you can partly put together your own employment conditions using our selection model. For example, it is possible to exchange income for extra holidays. We also have good regulations for working part-time, various forms of leave and flexible working hours. 

View our overview of the terms of employment as laid down in the collective labour agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities and our local regulations.

  • Amount of salary, holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus

    The amount of your salary is linked to your position. You will also receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus on top of your salary. See the ‘Amount of salary, holiday allowance and end-of-year bonus’ page for more details.

  • The 30% tax ruling

    If you move from abroad for a job at Radboud University, you may receive 30% of your income as tax-free allowance for a maximum of five years. Visit the page 'The 30% tax ruling' to see if you are eligible.

  • Relocation allowance

    If you relocate so that you can be closer to your job at Radboud University, you may be able to get a relocation allowance. The conditions for relocation allowances can be found on the ‘Relocation allowance’ page.

  • Dual Career & Family Support Services

    As a spouse or partner of one of Radboud University's international staff, you may also like some support in your search for employment and settling in the Netherlands. We provide customised assistance in navigating local facilities and amenities.

  • Annual leave

    You are entitled to 232 holiday hours per year instead of the legally stipulated 160 holiday hours. If you are planning to take leave, visit the ‘Annual leave’ page to see out how many holiday hours you have left this year.

  • Flexible working hours

    The working hours for full-time employees may deviate by two hours from the standard working week of 38 hours. If you work 40 hours a week, you will be given 96 extra holiday hours per year. See the ‘Flexible working hours’ page for more details.

  • Selection Model

    The Selection Model allows you to set your own employment conditions to some degree. For example, this means that you can exchange your income for additional annual leave. See the ‘Selection Model’ page for more information.

  • Parental leave

    You are entitled to take 26 weeks of parental leave for each child up to eight years old. The ‘Parental leave’ page contains information about the conditions and financial implications for parental leave and how you can request this type of leave.

  • Travel allowance for commuting and home working compensation

    For each working day, you indicate whether you travelled to the campus or worked from home. You can declare this on a monthly basis. More information can be found on the page 'Travel allowance for commuting and home working compensation'.

  • Pension contribution

    All staff members accrue a pension with ABP. This contribution, of which 70% is paid by the university, goes towards your old-age pension, survivor’s pension and incapacity for work pension. See the ‘Pension contribution’ page for more details.

  • Healthcare insurance

    As an employee, you receive a 5% discount on your basic healthcare insurance and a 15% discount on supplemental insurances with VGZ's collective health insurance. Read more on the 'Health insurance' page.

  • The university is not only a traditional institution, it is also an innovative one. It’s wonderful to work in a place that is helping to shape the future.
    Marije Klomp Programmadirecteur duurzaamheid
    Marije Klomp Sustainability Programme Director at Radboud University Read Marije's story
  • The green campus is truly unique: There are not many organisations where several eateries, a greenhouse and a church are part of your work area.
    Nardus Platenkamp portretfoto
    Nardus Platenkamp Team Leader Connectivity Read Nardus' story

Create your own career 

Radboud University gives you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents, follow training and realise your ambitions. We reimburse 50 to 100 percent of the costs for training that you take as part of your career development. The amount of compensation depends on the importance of the training to your job.

gROW online learning environment

In the online learning environment gROW, you can follow e-learnings, workshops, training courses and programmes that help you realise these ambitions. Your personal dashboard contains activities that match your position, role and department.

Nijmegen: Old city, young vibe

Radboud University is located in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, but young at heart. Nijmegen is well known for its festivals, music venues and cinemas. The large city parks and winding streets offer ample opportunity for scenic walks, while taking in the city’s historic buildings.