Go-Abroad Fair in the Netherlands 2018

23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Go-Abroad Fair: The world is your playground!

De BuitenlandBeurs is the biggest platform in the Netherlands regarding study programs, internships, (voluntary) work and language courses abroad. Leading organisations and relevant educational institutions inform visitors on all the aspects and possibilities of an educational and self-enriching stay abroad.

The Go-Abroad Fair will be held on Friday 24 - Saturday 25 November 2017 in Jaarbeurs, one of the biggest conference venues in the Netherlands, which is centrally located in Utrecht, beside Utrecht Central railway station. This makes Jaarbeurs very easily accessible by public transport.

Reasons to Attend

De BuitenlandBeurs is the number one event in the Netherlands for anyone wishing to find out about education, internships, work or knowledge enhancement abroad. This gives you a unique opportunity to present your organisation and to meet the thousands of visitors from the Netherlands from your direct target group.

Market Overview

A unique opportunity to recruit students from the Netherlands!

In addition to being an extremely fun experience, studying abroad is also a smart move for students. Research conducted by the European Commission has shown that young people who have studied abroad have a better chance of securing a steady job later on. Therefore the Dutch government would like more students to spend an educational period abroad. Currently, approximately 17% (117,353) of students in higher education spend part of their study programmes abroad. Some 2.3% (15,877) of students even follow a complete study programme abroad.

The Dutch government encourages international exchange programmes and makes it financially feasible for students to study abroad. Students who are entitled to student grants and loans in the Netherlands are entitled to use them anywhere in the world. In addition to student grants and loans, students can also obtain a scholarship for a study programme abroad.

More and more Dutch young professionals are adventurous and internationally oriented and want to explore their work skills beyond borders. Dutch employees are popular among the foreign employers because they are flexible, work well together with other cultures and have excellent language skills.

Fair Outline

Visitors’ profile:

  • Potential students between 16 and 30 years of age
  • Parents and supervisors
  • Final-year students and secondary school graduates (including international schools)
  • University students
  • Young professionals and recent graduates
Exhibitors’ profile:
  • Universities, colleges and private educational institutions from around the world
  • Institutions that focus on language holidays, voluntary work, gap years and internships abroad
  • High school programmes from around the world
  • Institutions providing information on financing, scholarships, recognition of diplomas, insurance, health & safety abroad
  • Companies searching for Dutch employees
  • Embassies and foreign ministries of education

Further Exhibition Information

More information about this leading student recruitment exhibition can be found by selecting the tabs below.

To reserve your place at this international education fair, please select the ‘Prices’ tab and choose the buttons that meet your requirements. Place your purchase in your shopping cart by selecting the ‘Click To Proceed’ button, select ‘checkout’, and fill in your registration details.

What's included as standard

A participation fee at this event will include a standing table with two stools, standard stand construction including black walls (height 2.5m), fascia board, lighting, carpet and electricity. 

Also included:

  • Naming on the event website including company profile, addition of company logo and social media accounts, downloading of banners to be used for promotions and contact form that you can switch on or off yourself
  • Listing in fair catalogue with your profile
  • Drinks and lunch in the special exhibitor area during the opening hours of the fair.
  • Invitation to exhibitors reception at the end of the 1st day of the fair
  • Scanner for follow up – All visitors to the event will receive a personalised badge enabling you to scan all of your visitors by means of simple hand scanner. The data collected from your scanned visitors will be sent to you in an Excel file immediately after the fair

Configure your participation

Go-Abroad Fair in the Netherlands (Utrecht) - 23-24/11/18


23 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018

Venue address:

Jaarbeurs Utrecht
Jaarbeursplein 6



Opening hours for visitors
Date Time
Day 1:
Day 2:
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Access times for exhibitors
Date Time

Set up:
Set up & reg.:



14:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 10:00
16:00 - 21:00

Additional activities
Date Time
Exhibitors' Reception: 23/11/18 16:00 - 18:00


This section identifies the levels and subject areas that are reflected at this fair and for which visitors will have an interest in. This section will help to clarify the types of participants who should attend.

  • Postgraduate (Masters, MBA, LLM, Dip, PhD)
  • Undergraduate (Bachelors)
  • Further education & vocational
  • Language learning
  • Accountancy, finance & insurance
  • Architecture, construction, building & surveying
  • Business, MBA & management
  • Computer science & IT
  • Economics
  • Education & teaching
  • Engineering
  • Health & medicine
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law & LLM
  • Mathematics
  • Retailing & marketing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Tourism, leisure & hospitality
  • Visual & creative arts

Use the information provided below to learn more about visitors expected to attend the fair and the proportion of those visitors that are relevant to your offering. Additional information about how the educational exhibition is promoted and visiting agents can be found in the grey box.

Visitors are targeted by:

  • Billboards / Posters / Flyers
  • Cooperation with Educational Institutions
  • Internet
  • Invitations
  • Local / National Press
  • PR Campaigns
  • Television / Radio

Visiting Agents

No education agents are expected to visit the fair.

Visitors expected to attend:

  • 7463 in Utrecht

These visitors are expected to look for:

*All figures are estimates provided by the fair organiser. Individual exhibitors may experience different results as the data is based on the event as a whole.

Use the information provided below to learn more about fair exhibitors both past and current. The statistics are based on the last edition of the education fair and aims to give you a demographic of the international exhibitors based on their type and focus. To display a list of past and current exhibitors select the “Click to Display” button below. You can then sort the list based on the criteria most important to you. Additional information about who the education fair is aimed at can be found in the grey box.

Who should attend:
  • Boarding schools
  • Business schools
  • Colleges
  • Companies (Careers)
  • Education agencies
  • Funding & scholarship providers
  • Gap year organisations
  • Government bodies
  • Hotel management schools
  • Language schools
  • Professional bodies
  • Student service providers
  • Summer schools
  • Universities

Past exhibitor numbers:

  • 2 in Utrecht

Past exhibitor statistics:


Now you have decided to join the fair you might want to know some basic information to get you started with your travel plans. Information on hotels is listed below and you can find further country specific details in the grey box.

Applying For Visas

EU passport holders will not require a visa to enter the Netherlands, although you will need a passport. If you do not have an EU passport please check with your local Consulate or Embassy. You might need to apply for a tourist or business visa, although the latter may take much more time to arrange. Visa support is strictly limited to our exhibiting clients. Visa support is NOT provided to visitors.

National Language


National Currency

Euro (EUR)


NH Utrecht
Jaarbeursplein 24 3521 AR Utrecht
Tel: +31(0)30 297 7977

Park Plaza Hotel Utrecht
Westplein 50 3531 BL Utrecht
Tel: +31(0)30 233 1232

Grand Hotel Karel V
Geertebolwerk 1 3511 XA Utrecht
Tel: +31(0)30 233 7555

Bialijelaan 1 3521 GJ Utrecht
Tel: +31(0)30 294 1420



*The hotels listed above are only suggestions and we advise you to carryout additional research to ensure you select the hotels that match your requirements. We cannot take responsibility for the accommodation and service provided by 3rd parties.


IBA participated at De BuitenlandBeurs in Utrecht in autumn 2015 and we are delighted to see positive results in such a short time.
IBA representatives have met highly motivated and qualified students, who have decided to apply for our institution this year.

Nora Varga - International Recruitment Coordinator
International Business Academy, Denmark

We met a great number of interesting students at this fair. Also, the fair organizers thought about just everything!
All in all it was an event we’d consider again.

Anne Breuer - International Sales Manager
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

From the BuitenlandBeurs, we received more than 100 potential candidates' data. We are very happy to see that our program is welcomed by Dutch students. At the same time, we've received a few potential business partners and we already set up a cooperation

Aixia Li - Managing Director
China Plus