Netherlands Fellowship Programme

Scholarship type: Master’s degree programmes/PhD/Short Courses

Nationality:  The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries.

Fund: supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.

Awarded By: Dutch Universities that offer NFP qualified programmes/courses.

Application Deadline: varies

College Admission Requirement:

  • must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list;
  • must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format EP-Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement
  • must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development.
  • must have an official and valid passport
  • must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).

Details:

An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.

Aim of the NFP:

The NFP aims to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of government and non-government organisations.

Each embassy has its own focus area to support the development goals of the Netherlands in each NFP country. The overall objective is to spend 35% of the budget on grants and study programmes in food security and private sector development.

The fellowships are further prioritised as follows:

50% of the budget is for applications from Sub-Saharan Africa.
50% of fellowships has to be awarded to female applicants.

Applying

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice, taking into account the following steps:

  1. Check whether you are in the abovementioned target groups.
  2. Check whether your employer will nominate you.
  3. Find a course with our Studyfinder tool.
  4. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures.

 

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