2017 Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Masters Degree and Short Courses , and Enquire the the Dutch institution for the application procedures and deadlines.Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is offering Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for developing country applicants. NFP will be awarded for master’s and short courses. Students must be a national of one of the countries in the NFP country list valid at the time of application. If for whatever reason a candidate stays in another country other than his or her home country for more than 90 days before the start of the course and/ or programme, he or she is not considered to be living and working in his or her home country. Nuffic receives thousands of fellowship applications each year. Only a small percentage of these applications are eventually granted a fellowship. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Netherlands
Level: Master’s Degree
Field(s): any one course offered by Dutch institution (applicant should be employed in a subject area to which the study will make a relevant contribution).
Deadline: Enquire the the Dutch institution for the application procedures and deadlines.
Funded By: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
Beneficiaries(Target Groups):Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Masters Degree and Short Courses is targeted for meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. The countries have been classified into two categories (I and II). Category I countries are priority countries and will receive more fellowships. [Students of Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma),
Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes. (Visas and Authorisations for Temporary Stay can no longer be applied for in all countries as Dutch embassies and consulates have closed or will be closing in a number of countries).
The chances of obtaining an NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowship is only intended for the duration of the course or programme for which the fellowship holder has been selected: Master’s degree programmes: between 12 and 24 months and Short courses: between two weeks and twelve months.
‣ Scholarship covers: An Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for Masters Degree and Short Courses
is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research, as specified in the NFP Rules and Regulations for fellowship holders. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.
The NFP has three sub programmes for individual fellowships:Short coursesMaster’s degree programmesPhD studiesIn addition, there are seperate funds for tailor-made training courses and alumni activities.Read more about NFP Tailor-Made Training on www.epnuffic.nl/en/tmtRead more about NFP alumni activities on www.hollandalumni.nlAim of the NFPThe 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.The fellowshipAn 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. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.
You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the NFP to be eligible for a fellowship.
To be eligible you:
You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice, taking into account the following steps:
For your information: if you can’t find the course you want to take in Studyfinder, don’t worry. You can apply for the course of your choice at the Dutch higher education institution. They will decide whether your selected course is eligible for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes.
The Dutch higher education institution will let you know whether your application is accepted or not. To get more insight in the process, please check the step by step NFP selection process in our infographic:
‣ Scholarship Applications Due date: Enquire the the Dutch institution for the application procedures and deadlines.
Note: The main change is that candidates now need to apply for an NFP fellowship directly at the Dutch education institution, instead of applying with EP-Nuffic. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the programmes, selection criteria, application procedures and deadlines.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.