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Netherlands Fellowship Program 2017 for Short Courses | Fellowships

Fellowship for Short Courses 2017 | Netherlands Fellowship Program 2017 | Fellowships 2017

The University of Twente has invited applications from working professionals for the Netherlands Fellowship Program for Short Courses 2017 to promote capacity building within organizations in 51 countries by providing education and training through fellowships. The fellowship is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The NFP has 3 subprograms for individual fellowships: master’s degree programs, short courses and PhD Studies.

The objective of this fellowship is to increase the participation and contribution of female applicants in a more sustainable societal response to climate change.

The fellowships are further prioritised as follows:

  1. 50% of the budget is for applications from Sub Sahara Africa
  2. 50% of fellowships has to be awarded to female applicants


An NFP fellowship 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.

Netherlands Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the NFP to be eligible for a fellowship. To be eligible you:

(a) Applicants must be a professional and national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list.

(b) Applicants must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information.

(c) Applicants must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement.

(d) Applicants must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organisations, bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).

(e) Applicants must have an official and valid passport.

(f) Applicants must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time.

(g) Applicants must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).

Netherlands Fellowship Application Form

Seek academic admission as early as possible to allow us to process your application in time. The academic admission process for a PhD study is an individual track.

Prepare your Fellowship Application: If you are certain that you are eligible for an NFP fellowship and you have collected all the necessary information and documentation, you can start with your application.

In the application, you need to give personal details, for which course you want to register for an NFP fellowship as well as motivational statements. You also need to upload:

– a copy of a valid passport

– a statement from your employer

– a statement from your government (if applicable for your country)

The application you submit must be complete with all the required documentation according to the required formats.

Click on applicant registration form.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline is October 24th, 2017

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