Scholarship Name: Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
2014/2015 Fellowship programme in Netherlands for Masters, PhD and Short Courses applicants from Developing Countries
Accepted Subject Areas?
The NFP offers you three sub-programmes to choose from:
- Master’s degree programmes
- Short courses
- PhD studies
What is this Scholarship about?
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation, are designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 50 (previously 62) countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff.
The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified
Priority will be given to candidates who:
- live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- are a woman;
- belong to a priority groups and/or are from a marginalised region as defined by the Dutch embassy in your country. You can find these priorities on the embassy’s website.
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:
- be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience;
- be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list (see below) valid at the time of application;
- be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;
- have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2014-2015 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution.
- not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
- not be employed by:
- a multinational corporation
- a large national and/or commercial organisation
- a bilateral donor organisation
- a multilateral donor organisation
- an international NGO.
- have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline;
- be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
- be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship
The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.
How long will sponsorship last? Duration of course
Which African Countries is Eligible?
Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Cape Verde, Uganda, Mali, Zambia, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Egypt, Namibia
Other Developing Countries outside Africa?
Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Peru, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Philippines, Bhutan, Honduras, Bolivia, India, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Iran, Suriname, Jordan, Cambodia, Thailand, Kosovo, Colombia, Macedonia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Yemen, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nepal
To be taken at: Netherlands
Application Deadline: 4 February 2014, 6 May 2014 and 7 October 2014
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Visit this link for details on how to apply for NFP
The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
Your NFP application consists of:
- a copy of a valid passport or other official identity document;
- an employer’s statement;
- a statement from the Government Authority (if applicable);
- Statements of motivation, responding to the following questions:
- Why do you wish to pursue this course or programme?
- How will your employer benefit from the course or programme?
- How will your country benefit from the course or programme?
- How will you put your new skills and knowledge to work when you return to your job?
In addition, if you apply for a PhD fellowship:
- A letter of a co-supervisor in your own country (if applicable);