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.

Scholarship worth: The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.

Offered annually? This fellowship program is offered annually.

Eligible African Countries: 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

Country To be taken at: The Netherlands

Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to candidates who:

  • live and work  in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • are women;
  • belong to a priority groups and/or are from a marginalized region as defined by the Dutch embassy in your country.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the above listed countries
  • Applicants must be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience
  • Applicants must not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • Applicants must 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
  • Applicants must have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2016-2017 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution.
  • Applicants must 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
  • Applicants must be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution
  • Applicants must 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

Method of Application: Following these steps to apply for this fellowship program

  1. Find a course with our Studyfinder tool.
  2. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 5th July 2017 (annual)

For More Information, Visit The Fellowship Webpage