The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
The overall aim of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes sub-programmes
Eligibility For Netherlands Fellowship Programmes
- be a mid-career able with at atomic three years' accordant plan experience;
- be a civic of, and alive and active in one of the countries on the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes country account accurate at the time of application;
- be nominated by your employer, who pledges to abide paying your bacon and guarantees that you will be able to acknowledgment to the aforementioned or an agnate position at the end of your acquaintance period;
- have been actually accepted by a Dutch academy to one of the Master’s amount programmes or Abbreviate courses on the 2012-2013 advance list, or accept agreed aloft a PhD analysis angle with the Dutch institution. This agency that you accept to accept met all the bookish requirements set by the Dutch institution;
- not already accept accustomed an Netherlands Fellowship Programmes acquaintance for a master’s amount programme or a PhD fellowship.
- not already accept accustomed two Netherlands Fellowship Programmes fellowships for a abbreviate advance and you accept to not accept already accustomed a acquaintance in the year above-mentioned your application.
- not be employed by:
- a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);
- a large national and/or commercial organisation;
- a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);
- a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB);
- an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
- have completed and submitted an Netherlands Fellowship Programmes 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;
- have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organisation and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organisation;
- 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;
- endorse the objective and the aim of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes and use your new knowledge and skills to support your employing organisation and your country. Nuffic urges you to return to your home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes Priorities
- 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.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes Application Procedure
- candidates of Netherlands Fellowship Programmes need to be admitted to the master’s degree programme or short course for which they would like an Netherlands Fellowship Programmes fellowship or be admitted as a PhD student.
- apply for academic admission directly to the Dutch institution.
Requirement for Netherlands Fellowship Programmes application:
- 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);
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes Application deadlines
Paper application deadlines
*) 1 January 2012
**) 1 April 2012
***) 1 September 2012
For more information about Netherlands Fellowship Programmes please visit the official website