Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation is pleased to offer the Netherlands Programme (NFP) for developing countries’ students.
Fellowships are available for masters degree programs, short courses and PhD studies at a Dutch higher education institution.
Perfect choice for Developing Countries Students.
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The NFP aims to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of government and non-government organizations.
Application Deadline: There are 3 application rounds for individual opportunitys every year. These rounds usually open in February, June and September. The next round opens in February 2020.
- These are available for masters degree programs, short courses and PhD Studies at a Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course.
- Theses are awarded in all subjects offered by Dutch higher education institutions.
- 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 Programmes.
- Candidates must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country.
- Candidates must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
- Applicants must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the NFP to be eligible for a grant
- The chances of obtaining an NFP award increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.
How to Apply:
- How to apply: To participate, the applicants need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice, taking into account the following steps Check whether applicants are in the above-mentioned target groups, Check whether their employer will nominate them, Find a course with Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of their choice for application procedures. tool, Contact the
- Supporting Documents: No supporting documents are available to apply this free education.
- Admission Requirements: To apply for the program applicants must have bachelors and masters degree for this free study.
- Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
An NFP grant 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 award holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.