The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career professionals.
The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
An NFP fellowship, which is granted for the duration of the programme, is intended to provide a contribution towards the costs of living, to cover the costs of tuition fees, and the cost of visas, travel, insurance, thesis research, etc.
Mid-career professionals who are already in employment and who are nationals of and working in one of the selected countries can apply for the master’s fellowship.
The duration of the programmes varies between 9 and 24 months.
<pEligible countries in Africa include: </p
Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
A candidate applying for a Master’s fellowship must:
- · Be a national of and working in one of the selected developing countries on the list;
- · Have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the short courses on the course list. This means that the applicant must have met all the requirements set by the Dutch institution;
- · Have completed an NFP short course application form and have submitted all the required documentation to the Netherlands embassy or consulate;
- · Be nominated by his or her employer, who pledges to continue paying the candidate’s salary and guarantees the candidate will be able to return to an equivalent position at the end of the fellowship period. Partial payment of salary can sometimes be allowed as an exception to the rule.
It is up to the Dutch embassy to decide if an agreement between the employer and the candidate about partial continuation of payment of salary is acceptable.
- · Not be employed by a large industrial, commercial, international or multinational organization, which can be assumed to have sufficient resources of its own to finance staff training;
- · Offer evidence of proficiency in speaking and writing the language of instruction. If this is English, candidates who have received their tertiary education in any language other than English must provide evidence in the form of a score in an internationally recognized test, such as IELTS (a score of at least 6.0) or TOEFL (a score of at least 550 points on the paper based test or 213 points on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test).
- · An exception to this rule is made for candidates who have received their tertiary education in the English language, and for candidates who have previously attended a course or programme with a Dutch educational institution, but no longer than four years ago;
- · Be available for the entire period of the course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire course;
- · Declare that they will return to their home country immediately after the short course has ended.
Follow the links below for more information and application materials for the Master Degree Scholarships in Netherlands.
Master Degree Scholarships in Netherlands Deadline: 1st March and 1st October Annually
For more information and scholarship application, please visit: Master Degree Scholarships in Netherlands – Netherlands Fellowship Programmes Website