Netherlands Fellowship Program for Short Courses

Posted: May 24, 2017 in Certificate, Diploma, Europe, Jul-Sept Deadline, Netherlands
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Brief description:

Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provide scholarships for a number of selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.

Host Institution(s):

Dutch Universities and Institutions

Field(s) of study:

NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course at this link then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified.

Target group:

The NFP target group consists of professionals who are nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. The chances of obtaining an NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

An NFP fellowship 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 fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.


The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organisation.

Read the complete eligibility criteria at the official website. You must also meet the eligibility requirements of the programme you are applying for.

Application instructions:

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Please contact the institution that offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice to ask for the application procedure. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the programmes, selection criteria, application procedures and deadlines. Deadline varies depending on the course but is around March, July, or October 2017. 

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

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