The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a scholarships programme that was initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is financed from the budget for development cooperation and aims to help increase the supply of skilled labour.
The NFP intends to do this by meeting the demand for further education.
The target group consists of professionals who work in one of the 62 NFP countries. By succesfully completing a study programme, they will return to their jobs with the skills to further develop and strengthen the organisations that employ them.
The demand for education and training has to be connected with the institutional development of the employing organisations. The employer is therefore the one who needs to nominate the candidates for further training.
Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and those who belong to a priority group and/or live in underprivileged areas are specifically asked to apply for an NFP scholarship.
Scholarships are available for:
- English-taught master's programmes, varying in duration from 9 to 24 months;
- Short courses, in English and sometimes French, varying in duration from 2 to 52 weeks;
- PhD studies, which take place partly in the country of origin and partly in the Netherlands;
- Refresher courses in the form of group training, targeted at NFP, NPT, NICHE and MENA alumni.
More information for students is available on our Study in Holland website.