Our work in global development
Education is the engine of growth, everywhere. Our global development policy is therefore based on strengthening competencies and skills of both individuals and organisations - through education. In the Netherlands, and abroad.
We manage funds for scholarships, group training, partnership projects and alumni events.
With a track record of over 70 years of successful programme management, we’ve reached hundreds of thousands worldwide. We see this as a great starting point for new opportunities, partnerships and programmes.
The programmes we manage – mostly funded by the Dutch government - are designed to match our government's goals for development aid and education.
Programmes funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- MENA Scholarship Programme
- NICHE / NFP
- Orange Knowledge Programme
- StuNed - bilateral cooperation between the Dutch and Indonesian government
Programmes funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science:
- EUI Scholarship
- Cultural Agreements
- Holland Scholarship Programme
- Sino-Dutch Scholarship
- Van Gogh Scholarship
Besides programmes from the Dutch Government, we are also consortium partners in the following programmes funded by the European Union:
EU Pillar Assessed
After an extensive external review we now have received the status “EU Pillar Assessed ". As an ‘EU Pillar Assessed’ organisation, we can engage in direct dialogue with EU Delegations and partner countries regarding the development and management of new collaboration programmes.
We also manage programmes that are funded by the private sector, such as:
- AON scholarships
- Desmond Fortes scholarships
- DUTEP - bilateral programme funded by private sector & the Dutch embassy in Indonesia
- NN Future Matters scholarships
- VSB Scholarships
We are always on the lookout for new partnerships in the international development and education field. Our aim is to improve the capacity of education institutions by setting up solid networks between public organisations and the private sector.