Our work in global development

We create opportunities for strong and sustainable partnerships between Dutch and foreign education institutions.

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 65 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.

Would you like to know more?

Send us an email at globaldevelopment@nuffic.nl.

Programmes

Our programmes – mostly funded by the Dutch government - are designed to match our government's goals for development aid and education.

In mid-2017 we integrated the successful NICHE and NFP programmes into one holistic approach: the 5-year Orange Knowledge Programme. This programme will reach at least 51,000 people in about 50 countries.

For a number of other public and private sponsors, both Dutch and international, we manage capacity building and scholarship programmes such as the MENA Scholarship Programme, HOPES, DUTEP, Holland Scholarship Programme, and TDECB.

Alumni use Dutch knowledge in home countries

10 October 2018
Alumni from Nuffic programmes like the Orange Knowledge Programme translate what they have learnt in the Netherlands.

Minister Kaag allocates more money for Nuffic sholarships programmes

23 August 2018
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, is investing through Nuffic an extra €10.1 million in scholarships for 9 countries in Africa and the Middle East.