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NFP Masters & PhD Fellowships For Developing Countries – Netherlands

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Applications are now invited for The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) which is funded by the Dutch Ministry. The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations.

Value of Scholarship: The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.

Eligible African Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Cape Verde, Uganda, Mali, Zambia, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Egypt, Namibia

Other Developing Countries outside Africa: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Peru, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Philippines, Bhutan, Honduras, Bolivia, India, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Iran, Suriname, Jordan, Cambodia, Thailand, Kosovo, Colombia, Macedonia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Yemen, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nepal

To be taken at: The Netherlands

Selection Criteria: Priority will be given to candidates who:

  • live and work  in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • are women;
  • belong to a priority groups and/or are from a marginalized region as defined by the Dutch embassy in your country.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above listed countries
  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience
  • not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2016-2017 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution.
  • have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution
  • be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme

How To Apply: Following these steps to apply for this fellowship program

  1. Find a course with our Studyfinder tool.
  2. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for application procedures.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for this fellowship program is 5th July 2017 (annual)

Offered annually? This fellowship program is offered annually.

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