Netherlands Fellowship Programme

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is offered to assist professionals in their Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses offered at participating Dutch Universities.

Scholarship Summary
Level: PostgraduateUndergraduate Institution(s): Participating Dutch Universities
Location: Netherland Field(s): Any field
Target: All Deadline(s): Not specified

The NFP is one that promotes capacity building within organisations in 51 countries. Fellowships are provided to professionals for training and education. It targets nationals who work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries, mostly, professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. Beneficiaries will receive financial support 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.

The scholarships are given to students who wish to study in selected fields in their chosen partner institutions. Visit here for a full list of degree programs which can be sponsored under this scholarship:


Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the partner institution and program you are interested in

To be eligible for the NFP, you must:

  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list;
  • be issued a statement by your employer
  • not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. For example, organisations such as:

– multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft); large national and/or a large commercial organisations; international NGO’s

– bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, FinAid, AusAid, ADC); Multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, African Development Bank)

  • have an official and valid passport;
  • have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable).

How to Apply for the Netherlands Fellowship Programme

Apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. First, check with the Dutch higher education institution which offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice for more information about application procedures. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University. For detailed information on how to apply, visit the Official Website


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