This is a great scholarship – the eligibly requirements are not for everyone but if your current employment and employer situation fit then I would encourage applying. 2 things to Note – #1 read below to find the FIRST STEP in the application process. #2 – If you are looking for more information before apply the DOWNLOAD the NFP Brochure – Link Below. Let me know if you have more questions. Samuel
The Netherlands Fellowship Programs (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
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.
The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study program.
The NFP offers you three sub-programs to choose from:
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:
- be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience;
- be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
- 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 programs or Short courses on the 2012-2013 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch institution.
STEP # 1 – Do this First
Obtaining academic admission to a master´s degree programme
- Candidates first apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the master’s degree program of their choice. The Dutch institution assesses the application and decides whether or not to admit the candidate to the program. Candidates will receive a letter from the institution informing them if they have been admitted. Nuffic has no part in the admission application process. A candidate applying for an NFP fellowship must have been unconditionally admitted to a Dutch institution for the course or program for which the candidate applies for an NFP fellowship. This means that the candidate must have met all the academic and administrative requirements set by the Dutch institution. Candidates are strongly advised to apply as early as possible for admission to the Dutch institution to allow these institutions enough time to process all the applications for admission in time.
The Dutch institutions have their own academic application deadlines which may change during the year. Before you apply always check the website of the institution to find out which academic application deadline applies for the course or study program you are interested in.
You can start applying on
|The fellowship application deadline is|
|Master’s degree programmes, Short courses||8 February 2012||1 May 2012*|
|Short courses, PhD studies||1 July 2012||2 October 2012**|
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Recommend Next Step for More information – Download the NFP Brochure – CLICK HERE