International Scholarships 2013 in Netherlands for Master’s, PhD, and Short Courses


International Scholarships 2013 in Netherlands  for Master’s, PhD, and Short Courses

Scholarship programs in the Netherlands (NFP) are fellowship programs focusing on the application to promote capacity building within organizations in 61 developing countries by providing training and education of staff members mid-career. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The scholarships allow candidates to pursue their education directors, PhD, or short courses in Dutch universities or academic institutions.

Host Institution (s) for the International Scholarships 2013 in Netherlands  for Master’s, PhD, and Short Courses :

Dutch universities and academic institutions.

Area (s) of study for the International Scholarships 2013 in Netherlands  for Master’s, PhD, and Short Courses :

The scholarship covers many fields of study, including agriculture, forestry and fishing; Architecture and Urbanism, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Management, Education, engineering, environmental sciences, fine arts and applied , law, mass communication and information sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, tourism and leisure; social and behavioral sciences, and transportation and communications.

For 2013/2014, see: list of courses for NFP Masters programs, courses for NFP short courses, and the list of eligible institutions Dutch doctoral studies.

Target group:

Students from the list of countries NFP in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe:

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea , Ethiopia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mali , Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Half of the available fellowships should be awarded to female candidates and the other half should be spent on candidates from sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from priority groups and / or marginalized regions to be defined by the embassies.

Value of scholarships / inclusions:

A NFP is intended to supplement the salary that the stock should continue to receive (at least partially) during the study period. The allowance is considered as a contribution to the cost of living for one person, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. The scholarship also covers the costs of tuition, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.


You must meet a number of criteria that support the purpose of the NFP to be eligible for a scholarship. You must:

• be a professional with experience of at least three years of relevant work
• 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 position or an equivalent position at the end of your research;
• you have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master programs or short courses on the course list, or agreed on a PhD research project with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all academic requirements set by the Dutch institution;
• not be used by:
– A multinational corporation (eg Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);
– A large national and / or a large commercial organization;
– A bilateral donor (eg USAID, DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, Swissaid);
– A multilateral donor (eg, an agency of the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank);
– An international NGO (eg Oxfam, Plan, Care).
• have completed and submitted a study NFP PhD, master’s or scholarship application short courses, including all required documents before the deadline for the scholarship application applicable;
• be employed in a field on which the study will make a relevant contribution;
• have a clear relationship work with a competent and be able to present the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organization;
• be available full time for the duration of the program or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire program;
• Endorse the objective and purpose of the NFP and use your new knowledge and skills to support your organization and your employer country. Nuffic urge you to return to your country of origin at the end of the course or program to achieve the objective of the NFP as the most effective.

If you apply for an NFP PhD, you must:

• not have accepted an NFP PhD in the past;
• pursue doctoral study after a ‘sandwich’ or ‘picnic’ model, which means that at least a quarter of doctoral studies must take place in the country of origin of the candidate / or region. A quarter of the doctoral study is calculated from the start date of the thesis study (research) to the end of the NFP-PhD.

If you apply for an NFP short courses, you must:

• not be accepted more than one NFP short courses in the past;
• not have accepted an NFP short course of the year preceding the scholarship application.

If you are applying for a master’s degree program NFP (NFP-MA) award, you should not have accepted a NFP master degree program in the past.

Application Instructions:

As indicated above, to be eligible for a NFP, applicants must be admitted to the master’s program for which they want a NFP. Thus, to be eligible for an NFP, you must be admitted to the Master’s program, short-term or a PhD study for which you want to use the scholarship.

For 2013-2014, the first deadline for scholarship applications is February 5, 2013 depending on the course. The deadline for applications is academic front, about 1-2 months earlier than the deadline for scholarship applications. Therefore, applicants are strongly advised to start the application process for admission as soon as possible. The next deadlines are May 7 and October 1st 2013.

Scholarship applications must then be submitted in Scholarships Online (SOL). Through SOL candidates can apply for scholarships online and they can check the status of an application. Other parties such as the Dutch institutions, the embassies and consulates use SOL to assess NFP fellowship applications.

It is important to read the rules and regulations of the NFP 2013-2014 and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

To apply:


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