2016 Netherlands Fellowship Programs for Sub Saharan Africa and Other Developing Countries


The Netherlands Fellowship Programs target international students from several developing countries worldwide to pursue masters or PhD studies, or short courses in Dutch universities and institutions of higher.

The program is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation, and promotes capacity building. The overall aim of the Fellowship is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations.

The Netherlands Fellowship Programs are further prioritized such that 50% of the budget is for applications from Sub Saharan Africa; and 50% has to be awarded to female applicants.

Applicants must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list, must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example, multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organizations, bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organizations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam).

Application deadline is 4 October 2016

Additional information can be accessed here



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