Netherlands Fellowship Program for Short Courses
Last updated: 14 May 2013
Deadline: 4 Feb/6 May/7 Oct 2014
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts 2014
Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provide scholarships for short courses in Netherlands for international students. NFP fellowships can be used for a number of selected courses and are offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The institutions provide professional training at post- secondary level in several fields of study. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.
Dutch Universities and Institutions
Field(s) of study:
There are three deadline for NFP for Short Courses:
Special Announcement: For the February 4 deadline, one can apply for NFP fellowships for 2 training courses offered at the The Hague Academy:
The NFP target group consists of professionals who are nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. The chances of obtaining an NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.
The fellowship compensates for three main categories of costs: a) study-related fees b) travel and c) subsistence. Costs in the categories a) and b) are entirely covered by the fellowship, whereas the amount provided in category c) is a contribution towards the actual costs. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the NFP subsistence allowance.
A candidate applying for an NFP fellowship for a short course 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 developing countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application (see annex 4);
• be nominated by their employer, who pledges to continue paying their salary and guarantees that they will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of the fellowship period;
• have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the short courses on the course list 2012-2013. This means that candidates must meet all the requirements set by the Dutch institution;
• not have received more than one NFP short course fellowships;
• not have received an NFP short course fellowship in the year prior to the fellowship application;
• not be employed by: a multinational corporation (for instance Shell, Unilever etc.); a large national and/-or commercial organisation; a bilateral donor organisation (for instance USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid etc.); multilateral donor organisation, (for instance a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB, etc.); or an international NGO’s (for instance Oxfam, Plan, Care, etc.).
• have completed and submitted an NFP short course fellowship application including all the
required documentation before the applicable NFP fellowship application deadline;
• be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
• have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organisation and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organisation;
• be available for the entire period of the course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire course;
• endorse the objective and the aim of the NFP. The aim of the NFP cannot be reached if the fellowship holder does not return to his or her own country. Nuffic would like to urge fellowship holders to return to their home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way.
• not have accepted more than one NFP short course fellowship in the past;
• not have accepted an NFP short course fellowship in the year prior to the fellowship application.
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, candidates need to be admitted to the short course for which they would like an NFP fellowship. Thus, candidates must first apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the short course of their choice. Candidates are strongly advised to start the application procedure for admission as early as possible.
Applications have to be submitted through Scholarships Online (SOL) by the deadline. For 2014-2015, the deadline for fellowship applications for short courses is 4 February, 6 May and 7 October 2014 depending on the course.
It is important to read the NFP Rules and Regulations 2014-2015 and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes
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