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Netherlands Nuffic Fellowships Programme 2016 for study in the Netherlands (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: October 20th 2015

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (EP-NUFFIC) offers fellowships to participate in training courses in The Netherlands. The aim is to promote capacity building within organisations in eligible countries via training and education for professionals.

The following courses are from 1 September open for Nuffic scholarships.

Integrity and Anti-Corruption (7 – 18 March 2016)
Multilevel Water Governance (4 – 15 April 2016)
Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance (23 May – 3 June 2016)

Types of study programmes

Dutch providers offer the following types of NFP study programmes:

  • short courses
    2-52 weeks, in English and sometimes French
  • master’s degree programmes
    9-24 months, in English
  • PhD studies
    partly in the Netherlands, partly in the country of origin
  • TMT (Tailor-Made Training) programmes
    designed to meet specific needs of a requesting organisation in an NFP country

In order to qualify for a NFP Scholarship, you need to meet the following selection criteria. You must:

  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the 51 countries on the NFP country list;
  • not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development, for example:
    multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
    large national and/or a large commercial organisations,
    bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),
    multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),
    international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
  • must have an official passport that will still be valid after completion of the training;
  • must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • English Language skills: The short courses are taught in English. Therefore, it is important that your English language skills (writing and speaking) are good.
  • Work experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience required, working with or for local or regional authorities. It is to your advantage if the work/experience is related to the content of the training.

Prepare a Government Statement

For some countries, applicants must provide a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established. Please check the Overview Government statements to determine if you need a Government statement.

If you do need a Government statement, you have to provide one using one of the following prescribed formats: NFP Scholarship.

Prepare your Employer Statement

All applicants must provide an Employer Statement according to the format that Nuffic prescribes. Your Employer Statement consists of 3 parts and together this must form 1 (one) PDF document which is no larger than 2MB.

The 3 parts are:

  • Declaration by your employer (Permission to participate)
  • Motivation by your employer and your own motivation
  • Implementation plan (with clear goals and deadlines)

E-Mail: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Netherlands Nuffic Fellowships Programme 2016 


  1. I will be really happy to participate in the program, but is it possible for someone like me who work with an NGO to take part in it?

  2. This initiative is great and i am in dear need to participate in this success story.My problem is that am not yet employ by any organisation after graduation.Any chance for my participation?Thanks.

  3. I am a Division lll graduate in Chemistry and have been employed in the last 3 yrs. in Water Chemistry, Mining and Teaching.
    I am interested in a Masters in Analytical Chemistry(Soil & Water) and would like to know if I am eligible, sir.
    Alimamy Edison Komeh


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