2015 Netherlands Fellowship Programmes for study in HollandThe Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

The NFP promotes capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

Aim of the NFP

The NFP aims to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of government and non-government organisations.

Fellowship holders will improve their knowledge and skills, learn about relevant global developments in their field and build an international network. This way the employing organisation directly invests in staff development and the fellowship holders invest in their further career.

For the Netherlands it also serves to strengthen ties with the fellowship holder’s country.

After completing the training fellowship holders return to their original workplace. This ensures the training is embedded within the organisation.

Types of funding

The NFP offers fellowships for:

  • short courses
  • master’s degree programmes
  • PhD studies

It also has funding for Tailor-made training courses and alumni activities

NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programmes ) country list

To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, you must be a national of and working and living in one of the 51 countries listed on this page.

The countries have been classified into two categories. Category I countries are priority countries and will receive more fellowships. Click here to apply.

Deadline: November 4th 2014