Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

A new NFP scholarship application window will be open this Summer. As soon as we have received information from Nuffic about the dates and the procedure, we'll publish it here, on our social media channels and in our newsletter.

During the upcoming window, the following courses will be open for NFP applications:

What is NFP?

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a demand-driven fellowship programme designed to foster capacity building within organisations by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.

NFP-fellowships cover your travel costs, accommodation and course fee.

NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development co-operation, and run by NUFFIC, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education. 

More information on NFP by Nuffic

Who is eligible for NFP?

To be eligible for a scholarship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a national of one of the following countries (also see Nuffics country list): Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru,Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • You are not applying for more than one course with the same NFP application deadline
  • You are not employed by a multinational corporation, a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, a bilateral or multinational donor organisation, or a large national and/or commercial organisation
  • You have not already received two NFP fellowships for short courses in the past
  • You have not already received an NFP fellowship for a short course in the year prior to this fellowship application

Nuffic's selection criteria are described in greater detail here

Freelancers are eligible too

Are you a freelancer? You can apply for an NFP scholarship too! What you should do is to write your own employer’s statement. You can find the requirements of what it should include in this here.

In addition, you can upload one or more testimonies written by your most important client(s) and/or registration(s) of your activities with your authorities, like a press card. You can upload these documents in the section ‘Employer’s statement’.

Freelance media professionals will be reviewed on the same criteria as those who are employed. You will have the same chance to be admitted as someone who works for an organisation or company.