The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to foster capacity building within organizations in 57 countries (including Indonesia) in development by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP are funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.
The need for education and training must occur within the organization of the applicant. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, applications without the support of an employer will not be considered.
There are 5 (five) NFP programmes
• Fellowships for master’s degree programmes
• Fellowships for PhD studies
• Fellowships for short courses
• Tailor-made training courses
• Refresher courses
NFP Master’s, NFP Short Courses and NFP PhD award fellowships to individuals. NFP Tailor Made finances tailor-made training courses that are designed to meet the specific training needs of an organization in one of the NFP countries. NFP Refresher Courses finances courses for NFP alumni who would like to prolong the effect of earlier learning and update their knowledge and skills.
More information about NFP
More information about NFP, including the application forms, are available at Netherlands Education Centre (NEC) or click Click here.
Applicants for PhD studies, master’s degree programmes or short courses must first gain academic admission to the course of their choice before applying for a fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their country. Also, they can only apply for an NFP fellowship if the course is on the NFP course list for that particular year.
In all cases, applicants are advised to contact the Netherlands Education Centre (NEC) well in advance for specific instructions, and to inquire about specific local procedures and deadlines, requirements and selection criteria. These may differ from the general information provided on Nuffic’s website or in the brochures.