2013 Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP)

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Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs funded Master’s Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students in Netherlands, 2013 

About Scholarship: The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promotes capacity building within organizations in 62 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations. You have to be nominated by your employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of your organization.

Study: Courses offered by the university

Course Level: Master’s degree

Scholarship By: Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs under its Development Cooperation budget

Location: Netherlands

Duration: Two years

Value: Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs funded Full-cost scholarship (including international travel, monthly subsistence allowance, tuition fee, books and health insurance.) 


-The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are employed by an organization other than a large industrial, commercial and/or multinational firm. Since the training must help the organization to develop, the applicants must be nominated by their employers.

-Applicants must also be nationals of one of the 57 selected countries (see ‘Eligible countries’).

-Applicants must declare that they will return to their home country immediately after they complete the master program.

-Applicants must have gained admission to a TU/e master course, which is on the NFP course list and have sufficient mastery of the English language.

-All TU/e Master’s programs 

Selection Criteria: The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals with at least three years’ work experience who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. 

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Albania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Ghana, Peru, Bangladesh ,Guatemala, Philippines, Benin, Guinea-Bissau ,Rwanda, Bhutan, Honduras, Senegal, Bolivia, India ,South Africa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Iran, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Burma/Myanmar, Jordan, Suriname, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Kosovo, Thailand, Cape Verde, Macedonia, Uganda, Colombia, Mali, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Moldova, Yemen, Cuba, Mongolia, Zambia, DR Congo, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Namibia, Egypt, Nepal, El Salvador 

Notification: You will be informed about the outcome of the selection by mail or email.

Apply: Online

Deadline: 1 December 2012 

Further Information: http://www.tue.nl/en/education/studying-at-tue/study-costs-scholarships-loans-and-grants/scholarships-tue-loans-and-grants/other-scholarships-for-msc-students/nfp/

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