Netherlands Fellowships for Short Courses is one of the sub-programmes of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme which gives an opportunity for NGOs, governmental and private organizations in developing countries to build their capacity. The fellowship can cover the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research.
NFP fellowships for short courses can be used for a number of selected courses and are offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The institutions provide professional training at post-secondary level in several fields of study. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.
Short courses include topics such as Human resources Development for Health, Sexual Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS, HIV Politics, Policy, Governance and Planning Mechanisms, Health Sector Response to HIV, Gender in Project and Programme Management and many other topics.
An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellowship holder should continue to receive (at least partially) during the study period. The allowance is considered to be a contribution towards the cost of living for one person, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. It should be noted that NFP allowances are not sufficient to support family members, either in the home country or in the Netherlands.
To apply, you first need to apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the short course of their choice. The Dutch institution assesses the application and decides whether or not to admit you to the short course.
Important Notice: The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ budget for development cooperation. The new Dutch government has announced considerable cuts in the budget for development cooperation. The Ministry has informed Nuffic that reducing the budget for the NFP is also being considered. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects a considerable reduction in the number of available fellowships as of the fellowship application deadline of 1 February 2011. Final decisions have not been taken, but Nuffic would like to inform both NFP applicants and Dutch institutions about this situation.