How to apply for the Nuffic’s Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) to attend The Hague Academy’s Short Training Courses

The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), an independent nonprofit agency offers the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) to support participants from developing countries to attend short courses and also full-time Master’s and PhD sub-programmes in the Netherlands. It is a partner of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affaris under its development cooperation.

NFP aims to qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower in NGOs, governments and also private institutions. To fulfill this aim, it provides full scholarship support to mid-career professionals from these organizations.

What does the Fellowship Offer?

The fellowship provides a stipend 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 costs of living for the fellowship holder, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. The fellowship can cover the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research, as specified in the NFP Rules and regulations for fellowship holders.

Who can Apply?

The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are nationals of and working and living in an NFP country (see the list of NFO countries here).

Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/ or marginalised regions are specifically invited to apply for an NFP fellowship.

How to apply for attending The Hague Academy’s Short Training Courses in 2013?

The Hague Academy for Local Governance is organizing the following courses for which NFP fellowships are available.

To apply for the fellowships to attend the above courses, you are required to first submit your application directly to The Hague Academy expressing your interest to participate in the specific course and you wish to seek fellowship for it. After submitting your application, you then need to register at the Nuffic’s online system called Scholarships Online (SOL). The deadline to apply for the fellowships for the above courses is October 2, 2012. For more information, visit this link.


  1. Sumana Nasrin says:

    I am interested about the program.Please inform me, how to apply?

  2. Mubiru Godfrey says:

    this is great and am really interested in this program specifically in leadership and municipal management.and please if given opportunity I can used properly. Thanks

  3. Kamau Robert Kabatha says:

    I would like to attend the training course.Please inform me how to apply to the Hague Academy for Local Governance.

  4. Association of survivors of Makobola Massacres ( ARMMK) says:

    I am intersted this programme but ARMMK Associate have difficult to need financial supporty.

  5. Aamir George says:

    I am interested this program but i don’t have the money.

  6. Pst Uduakabasi Bassey says:

    I am interested in the programme but i need financial supportfyy

  7. Joshua Osaleh Litunya says:

    This program can be of great importance to developing countries like Kenya where public offices are misused. The NGO i have been volunteering for almost three years does not have funds but i will appreciate a great deal if considered since i am also a university student.

  8. alok chantia says:

    Miles go before you sleep ….miles to go before you sleep …………it is amazing to know that knowledge seeker can do anything …..and financial crisis has no problem ….really this is an imaginary part when i was going through about fellowships provided for training programme …if i am not wrong …an individual can do his best for his/her Nation ………thanks a lot Naina- Dayal Foundation ,India

  9. Zar Ali Khan Afridi says:

    I liked this program very much but have no resource to apply. I belong to FATA-Pakistan. Can there be a provision for FATA people who are also suffering from the menace of terrorism?

  10. Cathy Bobmilliar says:

    Very much interested .What address will I use for the expression of interest to the Hague Academy

  11. Sara Arias says:

    Hi, I just wanted to know if I, as a student, can apply for the course Citizen participation and accountability. I study Political Science. Thank you.

  12. jonathan eduardo chaverra says:

    desearía participar, pero no cuento con los recursos

  13. Sebastian Cossio says:

    Muy interesante, me gustaría saber mas sobre la postulación para ingresar a estos programas. Gracias

  14. Zeinab Blandia says:

    The courses are very good I love the programme and whant to be part of it

  15. ABRAHAM T.SUAH says:

    i love this program but i don’t have the money.
    i am also from a new ngo we have no founding so can this program help me be a part.

  16. andrew sarich says:

    keep me posted