Netherlands Fellowship Programme

About NFP II

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a scholarship programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is funded from the Ministry’s development cooperation budget. The aim of the programme is to help reduce the shortage of skilled workers.

The target group consists of professionals working in one of the 51 NFP countries. The successful completion of a study programme will help them to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work.

The demand for education and training must reflect the institutional development of the candidate's employer. Candidates must be nominated by their employers in order to qualify for participation.

NFP II application procedure

A complete registration and scholarship application consist of three parts:

  1. An application for a NFP-eligible programme at Saxion.
    1. You can find a complete overview of NFP-eligible programmes on our website (select ‘NFP’ as course-type).
    2. You can apply by completing our online application form. Please send in your application before 6 March 2017.
  2. You need to supply the following documents:
    1. Photo
    2. Copy passport
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Diploma
    5. Transcript
    6. Language proof
    7. Motivation letter
    8. Only if you apply for one of our Short Courses:
      Course description of your previous education (including information about the content of the courses, literature and study load)
  3. An application for an NFP fellowship through the online application form in Atlas. 
    1. You will receive the link of the ATLAS application form via the admission letter.
    2. You can submit this online application between 3 February and 20 March 2017.
    3. After assessing your application Saxion will decide whether you are nominated for an NFP fellowship. The result of the nomination will be issued after 6 April 2017.
    4. The final result of the selection will be issued after 18 May 2017.