Netherlands Fellowship Programme - PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) fosters capacity building within organizations in 50 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members at the University of Twente. The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes is an initiative of the Dutch government.

Deadline for application

 

How to apply

To be determined

 

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Country of Origin

 

 

Click here for the NFP country list, to see which countries qualify.

Field of study

All

 

Level of study

PhD

Scholarship Value

 

 

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subsistence allowance

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tuition fee (applicable for Master)

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housing

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international travel

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insurance

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personal allowance

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study materials (applicable for Master and PhD)

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visa costs

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travel within the Netherlands

Requirements for application

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

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Be a national and working in one of the countries above list valid at the time of application

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Be a mid-career professional with at least three years of work experience

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Be nominated by his/her employer, who pledges to continue paying the candidate’s salary and guarantees the candidate will be able to return to an equivalent position after the termination of the fellowship period

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Have been unconditionally admitted by the University of Twente as a PhD student. This means that you must have met all admission requirements set by the University of Twente

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Have completed an NFP PhD study application form and have submitted all the required documentation to the Netherlands embassy or consulate, before the fellowship application deadline

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Offer proof that a large portion of the PhD research will take place in the candidate’s home country

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Not be employed by a multinational, UN Organization, World Bank, IMF, bilateral or multilateral donor organization or a large, national, commercial organization

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Offer evidence that he or she is sufficiently skilled in speaking and writing in the language of communication during the PhD which is English.

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Offer proof that the PhD will be pursued according to a ‘sandwich’ or ‘picnic’ model, which means that a large portion of the PhD research will take place in the candidate’s home country

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Be employed in an area to which the PhD study will make a relevant contribution;

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Have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organization and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organization

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Be available full–time to pursue the PhD without interruption, and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme

Preference will be given to candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/or marginalized regions