Netherlands Fellowship Programme - PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) fosters capacity building within organisations in 51 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

 

General information

6 October 2014

 

Click here for more general information about the Netherlands Fellowship Programme.

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

 

 

The scholarship value depends on the duration of your programme at the University of Twente. It will, however, cover the following expenses:

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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 fulfil the following requirements:

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You have to be a national of, and working and living in, one of the NFP countries;

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You have to be nominated by your employer to be provisionally considered for a nomination position. This means you will need to provide an employer’s statement. You can download the mandatory format of this letter here;

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

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Must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development;

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

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A number of governments of countries on the NFP country list require a statement of the government before candidates can apply for an NFP fellowship. In this statement the government expresses its support of the fellowship application. Please check with your government and/or the Netherlands embassy if this applies to your country; Fellowship applications from countries that require a government statement without an attached or uploaded government statement are considered not eligible and will not be further assessed for an NFP fellowship. Click here to download the format;

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Must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time.

NFP priority is also given to Sub-Sahara countries and female applicants.

 

How to apply

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Check whether you are from one of the countries on the NFP country list;

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Before you start filling out the candidate registration form, please read the registration instructions for candidates carefully;

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Fill out the candidate registration form.

When you apply using the candidate registration form, it is essential to have all required documents readily available.