Master’s Scholarship for Developing Countries in Netherlands 2012 – 2013

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Applications are invited from candidates from developing countries for the 2012/2013 Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for master’s study in Netherlands. Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/or marginalized regions are specifically invited to apply for an NFP fellowship. Fifty percent of the NFP budget is reserved for fellowships for candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility

If you want to apply for an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme you must:

  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ work experience;
  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the developing countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s Degree Programmes on the 2012-2013 course list. This means that you must have met all the requirements set by the Dutch institution;
  • not already have received an NFP master’s degree fellowship;
  • not be employed by:
    – a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever);
    – a large national and/or commercial organisation;
    – a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, BuZa, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);
    – a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB);
    – an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • have completed and submitted an NFP master’s degree programme application, including all the required documentation, before the fellowship application deadline;
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
  • 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;
  • be available for the entire period of the programme and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;
  • endorse the objective and the aim of the NFP. The aim of the NFP cannot be reached if you do not return to your own country. Nuffic would like to urge you to return to your home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way;

How to Apply

  • You first apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the master’s degree programme of your choice. The Dutch institution assesses the application and decides whether or not to admit you to the programme. You will receive a letter from the institution informing you if you have been admitted. Nuffic has no part in the academic application process. Admission must be unconditional in terms of your education and language proficiency. Admission may be granted conditionally, subject to you finding suitable funding for the programme
  • You are strongly advised to apply as early as possible for admission to the Dutch institution to allow these institutions enough time to process all the applications for admission in time. For information regarding the admission you should contact the Dutch institution
  • After you secure an admission, you may submit either a digital or a paper scholarship application. However, you are strongly encouraged to apply online through the Scholarships Online (SOL) application tool
  • Please also note that only one version should be submitted: either digital or on paper. Submitting two versions will certainly delay the selection procedure
  • You can only apply for a fellowship for one master’s degree programme per fellowship application deadline. Being admitted to more than one programme with the same fellowship application deadline means that candidates will have to choose one programme before applying for a fellowship

Fellowship Application Checklist

The application consists of:

  • either a digital application submitted online or a paper application form submitted directly to Nuffic;
  • a letter from your employer endorsing your study plans and guaranteeing that while you are absent your salary will continued to be paid and your job will be held;
  • a copy of a valid passport or other official identity document;
  • a Statement of Government Authority (if applicable).

The fellowship application you submit must be complete. You cannot make any adjustments or additions to your application after you have submitted it, not even before the fellowship deadline has passed.

Online Fellowship Application

Online applications can be submitted through Scholarships Online (SOL). Through SOL you can apply for fellowships and check the status of your application online. All correspondence with the candidate will be done by email. Other parties such as the Dutch institutions, the embassies and consulates will use SOL to add information about an NFP fellowship application.

Selection Procedure

Both the Dutch institution and the embassy or consulate will assess the fellowship application. The Dutch institutions will focus on academic qualities while the embassies and consulates will look at the relevance of the application for the development of the employing organization or country. If applicable, the application also needs to comply with country-specific criteria. These assessments will lead to a selection of candidates.

Deadlines:

1st Round: Application open November 1, 2011 and closes February 7, 2012. Programme starts August/September 2012

2nd Round: Application opens February 1, 2012 and closes May 1, 2012. Programme starts January/February 2013

Note: These are scholarship deadlines. Individual institution’s admission deadlines might be earlier than the scholarship deadlines. So check it the institution of your choice so that you can apply

To read more about the SOL, click here

To prepare a master’s application, click here

To read more about the Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2012, click here. 

31 COMMENTS

  1. HI
    Am Bahta Russom from Eritrea; holding BSC degree in mechanical engineering from the university of Asmara in 2001.Currently am working in Water resources department with the governmental institution. Hence am seeking a scholarship grant from your institution in any field related to my career.
    Thanks for your consideration

  2. i mulugeta abebe from ethiopia ,i have Bsc degree in water resourse and environmetal engineering . i wish to learn in your institution related to my field.

  3. i am from Ethiopia,i have Bsc degree in water resourse and environmetal engineering .i wish to learn in your universt related to my field .hoply i wait your response .

  4. i am from Ethiopia,i have BSC degree in water resourse and environmental engineering from haramaya university.i wish to learn my Msc degree in your institution related to my field .hoply i wait your response .
    thanks

    • My name is Ayansa Teshome, I am Ethiopian and single. I have a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and Hydrology from Arbaminch University of Ethiopia, 2012. I need further study in this issue especially on water resource and Hydrology or any related area. I am applying free scholarship for MASTER’S in your institution through this program. Thank you.
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  5. My name is Abdulaziz Husen. i was graduated from wollega university in irrigation agronomy.now i am teaching in wollega university as graduate assesstant II. i need my MSc study in irrigation Engineering/ hydraulics/ to fulfill my dream aswell as to help my country by what i grasp knowledge from you inistitution. i really hope that , you may accept me at second round.with best regards!

  6. I was graduated from Bahir Dar university in 6th July 2006 with mechanical engineering. I have with five years of experience in armament & sugar manufacturing industries sited in Ethiopia. Now i am very much knee to continue my study which is related to my career.

  7. I am an Ethiopian. I have BEd degree in biological science and served as college preparatory school teacher and principal all together for the past11years.Now I am serving as an officer in one of the public higher educational institutions.Now it is the right time for me to up date my self. So that I will be the one who contributes for the growth and transformation of my country.would you arrange for me in order to make my dream real? I hope you consider my issue. Thank you!

  8. hi i’m biniam tefera from ethiopia,a B.Sc holder in plant sciences i would like to get my masters program in agricultural economics it will be my pleasure to get that chance……thankyou

  9. iam muktar hhussien from ethiopia i graduate from adama science and technology university and have good gcp of 3.85 if youn avail me i want to countinui my master program in plant science and breedin and biotechnology and genetics.

  10. I am HABIMANA SYLVESTRE, I am Rwandese by nationality and I am maried. I have a bachelor’s degree in Enterprises Management, From INES RUHENGERI, 2011. I need further study in this issue especially on Population Studies or any related area. I am applying free scholarship for MASTER’S in your institution through this program. Thanks.

  11. I’m wondu from ethiopia and i have a Bsc of Agricultural Economics. now I’m working at FDRE Trade ministry at Senior Agricultural marketing Expert. i need to start my master degree in your institution

  12. Dear Sir,
    I am Girma from Ethiopia. I have first class honored degree in Irrigation Engineering from Arba Mich University in 2004. I am currently working as Surface Water Works Officer in an International NGO. To upgrade my educational stutus to masters degree in the fields of Water Development studies, I am seeking potential sponsors and fellowships who are willing to financially support me to coverall the expenses during my studies.
    Thank you for your considerations and support.

  13. dear sir/madam
    i am from ethiopia and i have a Bsc of land resource management and environmental protection under soil and water conservation stream. now iam working at mersa agricultural college as instructor. i wish to start my MSC in your institution in related fields of my department. so i need your support.

  14. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  15. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  16. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  17. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  18. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  19. i am a 22 years old Ethiopian women.i have BA degree in Econmoics from governmental university. i would like to have a chance to up grade my educational status in your university. since i am a women in third world , it is the only education is the majour muscle that enables me to shoulder the prevailing problems. so i realy needs help.

  20. My name is UWITONZE Martin, I am Rwandese and single. I have a bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from the National University of Rwanda, 2010. I need further study in this issue especially on Population Studies or any related area. I am applying free scholarship for MASTER’S in your institution through this program. Thank you.

  21. i have math BA degree from addis ABaba univeristy i am happy if i have gaven an opportunity to graduate study

  22. I am Gebremedhin Hagos from Ethiopia and am also I have MA in Development Study from Mekelle University so please I need to continue my academic career hopefully your organization would give me free scholarship for PhD

  23. I had my B.Eng in Chemical Engineering Technology in a Nigerian University, I will like to further my studies in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Please link me up if there exist any scholarship offer in this area. meanwhile I am in the course of concluding a Masters programme in Chemical Engineering from another nigerian university.

  24. iam from ethiopia and i have a Bsc of water suppply and environmental engineering. now iam working at arba minch university as a graduate assistance II. i wish to start my master degree in your institution.

  25. I am DEBELA ADUGNA from Ethiopia and have a BSc degree in Rural Development and Agricultural Extention. Now i am workink at Arba Minch University as a graduate assistant I. I wish to start my master degree in Agricultural Economics any other related fields in your institution through this program. Thank you.

  26. I’m Tesema Begna from Ethiopia i had a holder of BA degree in Economics ,i want to continu my education in any related filed if i get the chance

  27. i wish this opporunity can be given to fresh graduate and i will be happy this is considered

  28. I wish the scholarship should be for unemployed youth who desire to further his or her education outside his or her locality.Please consider this.I wish to start my master degree in your institution through this helping program.Thanks

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