Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) bachelor Master Phd Short courses

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)

For mid-career professionals from one of the 60 selected countries, following NFP approved short courses or master’s programmes, or a PhD programme.

For whom?

  • Applicants are mid-career professionals with at least three years work experience.
  • Applicants are nationals of one of the following countries.
  • Applicants have been unconditionally admitted to courses and programmes recognised by the NFP (short course or master’s programme) or to a PhD programme.
  • Applicants are nominated by their employers. Applications without a support letter from an employer will not be considered.


Scholarship period

Minimum 2 weeks for a short course, maximum 4 years for a PhD programme.

General requirements and application date

Deadlines may vary, therefore please consult the Netherlands Embassy, Consulate or local Nuffic Neso office in your country well in advance for specific instructions. Enquiries and information about local procedures, deadlines, requirements and selection criteria should also be directed to the embassy, consulate or Neso office. Local procedures may differ from the general information provided on Nuffic’s website or in brochures.

Application fee

If you are applying for an NFP scholarship for a short course or a master’s programme you are not required to pay the €100 application fee. However, we must receive evidence that you are intending to apply for the NFP scholarship, in the form of a letter from your employer, endorsing your study plans and guaranteeing that while you are absent your salary will continue to be paid and your job will be held. This is the same letter that you will require for your actual NFP application

Application procedure and deadlines

Short course
Please check the Study Abroad website for more information on the admission process and deadlines for short courses, study abroad programmes and summer schools

Master’s programme
Please first check our master’s programmes for more information on application procedures and studying in Leiden.

Step  Procedure
1 Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University
2 Upload all necessary documents
3 Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the NFP scholarship on the scholarship page
Please make sure that you select NFP Master from the drop down menu in the category “Name”.
4 Upload the support letter from your employer
5 Submit your online application

PhD programms

Earning a PhD at Leiden takes about four years of study and consists of independent and original research under the supervision of a professor. For information about admission procedures, deadlines and finding a supervisor, please contact the relevant Graduate School directly.




Deadline: application to Leiden University SOL*
open for application
Deadline: application to Nuffic (via SOL*) Outcome SOL*
Academic year 2012-2013
Start programme: 

January 2013

Master & Study Abroad Programme 1 February 2012 8 February 2012 1 May 2012 September 2012
Short Course 17 April 2012 8 February 2012 1 May 2012 September 2012
Start programme:

Mid May 2013

PhD 1 July 2012 17 July 2012 2 October 2012 January 2013
Short Course 17 September 2012 17 July 2012 2 October 2012 January 2013
Academic year 2013-2014
Start programme:

Mid August 2013

Master, Study Abroad Programme & PhD 5 November 2012


1 December 2012 5 February 2013 June 2013
Short Course 5 January 2013


1 December 2012 5 February 2013 June 2013

Start programme: 

January 2014

 Master & Study Abroad Programme  7 February 2013 March 2013  7 May 2013  September 2013
 Short Course  7 April 2013 March 2013  7 May 2013  September 2013

Start programme:

Mid May 2014

PhD  1 July 2013 August 2013  2 October 2013  January 2014
Short Course  1 September 2013 August 2013  2 October 2013  January 2014

* SOL= Scholarship Online, the Nuffic’s online application tool


Important notes

  • Please ensure that you have submitted a complete application by the relevant deadline mentioned in the table above.
  • If you apply to Leiden University after our application deadline you may still indicate that you are applying for an NFP scholarship. However Leiden University cannot guarantee that your file will be reviewed in time to meet the deadline for application via SOL (the Nuffic’s online scholarship application tool).
  • Admission to a course or programme must be unconditional. You are not eligible for the scholarship if you are admitted on condition of (re)taking an exam, undertaking a pre-sessional English courses or submitting an English test or other diplomas or certificates.

Global Scholarships for International Students at York University Source Canada,Bachelor Programm

York University
Bachelors (BS) Degree

Deadline: 15 March 2013 (annual)
Study in: Canada
Course starts September 2013

Brief description:

The University of York offers Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships. United World College Scholarships, and International Entrance Scholarships for international students who would like to take a full-time undergraduate degree at University of York.

Host Institution(s):

York University in Ontario, Canada

Field of study:

Any undergraduate program in one of the following Faculties:  Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.

Number of Awards:

Only one candidate per school will be considered for this award.

Target group:

The scholarships are open to international students from around the world.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Global Leader of Tomorrow Award: $60,000 ($15,000 x 4 years)

United World College Scholarship $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

International Entrance Scholarships: $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years)

To renew the scholarship, one must maintain a high academic standing (7.80 on a 9-point York scale) in each academic year at York.


•  You MUST be applying for September entry.
• You MUST be an international student who is required to have a Study Permit to study in Canada.
•  You must be nominated by your high school.
• You must be applying to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program in one of the following Faculties: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science & Engineering, Schulich School of Business.
• You must possess an excellent academic record (“A” average or equivalent) and have other accomplishments such as community service or excellence in the arts, sports or other areas of individual achievement. (Exception: York University Entrance Award)
• Demonstrates leadership skills

Important Note: Please take note of the specific eligibility criteria of each scholarship.

Application instructions:

The deadline for applications is on 15 March 2013. You are required to fill up the scholarship application form and submit supporting documentation (listed in the form).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.