Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) (Master’s program & Short course)

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)
One possibility for obtaining a fellowship to study at KIT is through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP). The fellowships are designed to meet the need for further training and capacity-building in developing countries. 

To maximize their impact on capacity building, NFP-funded training must be linked to the institutional development of organizations. A wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations are eligible. Examples include educational institutions, planning agencies, ministries, community-based organizations and private enterprises.

Applicants for the NFP fellowship for a KIT master’s program or short course must meet the following criteria:
  • have been admitted to the course of your choice. This means that you meet all the requirements set out by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)
  • be nationals of and working and living in a country on the NFP Country list
  • accept the NFP rules and regulations
  • upload in ATLAS all mandatory documents. (see previous information)
  • not to be employed by a multinational corporation, UN organisation, IMF, a bilateral or multilateral dondor organisation or a large natonal and/or commercial organisation
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution.
Application Procedure

The application process is described below.
Start the application process early!

NFP uses a two-step application procedure:
  • Applicants must request academic admission directly from KIT (via the KIT online application system, follow the link in each specific course page).
  • Applicants have to apply separately for the NFP scholarship via: ATLAS (the new NFP online application system).
  • Applicants who have applied for a course for which NFP scholarships are available and have been accepted, will receive an e-mail from KIT with the correct link to ATLAS, the new application system for NFP. This link will only be send when the registration period opens.
  • The registration period opens approx. 6 weeks before the application deadline. Check the application deadline for each course in the course description.
NFP Deadlines for Masters

For Masters programme at KIT in academic year 2016-2017 the NFP registration period is: 2 February – 15 March 2016
It is strongly recommended to start your application at KIT as early as possible.
The Netherlands embassies and consulates can provide more information about country-specific opportunities and regulations.

For the following master programs there are scholarships available from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme.Applicants should apply first to KIT for admission and separately to NFP. Follow the links for more information on the course and NFP.
NFP Scholarships for short courses 
These advanced courses can also be followed as part of the Master in International Health (MIH).
Follow the links below for more information on each course. 
List courses NFP deadline 15 March 2016:


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