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.


Deadlines

NFP-sub

programme

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.
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