Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) Master

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) promotes capacity building within organisations in 51 countries by providing fellowships for training and education for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.

The current phase of the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes is coming to an end. The outlines of a new capacity building programme, including fellowships, are currently being developed. As soon as we have more information about this, we will update the website.
Please note that application for the September 2017 intake is no longer possible and that there will be no NFP scholarships for the February 2018 intake.

Holland Alumni Network and NFP alumni activities

The Holland Alumni network provides services to all alumni that have studied at Dutch higher education institutions. It periodically organises events for alumni and/or alumni associations.

Alumni and alumni-to-be are encouraged to join, participate in, and/or set up (pre-)alumni activities. Several opportunities and funds for (pre-)alumni activities are available. For more information see:

More information

  • NUFFIC-website
  • A video showing NFP alumni in their home and working environment
  • If you have specific questions about the NFP Master Scholarship you can contact the Leiden University Scholarships Department via but please be aware we do not have any additional information available at the moment.

Last Modified: 29-06-2017