Netherlands Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Netherlands Fellowships

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) promotes capacity building within organisations in 50 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

Important Notice

A new phase of the NFP (NFP II) started on 1 July 2013. This new phase leads to policy changes which have an impact on procedures and criteria.

•    New application and selection procedures apply starting with the round with deadline of November 2014.

•    There is one fellowship application deadline per year for PhD. This deadline is in October/November.

NFP General Information


The overall aim of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

Target group

The NFP is targeted at mid-career professionals, who are nationals of, and working and living in one of the 50 NFP countries, of which the United Republic of Tanzania is one. By successfully completing a study programme, they will return to their jobs with the skills to further develop and strengthen the organisations that employ them.

The demand for education and training has to be connected with the institutional development of the employing organisations. The employer is therefore the one who needs to nominate the candidates for further training. Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa and women are specifically asked to apply for an NFP scholarship.

NFP Fellowships: Short Courses, Master Courses and PhD

NFP offers fellowships for short courses, master courses and PhD studies. Each has a separate section on the Nuffic website with information about eligibility criteria, application, selection and deadlines. Please visit the Nuffic database course list to find suitable courses.

For more information on procedures, eligibility-criteria, institutions and courses, please visit the NFP website (

How to Apply

For information on the application procedure for a fellowship please visit the NFP website ( Please note that you need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. All applications are made online; applications via email or post will not be accepted.

Please note that

Applicants who submit an application that contains forged information or who leave out requested information, that would lead to ineligibility will be ineligible for NFP fellowships for life. Applicants have to find out when their Dutch institution set their application deadlines. Before applying always check the website of the Embassy and institution to find out which academic and NFP deadline applies for the course or study programme you are interested in.

Fellowship Application Deadlines 2015

Applicants have to find out when the Dutch institution at which they would like study have set their application deadline. For fellowship applications check the NFP website and institution’s website to find out which academic and NFP deadline applies for the course or study programme you are interested in.


NFP Fellowship Open for Applications

Educational Institutions Deadlines

Master degree programmes and short courses

 03 February 2015

The Dutch educational insitutions have their own academic application deadlines and NFP form deadlines. Please consult their respective websites to find out the deadlines before which you have to send your academic application and your NFP application form.

Master degree programmes and short courses

 02 June 2015

 Short courses and PhD

 To be confirmed

Extra deadline NFP Tailor-Made Training Programme

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.

The Tailor-Made Training programme (TMT) is one of the modalities of the NFP. Any tailor-made training course is designed to meet specific needs of a requesting organisation.

You can find more information and an overview of the criteria for TMT on the EP-Nuffic website

Embassy’s policy and priorities

This embassy will review incoming applications and recommend them to EP-Nuffic in line with embassy policy and priorities, which are focused on the following sectors:

  • Energy Sector
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Food Security
  • Financial Services

Interested and eligible organisations are invited to participate in the TMT programme.

Training possibilities

For this deadline there is only the possibility of a Joint Proposal (with co-funding), submitted by an organisation in this country together with a Dutch training provider. Joint proposal forms are available on the EP-Nuffic website

For this deadline we ask for minimum 20% co-funding in order to stretch the available funds. See

How to submit

Joint proposals have to be submitted to the embassy at The embassy needs some time to fulfil its role in the procedure. Our deadline is therefore October 2nd  2015.


Unfortunately the budget for the TMT programme is limited. By consequence a limited number of proposals can be subsidised.

EP-Nuffic is responsible for the assessment and selection, taking into account the recommendations of the embassy.


Contact Information: Fellowship Department at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Telephone enquiries: +255 22 2194000
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