Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship. Nuffic, through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, provides scholarships for several selected courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or a diploma and their duration varies from two weeks to twelve months.
Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship Field(s) of study:
- NFP-qualified courses. Find a short course at this link then contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is NFP-qualified.
Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship Target group:
- The NFP target group consists of professionals who are nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. The chances of obtaining an NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if you are a woman.
Dutch universities are supported by state funding (except University Nyenrode) so that universities do not have to rely on private funding to facilitate tuition. All citizens of the Netherlands who complete high school at the pre-academic level (vwo) or have a professional Propedeuse at HBO level, signifying they have finished their first year of courses are eligible to attend university. In the case of a HBO-Propedeuse, some restrictions may apply as to deficiencies in High School subjects. Three universities (Leiden, Utrecht, and Groningen) have restrictive requirements based on academic ability; and all universities have restrictive requirements for some of their programs because the number of prospective students sometimes outnumbers the number of available places. Many Dutch students attend universities relatively far from their parental homes (in contrast to Universities in Italy and Spain for example), although scarcity of accommodation sometimes forces students to commute. As compensation for this, Dutch
students normally receive a card (OV-chipkaart) that allows them to use public transport for free during one part of the week (either workdays or the weekend) and with a discount during the other part. Waiting lists for student accommodation in the Netherlands can be more than a year, particularly in Utrecht and Amsterdam. This is why many students rent a room in the private sector. Quality differences between Dutch universities are generally small and the best university in one subject can be the worst in another. This is one of the reasons why none of them tend to end in the top tier of international university ranking systems. All of them, however, score well above average. Dutch universities used to offer only 4 or 5 year courses. Since 2002 most of them now offer 3-year undergraduate programs, leading towards a bachelor’s degree, and 1 or 2 years Master’s programs. Old habits remain, partly because stopping after a BSc is seen as ‘dropping out and a large majority of university students enroll in master’s courses. To confuse matters, students attending Universities of Applied Sciences (HBO) also obtain a bachelor’s degree, only the programs in these institutes usually take 4 years. In the Netherlands th, these degrees are however not seen as university education. It is possible to continue after an bachelor’s degree to a university master’s, with often a pre-master deficiency program or other additional requirements on minimum GPA.
Worth of Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship
- An NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance, and thesis research. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the personal NFP allowances.
Eligibility for Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship
- The NFP is meant for professionals who are nationals of and work and live in one of the 51 NFP countries. Candidates have to be nominated by their employer to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for training within the context of the organization.
- Read the complete eligibility criteria at the official website. You must also meet the eligibility requirements of the program you are applying for.
How to apply for Netherlands Undergraduate Scholarship
- You need to apply directly to the Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Please contact the institution that offers the NFP-qualified course of your choice to ask for the application procedure. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the program’s selection criteria, application procedures, and deadlines. Deadline varies depending on the course but is around March, July, or October 2022.
- It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: October 2022.
Official Website: Click Here