Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - Kennisontwikkelings programma (KOP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is currently going through some changes. On 1 July 2017 the NFP entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Kennisontwikkelings programma (KOP).

In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for some short courses. The eligible IHS short courses in this round are:

Green Cities for Eco-efficiency
Local Economic Development
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation
International Course for Housing and Urban Development

Eligibility Criteria

Please note that this application deadline is only open for candidates from these 30 countries. Candidates from the other NFP countries which are not on this list will be able to participate in the next round in 2018.

At the moment we still don’t have information about the fellowship eligibility criteria on KOP programme. If you are from one of those 30 countries, and you are interested in participating in this round, we kindly advise you to first apply for the IHS academic admission. You will be informed of all the updates in the following weeks.  

If you would like to receive updates about the KOP programme, please register here.

Application procedure

1. You should first apply for the IHS academic course via IHS Online Application Form and receive your academic admission offer. *

2. You will then be invited by IHS to apply for the KOP fellowship. An invitation email with detailed instructions will be sent to you. 

*Candidates who have deferred their admission during the previous intake, can reply to this email to request a new admission letter. 

Deadline

IHS Academic deadline

18 October 2017

KOP fellowship deadline

25 October 2017


Mena Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) is a full Dutch scholarship offered to professionals from 10 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The Mena Scholarship Programme (MSP) follows the same application procedures as KOP, but is only available for short courses. The information below can be used by candidates who wish to apply for MSP. The following IHS courses are eligible for the upcoming application deadline:

Green Cities for Eco-efficiency
Local Economic Development
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a professional and national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list.
  • have an employer’s statement that complies with a prescribed format. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement.
  • not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: 
    multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organisations, bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • must have an official and valid passport
  • must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time
  • must have an MSP government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (see the overview of government statement if this is applicable for your country)
  • not exceed 45 years of age at the time of grant submission.

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Application procedure

1. You should first apply for the IHS academic course via IHS Online Application Form and receive your academic admission offer. *

2. You will then be invited by IHS to apply for the MSP fellowship. An invitation email with detailed instructions will be sent to you. 

*Candidates who have deferred their admission during the previous intake, can reply to this email to request a new admission letter. 

Deadline

IHS Academic deadline

10 October 2017

KOP fellowship deadline

17 October 2017

 

More questions?

Please contact IHS Admissions Office admission@remove-this.ihs.nl