Leiden University is inviting applications for Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) for Short Courses which is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NFP short course scholarship period is a minimum of 12 days and a maximum of 365 days.
Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. Leiden University plays a foremost role in academic research and teaching. Leiden University is an internationally operating research-driven university with a wide range of academic disciplines and degree programmes.
Universiteit Leiden Information
Established in 1575, Universiteit Leiden (Leiden University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Leiden (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Holland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): The Hague. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Nederland (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands), Universiteit Leiden (LEI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universiteit Leiden (LEI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 444 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
Applicants must meet the following area for the fellowship:
- You are unconditionally admitted to the short course (see step 1 of application procedure below).
- You are nominated by your employer and have an employer’s statement that complies with the format EP-Nuffic has provided (see step 3 of the application procedure below).
- You have an official and valid passport.
- If applicable, you must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (see step 4 of the application procedure below).
- Applicants are not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. Organisations 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) and international NGOs (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
The fellowship will cover the salary that the fellow should continue to receive during the study period. The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, tuition fee, visas, travel and insurance. If applicable, the fellowship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the costs that are covered by the fellowship.
Applicants can apply via online.
- A copy of your passport (or another form of identification)
- An employer’s statement
- The admission letter of the International Tax Center
- The statement of government authority (if applicable)
- Please note that your application will not be considered if one or more of these documents are missing. Each document can only be uploaded in PDF format and should not exceed 2 MB.