07 Sep KOP Netherlands Fellowship Programme
On 1 July 2017 the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Kennisontwikkelings programma (KOP). KOP NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.
Start-up phase KOP-Short Courses After formal publication of the subsidy and policy outline in the Dutch Staatscourant the start of KOP will be confirmed. Please note that until that time adjustments could still be made to comply with the policy outline.
In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for Short Courses. The short course scholarship application deadline is open for candidates from 28 partner countries.
Further information regarding the remaining other KOP countries and expected future deadlines will follow soon.For whom: Criteria A KOP NFP fellowship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your 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 KOP NFP allowances.
The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly – acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.
KOP- Information for Applicants version September 2017
You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the KOP NFP to be eligible for a fellowship.
Eligibility criteria :
▪One must be a professional and a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the
KOP Country list valid at the time of application;
▪One must have a current employer’s statement that complies with the formal Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the formal must be endorsed in the statement;
▪One must not be employed by an organisation which can be expected to have their own funds for staff development, e.g.: a multinational corporation (e.g.Shell,Unilever, Microsoft) a large national and/or a large commercial organisation; a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida,Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid); a multilateral donor organisation (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB); an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
▪One must have a current employer’s statement which complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments, which are included in the format, must be endorsed in the statement;
▪ One must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
▪One must have an official passport valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form by the candidate
How to apply
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. When you are cert ain that you are eligible for a KOP NFP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.