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NUFFIC-NFP Fellowships for PhD Studies


To allow candidates to pursue a PhD at one of 18 Dutch universities and institutes for international education.

A large portion of the PhD research must take place in the candidate's home country.


Candidate must be a national of one of 61 developing countries and have been admitted to a Dutch institution as a PhD fellow. Priority will be given to female candidates and candidates from sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Annual

Study Length

4 years

Award Value

Monthly allowance (€595–1190)

Application procedure

After being accepted for admission to a Dutch institution, the candidate may submit a request for a PhD fellowship. Applicant must present a completed NFP PhD study application form to the Netherlands embassy or consulate in his/her own country. The application must be accompanied by the necessary documentation and by a research proposal that is supported by the supervisor(s). Form can be downloaded from website external link

Closing date

February 1st

Study Level

  • Doctorate

Netherlands Organization for International Co-operation in Higher Education (NUFFIC)

Since its founding in 1952, the Netherlands Organization for International Co-operation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) has been an independent, non-profit organization. Its mission is to foster international co-operation in higher education. Special attention is given to development co-operation.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Netherlands Organization for International Co-operation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) by using the links below.


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