Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

01/01/2004 00:52

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tbilisi is announcing the call for applications for short courses, for Master's degree programs and PhD programs offered by a number of Dutch institutions under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP). The aim of the NFP is to contribute to the institutional development and capacity-building of Georgian organizations by training their staff. 

                                                                                              Master programmes and short courses are offered in the following fields:

** Agriculture, forestry and fishery
** Architecture and town planning
** Arts and humanities
** Business administration and management
** Education and teacher training
** Engineering
** Environmental science
** Fine and applied arts
** Law
** Mass communication and information science
** Mathematics and computer science
** Medical and health sciences
** Natural sciences
** Service, tourism and leisure
** Social and behavioral sciences
** Transport and communications.

The NFP applicant should:

** be a citizen of Georgia
** be a mid-career professional with at least three years of work experience
** have been unconditionally admitted to the Dutch institution that provides the course
** be nominated by her/his employer who pledges to pay the applicant's salary and guarantees that the s/he will return to the same or higher position upon the end of the fellowship period
** not be employed by a large industrial, commercial, international or multinational organizations; multinationals, UN-organizations, World Bank, IMF, a bilateral or multilateral donor organization.

Fellowship application procedure:

Applicants first apply for admission directly to the Dutch institution that offers the master's degree program of their choice. For the list of the eligible programs and institutions please, refer to the enclosed brochure.

After being unconditionally admitted to either the short course or the master's program, applicants apply for the NFP fellowship online, via the SOL application software of Nuffic to be found under


The NFP has the following deadlines:

Master's degree programs: 1 February and 1 May 2011.
Short courses: 1 February, 1 May and 1 October 2011.
PhD: 1 February, 1 October 2011.

Academic application deadlines vary per institution. Applicants must consult with the institutions of their choice.

Questions can be addressed to Ms. Sopo Kotiashvili, the Fellowship Officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, by telephone: 276200 or e-mail:

Detailed program description and application instruction can be found at:

or in the enclosed brochure.