Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Instructions for the Applicant

Please note that you will be eligible for an NFP fellowship only if the short course is on the NFP short course list for 2014. Fellowship applications for participation in other short courses will not be considered. Check before hand with the Netherlands Embassy or consulate whether any specific additional documents or procedures are required in Egypt.

Here you can find the requirements and instructions for applying for a Fellowship Programme. To apply for the NFP or for further information on the criteria can be found here.

Before applying for an NFP fellowship

It is important to realise and consider that:

·         Applying for an NFP fellowship often takes time and effort and costs money, but might not lead to an NFP fellowship as Nuffic receives thousands of applications each year.

·         Applying for a fellowship numerous times does not increase your chances of receiving a fellowship.

Before you start your NFP fellowship application you must do the following:

·         Read all information available on the NFP webpages.

·         Prepare and/or collect all the necessary application documents.

To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, you must be admitted to the master’s degree programme, short course or PhD study, for which you would like to use the fellowship.

Obtain academic admission

You must apply for academic admission directly at the Dutch institution. Your admission must be unconditional in terms of your education and language proficiency. Conditional admission may be granted only subject to you finding suitable funding for the programme.

You are strongly advised to seek academic admission as early as possible to allow the institution to process your application in time. Ask the Dutch institution what their deadline for academic admission is.

The academic admission process for a PhD study is an individual track. Ask the Dutch institution what the requirements and deadlines are.

You are only allowed to apply for one NFP fellowship per deadline.


Each year there are several deadlines for fellowships applications. Detailed information on the selection procedure and the deadlinescan be found on the NFP website:


For specific information about NFP criteria and the deadlines that apply in Egypt, please contact the Netherlands embassy: 
tel: +20 2739 5500 on Monday and Wednesday between 9.00 and 12.00 |