Application deadline

The Nuffic OKP application round is closed.

Application deadline for Nuffic OKP applicants Closed
Application deadline for Nuffic MSP applicants Closed
Application deadline for private sponsored students For the program running in Oct. 2019: 21 Sept. 2019
For the program running in Jan. 2020: 27 Dec. 2019

Increase your chance in getting a Nuffic scholarship

Applying for a Nuffic scholarship is highly competitive. There are many more applicants for our programs than there are scholarships available. Not everyone who applies will receive an OKP or MSP scholarship. To increase your chance for getting awarded with a Nuffic scholarship it is important that you submit all the required and necessary information. Make sure that you provide a compelling motivation about how your participation in the program will make a positive impact on you, your employer and your country. If your application is not well motivated, we will not be able to nominate you for a scholarship.

Collect all required information and documents before starting with your online application. It is not possible to save your application and continue at a later stage. You need to finish the application in one go. Your application will be rejected if it is not complete.

Your motivation letter and the endorsement of your employer is very important and has a central part in the nomination by MSM and the selection by the Dutch Embassy of your country who advices Nuffic about who to nominate for the scholarship. It should be clear from your application how the program of your choice will enable you to create a positive impact on your job, but also beyond your current position. You need to show how the intended learning outcomes of the program will help you to make a positive impact on your current position and role. Your “theory of change” should be compelling.

In deciding whom to nominate MSM will also rank-order applications on the fit between development needs and intended outcomes. Therefore, it is important that you have a compelling view on how your participation in the program will subsequently help you to address the development needs of your employer. Ideally, it should also be clear how your learning outcomes will have an impact on your country (in line with the specific developmental objectives of the Nuffic OKP funding program and the Nuffic MSP funding program of your country/region).

In short, your application should be clear on long-term goals, identify clear indicators of outcomes (both with regard to your personal effectiveness & your contribution to strengthening organizational effectiveness).

Admission requirements

Applicants should have the ability to function academically and professionally at Bachelor level and should have an adequate level of spoken and written English.

How to apply

For OKP & MSP applicants -  you have to apply by filling out the candidate registration form of Delta. You can find this registration form here.