Please note that there is an early-bird deadline for the current scholarship application round. Eligible candidates who submit their application before the early-bird deadline of 13 February 2024 will benefit from our assessment and, if needed, will receive feedback to improve their application.
The application process consists of completing an application form (you will find the button at the end of these instructions), where you indicate your motivation to participate in the course and prove that you have support from your employer (through an employer statement).
Your application will only be eligible if your motivation and employer statement are clearly aligned with the priorities of the Embassy of the Netherlands in your country. Check the thematic priorities of your country:
You are required to upload a digital and clear scan in colours of your official passport, an employer statement (format provided ahead) and, in some cases, a copy of a government statement. Prepare these documents ahead and submit them in PDF format. The size of each file must not exceed 2MBs. These instructions can assist you.
2. Prepare the answers to the motivation questions
In the application form, you will have to answer three questions:
What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?
How will this training course enable you to address this issue?
How will you address this issue with your position within your organisation?
The answers to the three motivation questions should clearly indicate the link between your organisation and position on the one hand, and (elements of) the Country Focus on the other hand. Be specific and base your answers on factual information. Refrain from copying information from our website.
Read the Quality Guidelines to determine which information should be included on each of the questions.
3. Prepare an employer Statement
All applications must be supported by an Employer Statement. An employer statement is a format where your employer supports and motivates your participation in the course. This document has to be written by your employer, where they indicate the relevance of the training for you as an employee and for the organisation.
Once you submit your application, several assessments will take place:
The Hague Academy will assess your application first based on whether you meet the eligibility criteria, the relevance of the course for your work and position, your motivation and the required documents.
If you meet all the academic and eligibility requirements, you will receive an invitation from The Hague Academy to proceed with the final step in the application procedure: registering in Delta, Nuffic’s database.
Then, the Embassies of the Netherlands in each country will assess and score the applications based on the country’s focus.
After these two assessments, Nuffic selects the awarded candidates. They will allocate scholarships according to the available budget and the criteria set out u the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Applicants will be notified by The Hague Academy regarding the outcome of the selection.
Applicants that do not qualify to proceed will not receive any further notification.
The selection by Nuffic is final and not subject to discussion and/or correspondence.