Yet another option for those from India who aspire to go abroad to study is Netherlands. It is one of the emerging markets and there are universities offering quite a few unique courses. The culture, the place, the people is all to be experienced and not to forget the education. The Netherlands Government has offered scholarship program in the name of Netherland Fellowship Program for students who want to pursue their MS and MA degree. It is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to promote capacity building within organizations. The scholarship is available in 61 countries and provides training and education to mid career staff members.
At the end of the scholarship program the student will be a proud owner of either Masters of Arts Degree or a Master’s of Science degree or a Professional Master’s degree. The student can choose to learn from any of the Dutch universities or academic institutions. The student has a variety of fields to choose from. Some of them are Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries; Architecture and Town Planning, Arts and Humanities; Business Administration and Management; Education; Engineering; Environmental Science; Fine and Applied Arts; Law; Mass Communication and Information Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Medical and Health Science; Natural Science; Tourism and Leisure; Social and Behavioral Science; and Transport and Communications.
The deadline for applications is around early February or early May and the course start during September.
The students who get preference for scholarship are usually from the 61 developing countries in the continents of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Candidates who belong to a priority group or from a marginalized region which is defined by the embassy also get preference during the selection period.
The scholarship will supplement the salary which the student was drawing and will also cover the cost of the tuition fees, visas, travel cost, insurance and any research cost involved during the study period.
The candidate should be a mid-career professional with three year’s of relevant work experience and must be a national of one of the 61 developing countries and should be working and living in one of the countries at the time of application. He should be nominated by his employer and the employer should be willing to pay his salary when he continues his studies and should guarantee to offer the same or equivalent position when he joins his work. The candidate should have also been accepted by the university and fulfilled all the criteria.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.nuffic.nl/international-students/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowships-programmes-nfp