Fellowships

For candidates seeking financial assistance to cover all or part of their studies in one of the IHE Delft programmes or courses, please see the list of known fellowship opportunities below. 

All fellowships

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Scholarship

    Check the tab "Tuition&fellowships" at the webpage of the MSc in Sanitation for the latest information about this scholarship

  • Erasmus Mundus

    A limited number of EU Erasmus Mundus Scholarships is available on a competitive basis for the Floodrisk and GroundwatCh Programmes, starting in 2021. Read more about fellowships opportunities on the website of the programmes.

  • Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)

    The Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) for PhD programmes is a scholarship programme funded by the Indonesian government and is managed by LPDP to finance higher education in Indonesian or overseas institutions. It involves a full scholarship for programmes at top universities. The applicants targeted for the BPI scholarship are Indonesian citizens with excellent academic achievement and strong leadership quality who wish to continue pursuing studies on a Master’s or PhD level.

    IHE Delft's PhD degrees are awarded jointly with a relevant partner university (Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University and Research, University of Amsterdam, Twente University) depending on the affiliation of the professor with who you’ll be registered. Therefore the IHE Delft PhD programme is eligible for funding from LPDP.

    more info: LPDP Website

  • Inlaks Scholarships

    Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young Indian people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. The scholarships are of two types: university courses and specific programs.

    more info: www.inlaksfoundation.org

  • JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians

    The JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians has been helping Indian students since 1892 with loan scholarships for higher studies. People consider it a matter of great pride to be called a 'JN Tata Scholar'. There are now more than 5,004 JN Tata Scholars all over the world.

    more info: www.jntataendowment.org

  • Joint Japan Worldbank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP)

    The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is open to women and men from developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts. JJWBGSP is envisaging opening the 2021 application period late March 2021 with a deadline for applying around mid-May 2021. Please note however that these dates are still tentative.

    An update will be published on the JJWBGSP website in the second half of January 2021. Please check the website around that time. Part of the application procedure will be that you have to ask to referees to upload a recommendation letter in your application for a JJWBSP scholarship. We advise you to already think about possible referees you may ask. We advise you to already think about possible referees you may ask. Up to 5 scholarships will be available for the academic year which start in 2021.

    The following MSc Programmes/Specializations are eligible:

    If you are not admitted to one of these above programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2021 to study at IHE Delft.

    more info: www.worldbank.org

  • MENA (or MSP) scholarship programme for short courses

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships for short courses to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    More info:

    MSP Scholarships for Short Courses

  • MENA-CD Fellowships

    IHE Delft will provide water professionals from seven MENA countries (Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen) and Sudan with MSc level education in Delft on relevant topics for MENA region water scarcity.

    For the MSc programmes starting in October 2021, the scholarship application deadline is 1 June 2021.

    more info: www.un-ihe.org/mena-cd-fellowships

  • National Fellowships in Latin America

    These fellowships are for nationals from the mentioned Latin American country. As IHE Delft is a UNESCO affiliated Institute and not a regular university, it may not appear in their website listings of eligible institutions. It is worth applying for funding once you have been academically accepted by IHE Delft, as these organisations will most likely consider your fellowship application. The name UNESCO-IHE (former name of IHE Delft) may appear in some application systems.

    Your country might also offer individual fellowships for studies abroad, contact your national Ministry of Education or a similar organisation/agency for more information.

  • OFID

    OFID sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries through graduate studies in a development-related discipline. OFID awards its scholarships to qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree. 

    Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries), and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world. 

    more info: www.ofid.org

  • Orange Knowledge Programme

    The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, currently available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education.

    For MSc programmes starting in October 2021 OKP scholarships will be available for the one-year MSc programme in Sanitation. Check the website for procedure and deadlines.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    At this moment some adjustments on the OKP programme are being made. The call is expected to open in February 2021. Currently it is unsure whether OKP scholarships for the 18 months Delft-based MSc Programmes starting in October 2021 will be available. Please check this page for possible updates. In order not to miss the deadline, you are strongly advised to already submit your online application for admission via the IHE website. An e-mail will be sent to all applicants with an academic admission, in case OKP scholarships will come available.

    There will be OKP scholarships available for our short courses in 2021: visit our Short Course Scholarship page for more info.

  • Rotary Scholarship for Water and Sanitation Professionals

    The strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education aims to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. Through this partnership, a limited number of scholarships are awarded annually for graduate students at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s campus in the Netherlands. These scholarships are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and highly skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

    For the MSc programmes starting in October 2021, the Rotary scholarship application deadline is 15 April 2021.

    more info: http://www.un-ihe.org/Rotary-Scholarships-for-Water-and-Sanitation-Professionals

  • Schlumberger Foundation/Faculty for the Future

    The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program is awarding fellowships and supporting women academics in science and engineering from developing and emerging countries for their advanced graduate study at top universities abroad.

    more info: www.facultyforthefuture.net

  • SIDS Fellowships

    The SIDS programme is aimed at water professionals from small island developing states.

    For the MSc programmes starting in October 2021, the scholarship application deadline is 1 June 2021.

    more info: www.un-ihe.org/sids-fellowships-1

  • Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

    The Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship focuses on excellent Chinese students who want to study or do research in the Netherlands for at least one academic year during or after their studies in China.

     

    more info: more info:

  • StuNed Scholarship Programme

    StuNed (Studeren in Nederland) is a scholarship programme that is a part of the bilateral cooperation between the Dutch and Indonesian government. The main objectives of StuNed are to strengthen the human resources in Indonesian organisations and the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia at the same time. Currently more than 200 Indonesian students per year are granted a StuNed scholarship. The programme is implemented by Nuffic Neso Indonesia on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia.

    All Delft-based MSc programmes are eligible for StuNed.

    For the MSc programmes starting in October 2021, the scholarship application deadline is expected in March 2021.

    more info: www.nesoindonesia.or.id

  • WMO Fellowships

    WMO is partnering with IHE Delft to jointly support two to three fellowships a year from developing and least developed countries to undertake an MSc in one of the agreed IHE Delft programmes.

    To be considered for a fellowship for the academic year 2020-2022 under WMO / IHE Delft joint funding applicants must:

    • have unconditional admission to one of the following IHE Delft MSc programmes: Hydrology and Water Resources; Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development; Land and Water Development for Food Security; Hydroinformatics - Modelling and Information Systems for Water Management; Coastal Engineering and Port Development; Water Management and Governance
    • complete and submit a WMO Fellowship Nomination Form (FNF) to WMO by 1 March. The FNF MUST be submitted through, and approved by, the Permanent Representative (PR) of your country with WMO. You will find the contact of your country’s Permanent Representative in the WMO Country Profile Database: https://www.wmo.int/cpdb/. WMO can only consider your request for fellowship if your application is formally presented through the officially designated Permanent Representative of your Government with the Organization. This is usually the Director of National Meteorological and Hydrometeorological Service(s). Please note that the PR may give preference to personnel from the National Meteorological Service or National Hydrological Service of their country. The WMO Fellowship Nomination Forms (FNF) are available here.
    • be medically fit (see WMO FNF for details).

    For WMO to consider the fellowship nomination all of the above conditions must be met. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified through the PR of their country by the end of July 2020. For further information email: detr@wmo.int.

    more info: www.wmo.int

  • WWF EFN Professional Development Grants

    The World Wildlife Fund's EFN Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career nature conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. PDGs support training-related costs, including registration fees and tuition, meals and accommodations, books and materials, international travel, visa fees, and local transportation. 

    All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. 

    Upcoming deadlines:

    • November 1, 2020 - ONLINE or local trainings/conferences only
    • February 1, 2021
    • May 1, 2021
    • August 1, 2021

     

    more info: www.worldwildlife.org/projects/professional-development-grants

National Scholarships

Your country might also offer individual scholarships for studies abroad, contact your national Ministry of Education or a similar organisation/agency for more information.

Short Course Scholarships

Click here for more information about scholarships for short courses

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