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

    These scholarships are available for Sanitation profile within the track Water and Health. Other tracks and profiles are not eligible. For the academic year 2022-2023 there will be 6 partial scholarships available from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For the partial scholarship the candidate is expected to cover €17,500 from other sources. All other cost will be covered by the BMGF Scholarship. The matching funds can be provided by yourself, your employer or any other sponsor, or combination of those. You are strongly advised to search as soon as possible for matching funds.

    If you wish to apply for this scholarship you need to meet the following criteria: Be from a low or middle income country (see list on OECD website), Have a provisional admission to the programme (have passed the entrance exam), Secured 50% funding (evidence required)

    More information on how to apply will be made available on this website in November 2021.

  • DIKTI-LPDP-STUNED Joint Scholarship Programme

    This scholarship targets young Indonesian potentials with excellent profile to pursue their master’s degree in participating Dutch Higher Education Institutions, including IHE Delft, in courses that are related to the following fields: Water Management and Technology; Entrepreneurship, Sustainable and Circular Economy focusing on Fisheries and Marine; and Fisheries and Maritime Sciences and Technology.

    The deadlines for this scholarship for the academic year 2022-2023 have not yet been announced. As soon as the information for the year 2022 has come available, the website will be updated.

    more info: www.studyinholland.nl

  • Erasmus Mundus

    A number of EU Erasmus Mundus Scholarships is available on a competitive basis for the Floodrisk and GroundwatCh Programmes, starting in 2022. 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.

    The window for 2022 JJ/WBGSP scholarship applications for developing country nationals will open again in 2022. Application is expected to open from late March to late May 2022. The outcome of the selection is then expected to be announced mid-June. The exact dates will be indicated on the website, when this information has come available.

    more info: www.worldbank.org

  • Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship

    The Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship is intended for Arab students who have been officially accepted into a Master’s or PhD programme in the Netherlands.

    Candidates must be nationals of any of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, or Sudan. The maximum amount of an MSR scholarship is €15,000. Applications for the 2022/2023 academic year will open on January 1, 2022. The application deadline will be March 31st, 2022.

    more info: www.rabbanifoundation.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. The fellowships (32 in total) will be awarded in three batches, one starting in October 2020, one in October 2021 and the last one in starting in October 2022.

    More information on how to apply will be made available on this website in November 2021.

  • 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 individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of - and living and working in - the following countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

    More information about OKP in 2022 will be made available on this page in December 2021.

    more info: www.studyinholland.nl

  • 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 MSc 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.

    The Rotary Scholarships will continue for the new MSc programme in Water and Sustainable Development. More info about these scholarships will be published on this page in November 2021. One of the key principles will remain unchanged: a candidate must be admitted to IHE Delft first and secondly a candidate must find a local Rotary club to support the application.

  • Sahel Fellowships

    IHE Delft will provide water professionals from three Sahel countries (Mali, Burkino Faso, Niger) with MSc level education in Delft on relevant topics for Sahel region (water for food, water and health and water peace and security).

    The fellowships (5 in total) will be awarded in the two batches: MSc Programmes starting in October 2021 and in October 2022. To be considered for the Sahel fellowship for the October 2022 intake, you must apply for admission to an MSc programme before 1 June 2022.

    More information on how to apply will be made available on this website in November 2021.

  • 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

  • StuNed Scholarship Programme

    The programme is implemented by Nuffic Neso Indonesia on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Indonesia. Deadlines for 2022 are not yet available and will be announced on this website when this information has come available.

    more info: www.studyinholland.nl

  • 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. 

    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

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