Registration for a short courseMore information on how to apply can be found here:
Please mention the title of the short course you wish to apply for and the year.
Getting admitted to a short course
In order to be admitted to the programme, you must register for the course. We prefer that you register online for the course of your choosing. After completing your application, we will review it and send you an admission letter.
Our short courses are designed for participants with at least a BSc-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Applications from students will not be taken into consideration.
Please read the factsheet of the course for more information about the specific requirements for participation in our short courses.
I wish to change something in my application
When your application for a short course has been completed and submitted, you can only make changes to the page containing your personal information. If you wish to change other parts of your application, please contact us at email@example.com
Please explain clearly which part of your application you want altered.
Can I defer my application for a short course to next year?
Unfortunately it is not possible to defer your application to next year. We can cancel your application, but you will have to register again for next year’s course.
The status of your application
After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you are eligible to apply for an NFP fellowship, you will receive an admission letter with instructions on how to apply for an fellowship (if applicable).
Applying for more than one short course
Yes, you can apply for more than one short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. If you intend to apply for an NFP Fellowship, please note that you have to submit an NFP Fellowship application for each course seperately. Additionally, Nuffic rules state that you cannot submit an NFP application for more than one course that is held on the same dates.
Username or password forgotten
If you have forgotten your username and / or password, you can request a new (temporary) password. Please use this link to request a new password:
Your new (temporary) password will be sent to your email address.
If you have forgotten your username, please try your email address as username. In most cases, the username is your email address. If you are still not able to log in, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have an account at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation yet, you can create a new account.
You can do this in the first step of the registration process. Please note that you must activate your account after registering. You can activate your account by following the link in the confirmation email that was sent to you after you completed the registration.
If you did not receive the confirmation email, please also check the SPAM folder of your email inbox.
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation or Wageningen University & Research cannot assist you with funding for your participation in our short courses. You can apply for a NFP fellowship. Please find more information under the tab NFP.
Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
There are several options for funding your participation in our short courses. Most of our participants apply for an NFP fellowship.
NFP fellowships help to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, tuition fee and insurance.
The NFP fellowships are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nuffic manages the budget and distributes the NFP fellowships.
Please visit www.nuffic.nl/nfp for more information. Please also check whether your country is on the NFP country list:
There are three application deadlines per year. Please visit the website of the short course of your interest to see the NFP application deadline.
NFP application procedure
A complete application consist of two parts;
- A registration for a short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
- An application for an NFP fellowship through the online application form.
After we have received your application for a short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, we will send you an admission letter with instructions on how to apply for an NFP fellowship at Nuffic.
If you are eligible, and wish to apply for an NFP fellowship, applications for an NFP fellowship should be submitted through the online form provided by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.
A manual on how to apply for the NFP Fellowship will be sent to you together with the NFP admission letter.
Assistance with your NFP applicationInstructions on how to apply for an NFP fellowship will be provided with your NFP admission letter. These will be sent to you after your application has been admitted by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.
No, only when you are a citizen of an NFP country and you are employed in an NFP country as well, you can apply for NFP. For more information, please visit:
The Nuffic rules state that applicants for NFP fellowships should be working and living in an NFP country at the time of application. For details on eligibility, please check the Nuffic website;
NFP application deadlines
For 2017 the March application deadlines is announced. Future deadline depend on the development in the Nuffic programme. Once the information is communicated, we will update the website.
- 21 March 2017
Please visit the website of the short course you are interest in to find the NFP / MENA application deadline.
NFP application status
Once you have submitted your NFP Fellowship application, it is no longer possible to edit or add any information. We therefore strongly advise that you prepare your application in advance, and copy/paste the text for motivation etc. to the NFP application form.
NFP fellowship selection
CDI will inform you about the outcome of the NFP selection. You will be informed 8 weeks after the closing date for submitting an NFP application.
Not selected for an NFP Fellowship
Each year, there are thousands of fellowship applications for the short courses of Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. The number of fellowhships available is limited, so only a small percentage of applicants can get selected for an fellowship.
The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals with at least three years’ work experience who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their organisation that employs them.
If your fellowship application did not get selected, you will receive an email from Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation with a reason for rejection. Your fellowship application can be rejected for several reasons;
- incomplete application (e.g. missing documents)
- not eligible
- not selected by Embassy
Do I need to upload the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation admission letter for an NFP application?
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation admission letter
In order to apply for an NFP fellowship, you must be admitted by the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation to the course for which you need the fellowship.
After admission, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will send you an NFP admission letter and the instructions on how to apply for an NFP fellowship. NFP fellowship application can only be submitted through the online form provided by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.
The MENA Scholarships are proportionally distributed among the ten participating countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia). Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
More information about the conditions can be found here:
StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years of work experience in a development-related organisation. For more information and conditions, please visit the website Nuffic Neso Indonesia:
For our short course related to forestry, you can apply for a ITTO fellowship.
Please see the ITTO website for the upcoming application deadline.
In case you have secured a sponsorship for participating in our short course (e.g. your employer or other funding organisation) please ask for a written confirmation of your sponsor and send it to email@example.com and mention the short course you wish to register for.
Family membersShould you consider bringing your wife/husband or family, we must strongly advise against it. The course programme is quite intensive and participants are obliged to follow all parts of the programme. Consequently there will be little time left to spend with your relatives. Moreover, the Wageningen University & Research has no facilities to entertain relatives.
If you have a question to which the answer cannot be found in the list above, feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org