Frequently asked questions


How do I register for a short course?

Registration for a short course

More information on how to apply can be found here:

If you are unable to register via our website, you can request an application form for a short course. You can send this request to

Please mention the title of the short course you wish to apply for and the year.

How can I get admitted to a short course?

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.

How do I know whether I am eligible for this programme?


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 have submitted my application, but want to change something.

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

Please explain clearly which part of your application you want altered.

I wish to defer my application for a short course to next year, is this possible?

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.

What is the status of my application at CDI?

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).

Is it possible to apply for more than one short course?

Applying for more than one short course

Yes, you can apply for more than one short course at CDI. 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.

I cannot log in to my account.

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

How do I create a new account?

New account

If you do not have an account at CDI 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.

Financial matters

CDI or Wageningen UR 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)

General information about the NFP

NFP Fellowship

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 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.

Application procedure NFP

NFP application procedure

A complete application consist of two parts;

  1. A registration for a short course at CDI
  2. An application for an NFP fellowship through the online application form.

After we have received your application for a short course at CDI, 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 CDI.

A manual on how to apply for the NFP Fellowship will be sent to you together with the NFP admission letter.

Can CDI assist me with my NFP application?

Assistance with your NFP application

Instructions 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 CDI.

I am from an NFP country, but work in an non-NFP country. Am I eligible for a NFP fellowship?

NFP country

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:

I work in an NFP country, but life in an non-NFP country. Am I eligible for an NFP fellowship?

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;

When can I start my NFP application?

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.

What is the status of my NFP application?

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.

When will I know whether I am selected for an NFP fellowship?

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.

Why am I not selected for an NFP fellowship?

Not selected for an NFP Fellowship

Each year, there are thousands of fellowship applications for the short courses of CDI. 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 CDI 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
  • etc.

Do I need to upload the CDI admission letter for an NFP application?

CDI admission letter

In order to apply for an NFP fellowship, you must be admitted by the CDI to the course for which you need the fellowship.

After admission, CDI 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 CDI.

MENA Scholarships

About the MENA scholarship

MENA scholarship

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

About StuNed Scholarships

StuNed Scholarships

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:

ITTO Scholarships

About ITTO Scholarships

ITTO Scholarships

For our short course related to forestry, you can apply for a ITTO fellowship.

Please see the ITTO website for the upcoming application deadline.

More information and conditions of the ITTO fellowship can be found here:

Self-paying participants

Information for participants with private funding

Self-paying participants

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 and mention the short course you wish to register for.

Other questions

Can I bring family members when I participate in the short course?

Family members

Should 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 UR  has no facilities to entertain relatives.

Is your question not answered in the FAQ?

Other questions

If you have a question to which the answer cannot be found in the list above, feel free to send an e-mail to