How to apply

Depending on your nationality and the type of course you wish to join at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, the application procedures may differ. You can register for the course of your interest via our website.

Application for a short course:
Please register for a course of your interest on the website by clicking the 'Apply here' button.

  • If you apply for a course at CDI for the first time, you need to create an new account first. A verification email will be sent to your email address. You must confirm your email by clicking the link in this email before you can log in and register for the course.

  • Log in with your username and password, and fill in all required fields.

  • After completion, you will receive a confirmation email from CDI.

  • If applicable, CDI will send you the admission letter with instructions on how to apply for funding.

Click here if you have forgotten your username or password

Funding for your participation:
There are several options to fund your participation in our short course. 

  • Apply for a Fellowship
  • Funded by participant
  • Funded by organisation or project

The Netherlands government Ministry of Foreign Affairs has initiated different fellowship programmes. For short courses, the most common programmes are NFP, MENA and StuNed. Depending on your nationality, you can apply for one of these fellowships.

NFP application procedure

Since the NFP programme is going into a new phase in July 2017, the application procedures are not yet announced by Nuffic. If you wish to join one of our 2018 courses, please feel free to register online. We will inform you as soon as possible on the NFP application procedures.

Self paying participant:

If you already have funding to finance your participation in the short course, please mention the name of your sponsor on your application and send a confirmation of the sponsoring organisation to 

After the course leader has reviewed your application, you will receive an invitation letter with payment details and an invoice (if required). Application for courses is possible up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the course. The application deadlines for each specific course is given on the course website.

Preparation for the course:

After you have been admitted to the course and the payment or scholarship has been confirmed, there are a few practical matter that need attention:


Nationals from certain countries need a VISA to enter the country where the course will be held. You will be informed about the procedures by our staff. More information about VISA and application procedures can be found on the website of the Netherlands Embassy

Housing and Insurance

CDI will arrange accommodation for all course participants during the course. For courses held in Wageningen, participants will be accommodated in hotel Het Hof van Wageningen on basis of full board and lodging. For NFP, MENA, StuNed or ITTO participants, the costs for accommodation will be covered by the fellowship. For courses held abroad, accommodation will depend on local prices etc.

CDI will also arrange a health insurance for participants during the course. The costs for health insurance are covered by the fellowship.

For self paying participants, the costs for health insurance and accommodation will be invoiced.

More information about the costs for accommodation and health insurance can be found in the cost estimate on the course website.


For participants with and NFP, MENA, StuNed or ITTO scholarship, CDI will book the flight tickets. The costs for international travel will be covered by the scholarship.

Self paying participants are expected to arrange their own flight and are expected to arrive at least 1 day before the start of the course.