Talent for Governance Training Scholarships in the Netherlands

The Hague Academy for Local Governance is delighted to invite applications for Talent for Governance Training Scholarships. This program is exclusively open to young civil servants working for local government in a developing country. The scholarship winners will receive a fully – funded award. The deadline is updated every year.

Scholarship Description
With Talent for Governance, The Hague Academy aims to enable young civil servants from developing countries and Eastern European (non-EU) countries to participate in a specially designed Talent for Governance programme. The Programme generally consists out of four components that are all connected by an overall theme: an international practice oriented training course at The Hague Academy, a week-long internship at a Dutch municipality, networking activities and the back home action plan.

Award Value
Each of the winning candidates will receive award that covers the cost of tuition fee, travel costs, accommodation and living expenses in The Netherlands. The talents are asked to contribute 100-200 Euros to the programme costs depending on the country where they are from.

Level and Area of Studies
Training program in one of the defined themes.

Place of Study
The program will be taken in the Netherlands.

Eligibility and Criteria
This scholarship is intended to any individual satisfy the criteria as follow:

  • work for a local government (not an NGO or private enterprise);
  • work in one of the countries listed on the DAC country list;
  • be 37 years of age or younger when you apply;
  • have at least two years of work experience in local governance and prove your commitment to work there for at least two years more;
  • speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
  • be able to write down and orally defend your motivation for and relevance of the specific programme;
  • be able to identify an issue/project as a real life case within the theme of the programme for which you will write a Back Home Action Plan during the Talent programme;
  • have written support of your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan when you return home.

Applicants’ Nationality
Candidates should be the citizens of developing countries.

Application Instruction
Please visit the website and application link below to learn further instruction.

Submission Deadline
The deadline is updated every year.

Website and Application Link