The NAF provides three-year interest-free loans to eligible students and professionals enrolling in Advance Studies (Post Baccalaureate) in either the United States or the Netherlands. Only U.S. or Dutch citizens may apply.
Prospective borrowers must submit a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, two references, proof of acceptance at an institution of higher learning, and arrange for co-signers of the loan agreement (one co-signer for loans up to and including $10,000; two co-signers for loans over $10,000). Please note that completed application must be submitted in hard copy by mail or express delivery to:
The Netherland-America Foundation
505 8th Avenue, Ste 12A-05
New York, NY 10018
ACADEMIC PROGRAM Loans will be given to Dutch or American students pursuing coursework or research in an advanced academic degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the other country. Please note that the Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible students. The application deadline is March 1st. Applications submitted by March 1 will be reviewed in May.
Maarten van Hengel Study Loan Program Applicants must demonstrate a record of superior academic accomplishment. Applicants may apply for up to $20,000. To view the press release, click here.
Mark Pigott Education Fund Loan Program Dutch and American NAF-Fulbright Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 to supplement their NAF-Fulbright grants. To view press release, please click here.
NAF Study Loan Program Study loans available up to $10,000 for a year of academic study or research. Students attending summer graduate education programs may also apply. The maximum loan for a summer program is $2,000.
TRAINING PROGRAM The NAF also considers requests from individuals who are enrolled in one or more courses with the intent of developing a skill or specific technical expertise. The course of study must culminate with the award of a diploma or certificate. The maximum loan amount for a year of advanced training is $3,000.
Applicants must provide evidence of having been accepted by an academic or training institution before the loan is awarded. In exceptional circumstances, a second loan may be considered in a subsequent year.