All you need to know about scholarships

About scholarships
About scholarships

What are my options?

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides two types of scholarships to media and communications professionals from a variety of partner countries. 

  • Orange Knowledge Programme, or OKP (formerly known as NFP), which is available to 53 countries. Find the list of eligible countries here.
  • MSP, which stands for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme, which is available to 10 countries. Find the list of eligible countries here.

Both scholarships are administered by Nuffic (the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education) and include a contribution towards:

  • Cost of living
  • Course fees
  • Visa
  • Travel
  • Insurance
About scholarships

Scholarship Registration & Application

It is possible to register multiple times a year during an 'application window' to see if you are eligible for a Nuffic OKP or MSP scholarship. OKP has three application windows, mainly in February, May/June and October. MSP has two application windows, mainly in February & October.

Make sure you meet all of the RNTC criteria, see individual course pages for more details, and the Nuffic OKP & MSP criteria. Need help? Take a look at our FAQs, contact your local RNTC Ambassador or email us at