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In order to apply for a scholarship, you need to follow three important steps:

1. Follow the steps in the scholarship window below to find out if you’re eligible;

2. Apply in Delta using the link that RNTC sends you, accompanied with all required documents;

3. If you are nominated for a Nuffic scholarship, RNTC will notify you.

A scholarship window is open two to three times per year. Start in time with your scholarship application. Apply early as you will need to complete your application in two phases and the registration on our website is just the first eligibility phase.

Phase one: Registration RNTC

  • Register on our website and check if you are eligible for the course of your preference.
  • You can register for a course by selecting a course. Make clear in your registration that you are intending to apply for an OKP or MSP scholarship.
  • After your website registration, RNTC will assess your registration. If you are eligible for the scholarship, we will send you a link to apply for an OKP or MSP scholarship in the Delta system. You will need to complete your scholarship application in Delta.

Phase two: Application in Delta

  • You will need to use the Delta link to apply in the Delta system, without it your application will not be taken into consideration.
  • Please note that your OKP or MSP application has to be completed and submitted in one go via Delta! Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or additions.
  • Please check the OKP Country Focus document or the MSP Country Focus document for specific focus in your country.
  • Before applying for an OKP or MSP scholarship via Delta, make sure you have all the documents mentioned below ready.
  • Please use the formats provided by Nuffic and submit all the required documents exactly as specified. Otherwise, your application will be rejected by Nuffic.
  • The file format should be in PDF and your document must not exceed 2 MB.
  • Document requirements in short:
    • Copy of a valid passport. The passport needs to be still valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form.
    • An Employer's Statement. Please fill this out exactly as specified by Nuffic and use this format provided by Nuffic.
      • This document consists of two pages, both have to be filled in, signed and stamped with your employer's logo
    • A Government Statement, if applicable for your country. A number of governments of OKP and MSP countries require a government statement before candidates can apply for a scholarship. In this statement, the government expresses its support for the scholarship application.
      • Please check OKP overview or MSP overview to see if this applies to your country. 
      • It is always wise to check this with your government and/or the Dutch Embassy.
      • This document should be filled in, signed and stamped
      • If a government statement is required for your country, please use:
    • Make sure to prepare the questions below so you can copy/paste them into the online application form. This motivation will weigh heavily in the selection procedure. 
      • ​What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?
      • How will this course enable you to address this issue?
      • How does the position you hold within your organisation enable you to address the issue upon your return?

Phase 3: Selection of Candidates

  • If you are shortlisted for a scholarship for a RNTC course, the Dutch embassy in your country will evaluate your application not only on its own merit, but also on how it fits in with the embassy's Country Focus.

Phase 4: Announcement Nominations

  • RNTC will contact the selected candidates as soon as Nuffic announced the nominations

The OKP scholarships does not have a specific age limit but focuses on mid-career professionals. Please check below if you meet the requirements to be eligible for a Nuffic OKP scholarship:

  • You are a national who lives and works in one of the countries on the Nuffic OKP list which you can find here.
  • You have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided.
  • You have an official and valid passport.
  • You are not attending two or more courses at the same time.
  • You can provide a Government Statement if needed - please check here to see if you need one.
  • You must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development, such as:
    • Multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft)
    • Large national and/or large commercial organisations
    • Bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid)
    • Multilateral donor organisations (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB)
    • International NGOs (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care)

The MSP scholarships have an age limit of 45 years. Please check below if you meet the requirements to be eligible for a MSP scholarship:

  • You are a national who lives and works in one of the countries of the following Middle East and North African (MENA) countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria* or Tunisia.
    *If you are a Syrian national, please note that the MSP is ONLY open to applicants of Syrian nationality who are residing and working outside of Syria in one of the other selected MENA countries.
  • You have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided.
  • You have an official and valid passport.
  • You are not attending two or more courses at the same time
  • You can provide a Government Statement if needed - please check here to see if you need one.
  • You are not over 45 years of age at the time of the scholarship application deadline.
  • You must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development, like:
    • Multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft)
    • Large national and/or large commercial organisations
    • Bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid)
    • Multilateral donor organisations (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB)
    • International NGOs (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care)

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