Scholarships available!

All you need to know about scholarships to attend RNTC courses

Scholarships available!

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THE APPLICATION WINDOW IS OPEN FROM

8 JUNE - 13 JULY 2018

​**Please note that the current application window is only open to OKP candidates and is restricted to the following 3 courses:

  • Digital Engagement Bootcamp for Social Movers and Changers
  • Producing Media to Counter Radicalisation
  • Media Campaigns for Development and Social Change

The next full window, including both OKP and MSP countries will open in September 2018.

 

OKP (formerly known as NFP) and MSP scholarships

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides OKP (formerly known as NFP) and MSP scholarships for the RNTC courses for media and communications professionals from a variety of partner countries. The scholarships include a contribution towards the cost of living, the course fees, visa, travel and insurance. If applicable, the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between actual costs and the OKP or MSP scholarship amount.
 
The scholarships are administered by Nuffic, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education. OKP stands for 'Orange Knowledge Programme' and these scholarships are available for 52 countries. MSP stands for ‘MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme’ and is available for 10* countries.  Please check below whether you meet the criteria to apply for a OKP or MSP scholarship.

* MSP is also open to applicants of Syrian nationality who are residing and working outside of Syria in one of the other selected MENA countries. 
 

Application

You can apply twice a year during an 'application window' to see if you are eligible for a OKP or MSP scholarship. There are many more applications than there are scholarships available. Therefore, it is important that you meet all of the RNTC criteria (see individual course pages) as well as the Nuffic criteria, which you can find at the bottom of this page. If you meet all the RNTC ánd Nuffic criteria, and you would like to apply, then please follow all the steps in our How to apply page.

Do you need help applying? Please have a look at our FAQ's, contact the local RNTC Ambassador or email us at [email protected].

 

Other scholarships

Next to the OKP and MSP scholarships, there are several other scholarships available that you can check at the bottom of this page.

 

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Criteria for an OKP scholarship

Apart from the RNTC course admission requirements, you need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for a OKP (formerly known as NFP) scholarship:

  • You are a national and live and work in one of the countries in the Nuffic OKP list, which you can find here;
  • You must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a 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);
  • You have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
  • You have an official and valid passport;
  • You do not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • You have a Government Statement (only if applicable, please check this overview) that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established.

N.B. The OKP program has no age limit.

Criteria for an MSP scholarship

Apart from the RNTC course admission requirements, you need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for an MSP scholarship:

  • You are a national of and live and work in one of the following Middle East and North African (MENA) countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria*, Tunisia;
  • 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 must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a 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);
  • You have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
  • You have an official and valid passport;
  • You do not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • You have a Government Statement (only if applicable, please check this overview) that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established;
  • You are not over 45 years of age at the time of the scholarship application deadline.
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