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Apply now for a scholarship. In 5 steps, you can apply for a course via the scholarship programme.

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It’s not as complicated as you might think! Just do some research, read a few documents, get a couple written statements together and Boom! You’ve ticked all the boxes. So, what exactly is involved?

Apart from the RNTC course admission requirements, you must also meet the following requirements to be eligible for the OKP (formerly known as NFP) 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 (i.e. it should provide all requested information and endorse all of the required commitments)
  • 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 in the format Nuffic has provided, should one be required. 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)

Great news! The OKP program has no age limit. 

Special note: Please check the OKP Country Focus document, and try tailor your application around it. If you are nominated for a scholarship for an 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.

This one isn’t rocket science either. The main difference here is that it’s “no over 45’s”, so if you’ve got false teeth or you’re planning on retiring in the next couple of years, you might need to look at other options. If not, then it’s your lucky day!

So, what exactly is involved? Apart from the RNTC course admission requirements, you must also meet the following requirements to be eligible for the 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* or Tunisia
  • You have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided (i.e. provides all requested information and endorses all of the required commitments)
  • 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 in the format Nuffic has provided, should one be required (check here)
  • 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)

*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.

Special note: Please take a careful look at the MSP Country Focus document. If you are nominated for a scholarship for an 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.

  • The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Study in Holland
  • UN Development Programme
  • UN Environment Programme
  • Scholarship Portal
  • StuNed Scholarships*

 

*StuNed scholarships are available to Indonesian professionals with at least two years' work experience. You can find out more about this scholarship, the application process and the current deadlines by checking out this link: Nuffic Neso Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia). If the deadline has passed, no need to panic! Indonesian professionals are also eligible to apply for an OKP scholarship.

Join top courses via the scholarship programme

RNTC provides scholarships for its courses via the scholarship programme. Make use of this unique possibility to become a journalism professional.

 

Everywhere you want

Whether you are a journalist, a blogger or a media manager, we have the courses to fit your needs. RNTC offers courses in Hilversum, the Netherlands, and in-house courses around the world.

Tailor Made

We also provide tailor-made training for media organisations and non-governmental organisations. RNTC prides itself on being innovative in both subject matter and method of delivery.

50+ years, 6000+ students

RNTC was set up in 1968 as a joint initiative of RNW Media (formerly Radio Netherlands Worldwide) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the past 50 years, RNTC has gained invaluable expertise in delivering courses to media professionals around the world.

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