The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides two types of scholarships to media and communications professionals from a variety of partner countries. These are OKP and MSP:
- Orange Knowledge Programme, or OKP (formerly known as NFP), which is available to 53 countries.
- MSP, which stands for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme, which is available to 10 countries.
Criteria for an OKP scholarship
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.
- 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)
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