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RNTC Scholarship 2020

The RNTC scholarship for the year 2020 is currently ongoing and interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit applications. It is possible to register multiple times a year during an 'application window' to see if you are eligible for an OKP. OKP has three application windows, mainly in February, May/June and October. 
There are always going to be more applications than there are scholarships, so up your chances, by making sure you meet all of the RNTC criteria, see individual course pages for more details, and the Nuffic OKP & MSP criteria, which you can find at the bottom of this page. If you meet all the RNTC and Nuffic criteria and you’d like to apply, then follow the steps on our 'How to apply' page.

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About RNTC

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, and in the role media can play in society, especially in the developing world and countries in transition. The RNTC training centre provides training for media professionals from all over the world: from journalists and programme-makers to social activists and communications professionals from non-governmental organisations.Whethe... read more

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RNTC OKP Scholarship

Aim and Benefits of RNTC OKP Scholarship

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

  1. Cost of living
  2. Course fees
  3. Visa
  4. Travel
  5. Insurance

All you have to do, is cover any differences between actual costs and the OKP or MSP scholarship contribution. 

Requirements for RNTC OKP Scholarship Qualification

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:

  1. You are a national who lives and works in one of the countries on the Nuffic OKP list which you can find here.
  2. 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)
  3. You have an official and valid passport
  4. You are not attending two or more courses at the same time
  5. You can provide a Government Statement in the format Nuffic has provided, should one be required. Check here to see if you need one.
  6. 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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Interview date, Process and Venue for RNTC OKP Scholarship

  1. 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.
  2. Once you have submitted your registration, RNTC will inform you by email whether you are eligible for a scholarship or not (usually within 10 working days).
  3. If you are eligible for the scholarship, RNTC will send you a link by email to apply for an OKP or MSP fellowship in the Delta online system. This is where you complete your scholarship application.

Documents Required for Application

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 PDF and your document must not exceed 2 MB.

  1. Copy of a valid passport. The passport needs to be still valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form.

  2. Answers to the following questions. Have these prepared so you can copy/paste them into the online application form. This motivation will weigh heavily in the selection procedure. Make sure you address the following questions:

    1. ?What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?

    2. How will this course enable you to address this issue?

    3. How will you address this issue considering your position within your organisation?

  3. An Employer's Statement. This is a very important document, please fill it out EXACTLY as specified by Nuffic and use this format provided by Nuffic. Please note that this document consists of two pages, both have to be filled in, signed & stamped.

  4. 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 this overview to see if this applies for your country. Also, it's always good to check this with your government and/or the Netherlands embassy. If a government statement is required for your country, please use
    1. this format provided by Nuffic for OKP countries and
    2. this format if you are from a MSP country.

Application Deadline

June 16, 2020

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to RNTC on to apply

Register with RNTC to check that you are eligible for the course you would like to do. You can register for a course by selecting a course. Make clear in your registration that you are intending to apply for an OKP fellowship. Note that you can only apply for a scholarship for your chosen course during the scholarship application window for that course.

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.

Need help? Take a look at our FAQs, contact your local RNTC Ambassador or email us at [email protected].

For more details, visit RNTC website

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