Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, has developed a new scholarship programme called the Orange Knowledge Programme. This programme merges the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) and NICHE into a single integrated approach. One component of the programme is the availability of individual scholarships for professionals.
If you wish to be considered for a fellowship you will be asked to register your application in a special tool and you will be asked to upload the following documents:
- provisional admission letter from IHE Delft;
- a valid copy of your passport copy;
- a current statement from your employer, and;
- depending on your country of employment, a government statement.
If you wish to be eligible for an OKP fellowship, it is very important that you to submit your application for academic admission to IHE Delft before 1 February 2018 and in the meantime to prepare the documents that you need to submit your application for an OKP fellowship when you will be asked by your fellowship officer to do so. Provisionally admitted students will receive an e-mail from their fellowship officer in the second week of February 2018. They will receive a link to Atlas, the system where they can register their application for OKP fellowship.
Eligibility and how to apply
In order to be eligible for an OKP MSc Scholarship, you:
- must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the provisional OKP country list;
- must 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;
- 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 organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
- must have an official and valid passport;
- must not receive more than one scholarship for courses that take place at the same time;
- must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable) Check if for your country such a statement is required (download document).
The next step is to apply for academic admission for one of the MSc Specializations of IHE Delft. Not all MSc specializations are eligible for OKP fellowship. When you click on the link of the programme and thereafter on the link of the specialization, you will find at the bottom of the page a tab Tuition & fellowships. When you click on that link and you find OKP as a possible sponsor, this means this programme is eligible for OKP. You can only apply for one MSc Specialization for one academic year. In case you apply for two MSc Specializations, both applications will be immediately rejected. It is therefore very important that you very carefully read the contents of each specialization. Choose the specialization that best suits your academic background, work experience and future plans and apply by clicking the apply button at the upper right corner of the webpage of your preferred specialization. Start the application process by creating an account to log in to the website’s application tool.