Frequently asked questions

When is the application deadline for academic admission?
The application deadline is 15 October 2018. However, if you need to search for a scholarship, you are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to meet specific fellowship deadlines.

When is the deadline for sending English test results?
The deadline for sending English test results if you wish to take part in selection for OKP scholarship is 16 July 2018. If you wish to take part in selection Bill & Melinda Gates Scholarship the deadline is 1 December 2018.

Can I take part in the entrance examination if I have not yet submitted my English test results?
Yes, the deadline on which we should have received your English test results is 1 December 2018. In order to be eligible for the Gates scholarship, we will need both sufficient results for English test and entrance examination before 1 December 2018.

When is the deadline for doing entrance examination?
The deadline on which we should have received the results of examination is 1 December 2018.

After I have applied for academic admission, how much time does it take to be informed about the outcome and when will I be informed about the entrance examination and the material to be studied?
It may take up to 3 weeks after receipt of your application before you receive a reply. If your application meets the admission requirements, we will send you a conditional admission letter. Soon thereafter you will receive a separate e-mail with more information on the material to be studied and a link to do the entrance examination test.

When is the outcome of the scholarship selection for the Bill & Melinda Gates Scholarship ?
Applicants who meet all requirements (academic and financial – matching funds secured ), will be shortlisted. Those whose motivation has the best coherence with the study programme objectives, will be selected for an interview. These interviews are scheduled to take place in December 2018/January 2019.

Do I need to arrange accommodation myself if I am selected?
No. IHE Delft, has student accommodation available and will provide further details in case you are selected.

Do I need to submit a reference letter with my application?  
A reference letter is not required. However, you need to submit the contact details of two persons whom we could contact as referee. This information should be uploaded with your application for admission.

What are the requirement for the motivation letter?
You should use template for your motivation statement and not use more than 500 words (around 1 page) 

Do I have to apply for the visa and resident permit myself after I have been selected?
No. Once you have confirmed funding, we will send you documentation for the visa and resident permit application. The documentation has to be completed and returned to IHE Delft. A residence permit will generally be issued for the duration of your study programme.

What are certified copies?
Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where you gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office.

What is the procedure to apply for a scholarship?
In your application you can indicate under the question “how do you intend to finance your study”, which scholarship you intend to apply for. If you can cover the cost of the study yourself, you can also indicate this with your application. All applicants from OKP eligible countries will receive an e-mail soon after application for this scholarship has opened with further instructions how to register. If you are from a country which is eligible for both OKP and Bill & Melinda Gates Scholarship and you meet the criteria for both, this is possible and advisable in order to increase your chances to receive financial support.

How do I apply for Orange Knowledge Scholarship?
All applicants from OKP eligible countries will receive an e-mail soon after application for this scholarship has opened with further instructions how to register. More information on the eligibility criteria can be found here (check the tab ''tuition and fellowships'').

Can I apply for both Bill & Melinda Gates Scholarship and OKP scholarship?
If you are from a country which is eligible for both OKP and Bill & Melinda Gates scholarship and you meet the criteria for both, this is possible and advisable in order to increase your chances to receive financial support.

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