Short Course Scholarships

IHE Delft does not grant any partial or full scholarships, but there are a number of scholarships for two and three week courses which are offered by partner organizations. The one week courses are not eligible for scholarships listed on this page.

You will need to have academic admission at IHE Delft before you can apply for a scholarship. Click here for a list of all short courses.

OKP and MSP

The OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) and MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) issue scholarships for IHE Delft Short Courses.

Upcoming OKP deadlines for short courses:

  • short courses which are held until August 2019, the OKP application period has passed.
  • short courses which will be held between 16 September and 08 November 2019, the scholarship application period is between 07 February and 10 March 2019.
  • short courses which will be held between 13 January and 28 February 2020, the scholarship application period is between 06 June and 07 July 2019.
  • short courses which will be held between 02 March and 17 July 2020, the scholarship application period is between 05 September and 06 October 2019.

Upcoming MSP deadlines for short courses         

  • short courses which are held until August 2019, the OKP application period has passed.
  • short courses which will be held between 16 September and 28 February 2020, the scholarship application period is between 07 February and 10 March 2019.
  • short courses which will be held after 02 March 2020, the scholarship application period will be published at a later stage.

You will need to have academic admission at IHE Delft before you can apply for a scholarship, so make sure you apply well in advance to allow IHE Delft time to check your application. The scholarships are awarded in a competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organization. OKP and MSP are initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, the organisation for internationalisation in education in the Netherlands.

Step 1: check if you are eligible

Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. When you are certain that you are eligible for an OKP or MSP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.

Eligibility For MSP, eligible countries are: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria*, and Tunisia.

*MSP is not currently open to applicants applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries on the list.

For OKP, eligible countries are: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

To be eligible for an OKP or MSP scholarship:

  • one must be a professional and national of, and living and working in one of the countries on the OKP or MSP country list (see above) valid at the time of application;
  • one must have a current 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;
  • one must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means of staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft); a large national and/or a large commercial organisation; 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 NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • one must have an official passport valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form by the candidate.
  • one must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
  • the candidate must not receive more than one OKP or MSP scholarship for courses that take place at the same time And additionally for MSP:
  • the age of the MSP candidate must not exceed 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission

Step 2: apply for admission to an IHE Delft Short Course

Admission criteria 
You should have at least a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study, preferably some years of working experience and a good command of the English language. Some courses have specific requirements. 

When to apply for a Short Course
You will need to have academic admission at IHE Delft before you can apply for a scholarship. Start to prepare the documents that need to be submitted to OKP/MSP (see below). 

How to apply for a Short Course
Apply to a short course by following the application link on the webpage of the short course you wish to enroll in. IHE Delft aims to notify you about the outcome of your application within two weeks. If your application is accepted by IHE Delft you will be notified per email and you can proceed with step 3, application for a OKP or MSP scholarship. 

Step 3: apply for OKP or MSP through ATLAS When to apply for OKP or MSP

You can apply for a OKP or MSP scholarship through ATLAS -the online application tool for OKP and MSP scholarships between 07 February and 07 March 2019. Please take note of the following:

• You first need to have academically acceptance to IHE Delft's Short Courses (see Step 1).

• It will not be necessary to upload an admission letter in ATLAS

• You are allowed to apply for only one OKP or MSP scholarship by this deadline

• You will need to prepare and collect all the necessary documents in advance, this may take some time.

How to apply for OKP 
Click here to apply for an OKP scholarship: www.atlas-candidate.nl (This link will only work during the scholarship application period)

It is not necessary to upload an admission letter.

Use the following documents:

format-employers-statement_msp_okp

Check the  studyinholland.nl/okp to see whether or not you will need to submit: Statement of government authority OKP

How to apply for MSP
Click here to apply for an MSP scholarship:www.atlas-candidate.nl (This link will only work during the scholarship application period) 

Use the following documents: 

format-employers-statement_msp_okp

Check studyinholland.nl/msp to see whether or not you will need to submit: Statement of government authority MSP

Incomplete applications in ATLAS will not be accepted, so please pay good attention to the documents you will need to prepare.

Outcome of selection

Applying for a scholarship often takes time and effort, but might not lead to a OKP or MSP scholarship, as Nuffic receives thousands of applications each year The outcome of the first selection round of scholarships will be communicated to the applicants around the middle of June 2019, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Stuned scholarship programme

For citizens from Indonesia only, for more information, click here for StuNed scholarships

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