Short Course Scholarships

IHE Delft does not grant any partial or full scholarships, but there are a number of scholarships for one, two and three week courses which are offered by other organizations. 

WWF EFN Professional Development Grants

The World Wildlife Fund's EFN Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career nature conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. PDGs support training-related costs, including registration fees and tuition, meals and accommodations, books and materials, international travel, visa fees, and local transportation. Training may take place anywhere in the world and applicants can request up to $6,500.

Application process

All applicants must complete an application by one of the deadlines noted below. The proposed training must take place at least 90 days after the application deadline to allow EFN time for review, selection and processing of the grant.

Upcoming deadline:

  • February 1, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • August 1, 2020

Individuals may submit an online application at the WWF at any time. Completed applications will be reviewed on the dates noted above, and applicants will be notified of the results within one month after the application deadline. Please note: PDGs are highly competitive. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee you will receive a grant. More info.

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MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

For more information on this scholarship, eligible countries etc. click here.

  • The deadline has passed to apply for an MSP scholarship for all courses that will be held until 28 February 2021.

Orange Knowledge Scholarships

For more information on this scholarship, eligible countries etc. click here.

  • For short courses which are held until 27 July 2020 the OKP application period has passed.
  • For short courses which will are held until 23 November 2020, the OKP application period has passed.
  • For short courses which will be held between 24 November 2020 and 22 February 2021, the scholarship application period is from 14 May until 23 June 2020.
  • For short courses which will be held between 23 February and 7 July 2021, the scholarship application period will be from 03 September until 06 October 2020.

How to apply

Step 1: check if you are eligible

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

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, 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, Tunesia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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

You will need to have academic admission at IHE Delft before you can apply for a scholarship. For academic admission 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. 

Apply for admission by 09 June 2020 the latest. In the meantime start to prepare the documents that need to be submitted to OKP (see below). 

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 an Orange Knowledge scholarship.

Step 3: apply for OKP through DELTA

You can apply for a Orange Knowledge scholarship through Delta,the online application tool for Orange Knowledge scholarships during the scholarship application period (dates mentioned above).

Please take note of the following:

  • You first need to have academically acceptance to one of IHE Delft's Short Courses (see Step 1)
  • It will not be necessary to upload an admission letter in Delta
  • You are allowed to apply for only one Orange Knowledge (or MSP) scholarship by this deadline
  • You will need to prepare and collect all the necessary documents in advance, this may take some time.
  • Incomplete applications in Delta will not be accepted, so please pay good attention to the documents you will need to prepare.

Click here, to apply for an OKP scholarship in the Delta system (The registration period closes on 23 June 2020 in Delta).

Use the following documents:

Applying for a scholarship often takes time and effort, but might not lead to an OKP scholarship, as Nuffic receives thousands of applications each year. The outcome of the selection round of scholarships will be communicated to the applicants in the third quarter of 2020.

OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, the organisation for internationalisation in education in the Netherlands.

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Stuned scholarships

For two or three week courses only.

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

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OKP or MSP for short courses

Infographic how to apply for OKP scholarships for short courses


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