Am I eligible for an OKP scholarship?

Frequently asked question

Applicants for the OKP scholarship for a KIT master’s programme or short course must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been admitted to the course of your choice. This means that you meet all the requirements set out by KIT Royal Tropical Institute  / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)
  • Be nationals of and working and living in a country on the OKP Country list (please note that this list has changed recently. We strongly encourage candidates from those countries to apply.
  • Accept the OKP rules and regulations
  • Upload in DELTA all mandatory documents (see question below ‘how do I apply for an OKP scholarship’ for list of documents)
  • Not to be employed by a multinational corporation, UN organisation, IMF, a bilateral or multilateral donor organisation or a large national and/or commercial organisation
  • Be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution

If you apply for an OKP short courses scholarship, you must:

  • Not have accepted more than one OKP short course scholarship in the past
  • Not have accepted an OKP short course scholarship in the year prior to the scholarship application
  • If you apply for an OKP master’s degree programme scholarship, you must not have accepted an OKP master’s degree programme scholarship in the past
  • Please note that only 1 OKP application in DELTA should be made per application round
  • Have a valid passport which is valid at the moment of application for the OKP scholarship until at least 3 months after the course has started (or preferably longer)

For all rules and regulations follow this link.