Applications KIT Scholarship Fund

KIT Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to talented health professionals from low income countries to study a Master’s programme at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute). The aim is that with what they learn they can contribute to improving the health care situation in their country or around the world.
This scholarship is made possible thanks to alumni, foundations, friends of KIT and KIT Scholarship Fund who want to support better health around the world.

Read more about KIT Scholarship Fund and its aims.
If you are interested please read carefully the Rules and Regulations KIT Scholarship Fund and the application procedure below.

Registration period 2017-2018
Application deadline: 5 May 2017

Who is eligible?
Candidates must be admitted to either the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health and meet all application requirements of the scholarship. They must hold a passport from an emerging country in South America, Africa or Asia and meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (MVV residence permit).

Amount of the scholarship
The scholarship is worth €15.000 and is intended as a contribution to the tuition fees of the master’s programme for a maximum period of 12 months. All remaining costs are the responsability of the scholarship holder. The scholarship starts and ends on the dates indicated in the award letter and covers in principle one academic year.

Application procedure
Only accepted applicants for the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health can apply for this scholarship.
Only applicants with a proven source of co-funding can apply for this scholarship. The selection of candidates will be made from applicants with proven funding to cover all costs involved for their studies (For exact costs applicants should read the financial statement that they received with their conditional letter of admission).


Step 1:
Upload the following documents in your existing file in the KIT online application system (link):
– A motivation letter why you apply to KIT Scholarship Fund and how you think you plan to use the skills acquired to the advantage of the public case.
– Proof of financing for the remaining part of the funding (approx. 17.000 Euro). This can be bank statements, a letter of financial support by an other scholarship provider, employer or other source.

Please note that your application will not be taken account if these documents are not part of your application file. Upload your documents before 5 May 2017.

A telephone interview may form part of the selection.

Step 2:
Please fill in the form below (but only after you have followed step 1!)

Step 3:
Complete applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of the results in week of 5 June 2017.
IMPORTANT: If you are selected for the KIT Scholarship Fund you will be asked to transfer of the remaining sum is made to KIT before 15 June 2017. Reason for this is that NL immigration services have strict rules w.r.t. proven financing of students. Monthly installments will be provided to you by KIT.

IMPORTANT: Please note that no correspondence (or other communication by phone) is possible about this opportunity and your application.