Make a difference: Study at KIT in 2018!

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MPH scholarships

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Are you looking for a master’s degree or an advanced course in public or international health? Do you want to be up-to-date on the latest developments in public health? Are you interested in discussing health problems and exchanging experiences with a group of like-minded health professionals from Mexico to Myanmar, and from Canada to Zambia? If so, then come and study at KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam in 2018!

Please find below a selection of our upcoming courses, and a number of scholarship opportunities available in 2018.


Masters programmes at KIT

Our master’s programmes equip health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. They are known for their practical applicability, their multidisciplinary approach, and the interactive, participatory training methods.
Follow the links for more information, and apply directly through our online application system to assure your place in 2018!

Master in International Health (MIH)
Course dates: start dates 5 March 2018 or 10 September 2018. Fulltime or part-time option possible (1 up to 5 years)
The aim of the MIH is to develop the capacity of health professionals working at the interface of international organisations and national health systems.

Netherlands Course in Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NTC) (core course MIH or stand-alone course,)
Course dates: 10-3-2017, 3 months (given twice a year)
This course provides essential preperation for health professionals such as medical doctors, nurses and midwives planning to work in low and middle income countries.

Master of Public Health / International Course in Health Development
Course dates: 17 September 2018 – 6 September 2019
NEW: also available as parttime option
This annual 12-month programme is organised by KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Participants can choose from the following study tracks:
MPH – Track in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
MPH – Track in Health Systems Policy and Management
NEW: MPH – Track in Health Systems and Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments
The MPH programme is eligible for scholarships from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), former NFP scholarships.
Application deadline OKP: March 2018 (exact date not yet known). Make sure to apply first to KIT for academic admission.
The OKP regulations and list of eligible countries are not yet final. For further information and up to date application instructions, read the information below and keep an eye on our website: OKP page.


Upcoming short courses in 2018

We are happy to inform you of a number of upcoming short courses on wide range of topics. These courses can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of one of our Masters programmes.

Courses on Health Systems Strengthening
Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research
Course dates: 23 January – 8 February 2018
This course discusses which methods to use to answer different health system research questions. You will gain experience in each step of the research process and develop your own research proposal.

Human Resources for Health
Course dates: 26 February – 9 March 2018
This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers and planners need for human resource management. It discusses strategies at country and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

Health Policy and Financing
Course dates: 14 – 30 May 2018
An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems.

Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E)
Course dates: 20 – 31 August 2018
ATTENTION: Eligible for OKP (former NFP) scholarship. Read more below.
This course will provide participatnts with a deeper understanding of the role that M&E plays in all aspects of the health system, and with a broad range of tools and methods to be used in the health sector in developing countries.

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis
Course dates: 20 – 31 August 2018
ATTENTION: Eligible for OKP (former NFP) scholarship. Read more below.
This course focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

(E-learning) Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems – developing context-specific strategies for health care policies, implementation and governance
Course dates: 2 April- 11 May 2018.

Courses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV and AIDS
Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights including HIV and AIDS
Course dates: 12 – 29 March 2018
This course explores key principles of SRHR practice across a range of content areas. It also explores key considerations for SRHR and HIV policy and practices.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing 
Course dates: 16 April – 4 May 2018
In this course participants become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to SRHR.

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses
Course dates: 14 – 30 May 2018
This course builds on current evidence to critically identify and analyse responses across the health system, including emergency and fragile state settings. It also focuses on making services equitable accessible to marginalised groups and key populations.

Courses on Disease Management
Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
Course dates: 16 April – 4 May 2018
In this course a number of communicable and non-communicable (NCD) diseases are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control.

Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs
Course dates: 25 June – 06 July 2018
The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and how it can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management.


Scholarships Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
Upcoming application period: Winter 2018

For the following programmes there are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), former NFP programme.

Master of Public Health / International Course in Health Development
Course dates: 17 September 2018 – 6 September 2019
MPH – Track in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 
MPH – Track in Health Systems Policy and Management

NEW: MPH – Track in Health Systems and Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E)
Course dates: 20 – 31 August 2018
This course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the role that M&E plays in all aspects of the health system, and with a broad range of tools and methods to be used in the health sector in developing countries.

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis
Course dates: 20 – 31 August 2018
This course focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Registration period OKP: March 2018 (more detailed information will follow)
Submit your application for academic admission first (preferably before end February 2018)

Deadline KIT Royal Tropical Institute for academic admission (if applying for OKP): 15 February 2018
Deadline OKP registration via Atlas: 15 March 2018

IMPORTANT: NEWS 23 December 2018: The OKP regulations for this upcoming deadline have changed. Follow the link for the updated OKP Country List April 2018 Deadline (provisional) (1)
If you are from one of the 51 former NFP countries or 28 OKP countries (for short courses from the recent October deadline), we advise you to already submit your application for academic admission to the course of your choice to KIT Royal Tropical Institute. We can then inform you directly on updates on the new regulations.
Visit our OKP scholarship page for the new list of OKP countries, detailed regulations and application instruction.

Other scholarship options


Are you looking for financial support to study at KIT? There are a number of other scholarship options. Options differ per nationality and profession. For different options and opportunities visit our fellowship page: www.kit.nl/fellowships.

We kindly ask you to share this information with colleagues and disseminate to potential applicants. If you have any questions do let us know at courses@kit.nl.