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Global Health Education at KIT in times of Coronavirus

The world has changed drastically in recent months. The coronavirus pandemic has made us acutely aware that we are all connected and that strong health systems are of utmost importance to all.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam is usually home to a vibrant international community, working, teaching and sharing knowledge about different public and global health issues. But at the moment daily life at KIT has completely changed. The building, normally buzzing with activities and classes, is now empty and quiet. There are no longer any classes nor students from all over the world but…this does not mean that all of this learning and interaction has stopped.

Distance learning

Dealing with the changed circumstances we adapted our current and upcoming courses to e-learning courses. Thanks to the power of modern technology, our courses can be followed safely from home. Through different online platforms lectures, discussions, group work and exchanging experiences are still taking place.

We hope that normal classes will again be possible in the (very) near future. But in the coming months, all our planned courses will be delivered via distance learning. For the upcoming courses, this means travel and visas are no longer needed, and application deadlines are extended. So if you are at home and would you like to follow one of the courses listed below via distance learning, you can still apply.

KIT is closely adhering to the regulations from the Dutch authorities, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). We plan to re-evaluate our planning for summer and fall courses at a later date.

Below we share more information about our (temporary) E-learning courses, Early bird offers for Summer courses, upcoming Master programmes and scholarship options for next year’s winter courses.

E-Learning courses in Spring 2020

Due to the corona outbreak, we will be temporarily teaching the following courses virtually so they can be followed safely from home. Application deadlines are extended since no travel, visa are needed anymore. We will make use of different online platforms. Interaction is very much part of KIT’s teaching methods, so we will ensure a high degree of participation. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible.

Summer Courses and Early-Bird rates

We hope that our summer courses can take place again in Amsterdam. Should this however not be possible yet, then they may be offered via e-learning. Visit our website via the links below for more information, and apply soon to make use of the early-bird rates. We are happy to offer you one of our summer courses in French.

Master’s programmes 2020-2021

Are you looking for a more in-depth programme? There are still places available for our master’s programmes starting in September 2020. We do hope that classes will again be possible in our beautiful historical building in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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!

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 the scholarship’s page on our website. 

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarships – Summer application period

There are OKP scholarships available for the following courses in winter 2021 for the upcoming OKP application period
OKP application period: 13 May – 23 June 2020

Apply first for academic admission to the course of your choice. 

Visit our OKP scholarship page for more information on the eligibility requirements, the 53 eligible countries, detailed regulations and application instructions. 

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