Scholarships from Orange Knowledge Fund to Study at KIT Royal Tropical Institute


Are you looking for financial support to study a Master’s degree or an advanced course in public or global health in 2018? We are very happy to inform you that there are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), former Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), to study a large number of courses at KIT.

For the upcoming deadline there are OKP scholarships available for KIT’s MPH programme and a number of summer courses.  See the list below. If you are you a health professional from one of the 51 eligible OKP countries we encourage you to explore this opportunity. KIT offers an inspiring environment to get updated on the newest developments in Public Health and exchange experiences with a group of like-minded global health professionals. We look forward to meet you in Amsterdam in 2018!

NOTE 20 Feb.2018: We have just been informed by Nuffic that the list of eligible countries has been updated. Guinee has been added to the list. See the complete list of 52 eligible countries

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

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) (former NFP programme) is a 5-year programme aims to advance the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions of higher and vocational education. Talented health professionals from 52 eligible OKP countries can apply for a scholarship.

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

Master of Public Health / International Course in Health Development
Course dates: 17 September 2018 – 6 September 2019
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
Apply for academic admission first.

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).

Application deadlines Orange Knowledge Fund Scholarship

The deadline for the upcoming OKP deadline is as follows. Keep an eye on our website for future deadlines:

Deadline KIT Royal Tropical Institute for academic admission (if applying for OKP): as soon as possible but at the latest by 26 February 2018
Deadline OKP registration via Atlas: 26 March 2018

If you are a health professional from one of the  52 eligible OKP countries we encourage you to apply for an OKP scholarship!

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

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

Other upcoming courses in 2018

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

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.

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.

(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.


Other scholarship options

There are a number of other scholarship options. Options differ per nationality and profession. For different options and opportunities visit our fellowship page:

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