Scholarships from Orange Knowledge Programme for Short Courses Spring 2021 – Apply now!


Do you want to study a short course at KIT in Spring 2021 and are you still looking for financing? We are happy to inform you that there are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) for applicants from 53 eligible countries.

If you are you a health professional from one of the 53 eligible OKP countries we encourage you to explore this scholarship opportunity and apply as soon as possible for academic admission so you are ready to apply for the OKP scholarship when the application period opens!

See below the list of eligible courses for scholarships from the Orange Knowledge Programme for the upcoming OKP application period.

Scholarships Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

Upcoming application period: 2 September – 16 October 2020

  • Apply first to KIT Royal Tropical Institute for academic admission (if applying for OKP): as soon as possible but at the latest by 14 September 2020
  • Registration period OKP scholarship: from 2 September until 16 October 2020

    Should the COVID-19 situation not allow classes in Amsterdam the majority of our courses will be given via E-learning. Applicants will be informed timely if anything changes in the set up of the course of their choice.

For the upcoming application period the following courses are eligible:

Courses on Health Systems Strengthening

Health Policy and Financing
Course dates: 17 May – 4 June 2021
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.

Courses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV and AIDS

Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights including HIV and AIDS
Course dates: 8 – 26 March 2021
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 Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses
Course dates: 12 April – 3 May 2021
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.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing 
Course dates: 17 May – 4 June 2021
In this course participants become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to SRHR.

NEW: Sante et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs (in French) 
Course dates: 8 -19 Mars 2021
This is a French version of the Courses on Sexual Health and Rights. For more information in French follow link

Courses on Disease Management

Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
Course dates: 12 April – 3 May 2021
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.

(E-learning) Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems – developing context-specific strategies for health care policies, implementation and governance
Course dates: 29 March – 18 June 2021

GIS for Global Health
Course dates: 21 June – 2 July 2021
In this training you will learn what data and methods are used to detect areas of high disease risk and to compare these with geographic patterns of health service delivery.

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

If you would like to study at KIT with other funding, visit the webpages (via links above) for the normal application deadlines for academic admission.

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