Scholarships Orange Knowledge Programme for Short Courses 2019: Apply Now!


Are you looking for financial support to study a short course on public or global health in 2019? We are very happy to inform you that there are scholarships available from the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), former NFP, to study a large number of  short courses at KIT in Spring 2019.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute offers an inspiring environment where you will meet with like-minded health professionals from all over the world. Our courses respond to current global developments in the health field and are known for their practical applicability, multidisciplinary approach and interactive participatory training methods.

See below the eligible courses for scholarships from the Orange Knowledge Programme. Register now for one of our courses and apply for a scholarship before the application deadline.

Scholarships Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
Upcoming application period: 6 September – 22 October 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. Please note that the current eligible countries are different from the former NFP list of countries.
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.

Apply to KIT Royal Tropical Institute for academic admission (if applying for OKP): as soon as possible but at the latest by 22 September 2018
Registration period OKP scholarship via Atlas: from 6 September until 22 October 2018

Courses on Health Systems Strengthening

Human Resources for Health
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.
Course dates: 25 February – 8 March 2019

Health Policy and Financing
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.
Course dates: 20 May – 07 June 2019

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

Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights including HIV and AIDS
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.
Course dates: 18 March – 05 April 2019

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses
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.
Course dates: 23 April – 10 May 2019

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing
In this course participants become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to SRHR.
Course dates: 20 May – 07 June 2019

Courses on Disease Management

Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
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.
Course dates: 23 April – 10 May 2019

Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs
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.
Course dates: 24 June – 05 July 2019

Other upcoming courses in 2019

We still have a few places in the following master programmes and short courses. Apply now to reserve the last places!

Master in International Health (MIH)
Starting March or September 2019 (full and parttime possible)

Netherlands Course in Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NTC)
Starting March or September 2019 (3,5 months)

Master of Public Health (MPH): Track in SRHR, Track in Health Management and Policy
Starting September 2019

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