Since 2012, RNTC Netherlands through the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme offers Fellowships for Sub-Saharan African and Developing Countries in Media and Journalism. This call is for 2018/19.
The RNTC training centre provides training for media professionals from all over the world: from journalists and programme-makers to social activists and communications professionals from non-governmental organisations. Whether you are a journalist, a blogger or a media manager, there are courses to fit your needs at RNTC.
The most commonly used scholarship for RNTC courses are the OKP (formerly, NFP) and MSP (MENA) scholarships (see links to these scholarships above). The OKP and the MSP scholarship programmes are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by Nuffic, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.
RNTC Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers coming from eligible countries (a combined OKP list and low-middle-income countries according to the World Bank criteria).
The scholarships will be awarded on academic and professional merit.
RNTC offers courses in Hilversum, the Netherlands, and in-house courses around the world. RNTC also provide tailor-made training for media organisations and non-governmental organisations.
Fields of study
You can apply with a scholarship for eligible courses, including: Investigative journalism, Media campaigns, Producing media to counter radicalisation, Using media for development, etc
Number of awards
The scholarships are available for courses of 3 weeks or longer. The maximum is for 48 months
An OKP or MSP scholarship will cover the full cost of your travel and visa (if required), accommodation and meals, insurance, and the course fee
Method of Application
If you want to apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of the course, you need to apply to both RNTC (for your course application) and Nuffic (for a fellowship). You should start your applications with RNTC and then wait to hear whether or not you are eligible. Once you’ve received RNTC’s positive reaction, you can start your application with Nuffic.
If you are eligible for the course, RNTC will send you a link by email to apply for an OKP (formerly NFP) or MSP scholarship in ATLAS– the online system for your OKP or MSP scholarship application. You will need to apply online (applications by post are not possible). Also please note that your OKP or MSP application has to be completed and submitted in one go! Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or additions.
It is important to read through the NFP Fellowship Programme, the MENA Scholarship Programme, and also to visit the official RNTC website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this scholarship.
You can only apply for a scholarship for your chosen course during the application window for that course. There are two of these windows every year. The application window is open until 15 March 2018
Before applying for a OKP or MSP scholarship, make sure you have all the documents mentioned on the scholarship website ready. This is because your application has to be completed and submitted in one go.
Once you have submitted your application, RNTC will inform you by email whether you are eligible or not (usually within two weeks).
RNTC is part of RNW Media, a media organisation for social change. RNTC was set up in 1968 as a joint initiative of RNW Media (formerly Radio Netherlands Worldwide) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the past 45 years, RNTC has gained invaluable expertise in delivering courses to media professionals around the world, and in the role media can play in society, especially in the developing world and countries in transition.
Application Deadline: 15 March 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes