Call for applicants for MSP scholarships

Deadline: 15 March 2018


OKP (formerly known as NFP) and MSP scholarships


The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides OKP (formerly known as NFP) and MSP scholarships for the RNTC courses for media and communications professionals from a variety of partner countries. The scholarships include a contribution towards the cost of living, the course fees, visa, travel and insurance. If applicable, the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between actual costs and the OKP or MSP scholarship amount.


The scholarships are administered by Nuffic, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education. OKP stands for ‘Orange Knowledge Programme’ and these scholarships are available for 51 countries. MSP stands for ‘MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme’ and is available for 10* countries. Please check below whether you meet the criteria to apply for a OKP or MSP scholarship.


* MSP is also open to applicants of Syrian nationality who are residing and working outside of Syria in one of the other selected MENA countries.


As of today you can apply with a scholarship for the following courses:

  • Media Campaigns for Development and Social Change
  • Producing Media to Counter Radicalisation
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Data Journalism
  • Media Entrepreneurship for Inclusivity
  • The Digital Content Creative




You can apply twice a year during an ‘application window’ to see if you are eligible for a OKP or MSP scholarship. There are many more applications than there are scholarships available. Therefore, it is important that you meet all of the RNTC criteria (see individual course pages) as well as the Nuffic criteria, which you can find at the bottom of this page. If you meet all the RNTC ánd Nuffic criteria, and you would like to apply, then please follow all the steps in our How to apply page.


Do you need help applying? Please have a look at our FAQ’s, contact the local RNTC Ambassador or email us at

Other scholarships

Next to the OKP and MSP scholarships, there are several other scholarships available that you can check at the bottom of this page.