NFP International Scholarships to Study at RTCN

NFP International Scholarships to Study at RTCN

Deadline: October 1, 2013

Applications are now open for the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) to study at RTCN, a unique training institute for young and mid career journalists, programme-makers, print and online media professionals as well as media trainers and senior managers. NFP is a demand-driven fellowship programme designed to foster capacity building within organisations by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP scholarships cover your travel costs, accommodation and course fee.

You can now apply for an NFP Scholarship for the following courses:

  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Broadcast Management
  • Facts and Formats HIV/Aids
  • Internet for Journalists
  • Using Media for Development


To be eligible for a scholarship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a a national of one of the following countries*: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • As of August 2013, the Dutch government decided that nationals from 14 countries are no longer eligible, 2 countries have been added to the list. They include: Bosnia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Cuba, Ecuador, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Iran, Kosovo, Moldova, Namibia.

Other criteria:

  • You are not applying for more than one course with the same NFP application deadline
  • You are not employed by a multinational corporation, a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, a bilateral or multinational donor organisation, or a large national and/or commercial organisation
  • You have not already received two NFP fellowships for short courses in the past
  • You have not already received an NFP fellowship for a short course in the year prior to this fellowship application
  • Nuffic’s selection criteria are described here
  • Freelancers are eligible too: Are you a freelancer? You can apply for an NFP scholarship too! What you should do is to write your own employer’s statement. You can find the requirements of what it should include in this here.

NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development co-operation, and run by NUFFIC, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.

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