RNTC Scholarships in Media & Journalism for African and Developing Countries to Study in Netherlands

RNTC Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Media & Journalism
Course Level: Short courses
Provider: RNTC
Country to Study in: The Netherlands

Scholarship Description
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 2016/17.

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.

This article has all you need to know about scholarships to attend RNTC courses. The most commonly used scholarship for RNTC courses are the NFP and MSP (MENA) scholarships (see links to these scholarships above).

RNTC Fellowships are available for professional journalists, programme-makers, broadcast trainers and managers coming from the countries listed below (a combined NFP list and low-middle-income countries according to the World Bank criteria).

Selection Criteria:
The scholarships will be awarded on academic and professional merit.

Eligible groups
NFP scholarships are available for 50 countries, while MSP scholarships for 9 countries. Citizens of the following regions are eligible:

AFRICAN COUNTRIES: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

OTHER COUNTRIES: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Moldova, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen

Participating Institutions
RNTC - It 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
As of today you can apply with a scholarship for the following courses:
  • Investigative journalism
  • Media campaigns
  • Producing media to counter radicalisation
  • Using media for development
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The scholarships are available for courses of two weeks or longer

Scholarship benefits
An NFP or MSP scholarship will cover the full cost of your travel and visa (if required), accommodation and meals, insurance, and the course fee. The NFP 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.

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). There is no preference for where you start, but it’s wise to start with RNTC and to 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 NFP or MSP scholarship in ATLAS; the online system for your NFP or MSP scholarship application. You will need to apply online (applications by post are not possible). Also please note that your NFP 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.

The deadline for sending in your RNTC application is March 23rd 2017, 13:00hrs Central European Time. The last deadline round was October 20, 2016. The deadline for applying in ATLAS for the upcoming application window is March 29, 2017 13:00 hrs Central European Time.

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: 23 / 29 March 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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