International Courses for Agricultural Professionals 2020 of the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture
The International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) supports education and capacity strengthening in agriculture and the rural sector in the developing world. ICRA offers specialized training courses for agricultural professionals each year. ICRA’s courses qualify for OKP/MSP scholarships funded by the Dutch government. Each scholarship programme has separate application deadlines. Individuals wishing to apply to the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship have to submit their application until 30 June 2020. The MENA Scholarship Program (MSP) has two application deadlines: 24 May and 02 September 2020.
The criteria for scholarship applicant are as follows: • The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national and/or local organisations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs. • The scholarship applicant is a professional who, in light of his/her (1) role, (2) multiple years of relevant work experience and (3) networks within a theme relevant to local development, is in a position or through his/her employer could be put in a position to apply what he/she has learned in practice. • The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of and is resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list (see the document ‘Country List for Short courses and Masters - OKP’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp ).
Follow these steps to apply: 1. First find a course or master’s programme that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find the eligible courses in the study programme database www.studyfinder.nl, specifying in the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’. 2. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on: a. the course content; b. the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution); c. the scholarship application and selection procedures; d. the online application form and the required application documents. 3. Prepare your application and the supporting documents1F. 4. Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For any questions on the application or selection procedure please contact the Dutch institution directly.