Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Registration

How do I register for a short course?

Registration for a short course

More information on how to apply can be found here:

http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/how-to-apply.htm

If you are unable to register via the individual course page, you can request an application form for a short course. You can send this request to training.cdi@wur.nl

Please mention the title of the short course you wish to apply for and the year.

How can I get admitted to a short course?

Getting admitted to a short course

In order to be admitted to the course, you must register on the individual course page online. After completing your application, we will review it and send you an admission letter.

How do I know whether I am eligible for this programme?

Eligibility

Our short courses are designed for professionals with at least a BSc-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Applications from students will not be taken into consideration.

Please read the factsheet of the course of your interest for more information about the specific requirements for participation.

I have submitted my application, but want to change something.

I wish to change something in my application

When your application for a short course has been completed and submitted and you wish to change part of your application, please contact us at training.cdi@wur.nl

Please explain clearly which part of your application you want altered.

I wish to defer my application for a short course to next year, is this possible?

Can I defer my application for a short course to next year?

Unfortunately it is not possible to defer your application to next year. We can cancel your application, but you will have to register again for next year’s course.

What happens after you submit your course registration?

What happens after you submit your course registration?

After submitting your registration, you will receive a email to confirm your registration. If you have indicated that you want to apply for a OKP/MSP fellowship, you will receive an admission letter with instructions on how to apply for the fellowship.

Is it possible to register for more than one short course?

Register for more than one short course

Yes, you can register for more than one short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. If you intend to apply for an NFP Fellowship, please note that you have to submit an OKP/MSP Fellowship application for each course seperately. Additionally, Nuffic rules state that you cannot submit an OKP/MSP application for more than one course that is held on the same dates.

Financial matters

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation or Wageningen University & Research cannot assist you with obtaining funding to attend our short courses.

However there are several options to fund your participation. 

  • Funded through a fellowship
  • Funded by participant
  • Funded by organisation or project

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

General information about the OKP

Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge scholarship help to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, tuition fee and insurance.

The Orange Knowledge Programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nuffic manages the budget and distributes the scholarships.

Please visit the study in holland website for more information on eligiblity criteria and wether your country is on the OKP country list.

There are three application deadlines per year. Please visit the website of the short course of your interest to see the application deadlines of the Orange Knowledge Programme.

Application procedure OKP

OKP application procedure

A complete application consist of two parts;

  1. A registration for a short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
  2. An application for an OKP fellowship through the Nuffic online application system (ATLAS).

After we have received your registration for a short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and if you are eligble, we will send you an admission letter with instructions on how to apply for an OKP fellowship through ATLAS.

A manual on how to apply for the OKP Fellowship will be sent to you together with the OKP admission letter.

Can Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation assist me with my OKP application?

Assistance with your OKP application

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will only assist you with providing Instructions on how to apply for an OKP fellowship. These instructions will be send to you after after your registration has been completed and your eligibility has been checked by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.

I am from an OKP country, but work in an non-OKP country. Am I eligible for a OKP fellowship?

OKP country

No, only when you are a citizen of an OKP country and you are employed in an OKP country as well, you can apply for OKP fellowship. For more information, please visit:

http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/for-whom

I work in an OKP country, but life in an non-OKP country. Am I eligible for an OKP fellowship?

The Nuffic rules state that applicants for OKP fellowships should be working and living in an OKP country at the time of application. For details on eligibility, please check this website:

http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/for-whom

When can I start my OKP application?

OKP application deadlines

Please visit the individual course website of your interest to find the OKP application deadline.

What is the status of my OKP application?

OKP application status

As soon as there is news about your application you will be contacted by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.

When will I know whether I am selected for an OKP fellowship?

OKP fellowship selection

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation will inform you on behalf of Nuffic about the outcome of the OKP selection. You will be informed approximately 8 weeks after the closing date for submitting an OKP application.

Why am I not selected for an OKP fellowship

Not selected for an OKP Fellowship

Each year, there are thousands of fellowship applications for the short courses of Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation. The number of fellowhships available is limited, so only a small percentage of applicants will be selected for an fellowship.

The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals with at least three years’ work experience who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their organisation that employs them.

If you have not been selected fof a fellowship, you will receive an email from Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation with a reason for rejection.





Do I need to an OKP admission letter for an OKP fellowship application?

OKP admission letter

In order to apply for an OKP fellowship, you must have an OKP admission letter send to you by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation after you completed your course registration.



MSP Scholarships programme

About the MSP scholarship programme

MSP scholarship

The MSP Scholarships are proportionally distributed among the ten participating countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia). Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.

More information about the conditions and eligible criteria can be found here:

https://www.studyinholland.nl/study/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/mena-scholarship-programme/mena-scholarship-programme-msp

What is the correct format for the employer statement?

Employer statement

The current employer statement should always comply with the exact format provided by Nuffic: https://www.wur.nl/en/show/CDIOKP-MSP-format-employerstatement.htm. Please note that applications with incorrect employer statements (or not according to the format) cannot be considered by Nuffic.



StuNed Scholarships

About StuNed Scholarships

StuNed Scholarships

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years of work experience in a development-related organisation. For more information and conditions, please visit the website Nuffic Neso Indonesia:

http://www.nesoindonesia.or.id/beasiswa/stuned/stuned-short-courses




ITTO Scholarships

About ITTO Scholarships

ITTO Scholarships

For our short course related to forestry, you can apply for a ITTO fellowship.

Please see the ITTO website for the upcoming application deadline.

More information and conditions of the ITTO fellowship can be found here:

http://www.itto.int/feature20_backup/



Self-paying participants

Information for participants with private funding

Self-paying participants

In case you have secured a sponsorship for participating in our short course (e.g. your employer or other funding organisation) please ask for a written confirmation of your sponsor and send it to training.cdi@wur.nl and mention the short course you wish to register for.




Other questions

Can I bring family members when I participate in the short course?

Family members

Should you consider bringing your wife/husband or family, we must strongly advise against it. The course programme is quite intensive and participants are obliged to follow all parts of the programme. Consequently there will be little time left to spend with your relatives. Moreover, the Wageningen University & Research has no facilities to entertain relatives.

Is your question not answered in the FAQ?

Other questions

If you have a question to which the answer cannot be found in the list above, feel free to send an e-mail to training.cdi@wur.nl