Registration for a short course
More information on how to apply can be found here:
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 email@example.com
Please mention the title of the short course you wish to apply for and the year.
Getting admitted to a short courseIn 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please explain clearly which part of your application you want altered.
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?
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.
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.
- Funded through a fellowship
- Funded by participant
- Funded by organisation or project
Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
OKP fellowships help to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, tuition fee and insurance.
The OKP fellowships are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nuffic manages the budget and distributes the OKP fellowships.
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 OKP application deadline.
OKP application procedure
A complete application consist of two parts;
- A registration for a short course at Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
- 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.
Assistance with your OKP applicationWageningen 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.
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:
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:
OKP application deadlinesPlease visit the individual course website of your interest to find the OKP application deadline.
OKP application statusAs soon as there is news about your application you will be contacted by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation.
OKP fellowship selectionWageningen 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.
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.
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
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:
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 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:
For our short course related to forestry, you can apply for a ITTO fellowship.
Please see the ITTO website for the upcoming application deadline.
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 email@example.com and mention the short course you wish to register for.
Family membersShould 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.
If you have a question to which the answer cannot be found in the list above, feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org