Receiving a scholarship to study abroad can be a life-changing experience. Some of the worlds best and brightest have had the opportunity to discover endless possibilities through scholarships.
The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente aims to attract students to its international classrooms who are eager to engage with what is happening in the world and use their skills to make our planet more sustainable. For that reason, it has established several scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated international students from developing countries the opportunity to pursue an MSc degree at ITC in the Netherlands in Spatial Engineering or Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.
Below we have listed some of the scholarship programmes for ITC programmes.
ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. ITC Scholarship for Spatial Engineering
The ITC Scholarship for Spatial Engineering Programme offers a number of partial scholarships for intake in the Master's Spatial Engineering.
These scholarships are available to students with a very good academic track record.
Applicants must be residing in and being a national of a country listed on the OECD approved List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance.
OKP Co-Financed Scholarship for ITC Master's
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) (the former NFP) is a scholarship programme co-funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work.
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) finances the first academic year of your study. The remaining period of the study is financed by ITC.
MENA / MSP Scholarship Programme Orange Knowledge Programme (Postgraduate diploma and short courses)
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) (the former NFP) is a scholarship programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work. The majority of ITC's programmes is eligible for OKP/NFP.
Check with your Ministry of Education to see if they have scholarships. For instance, for Nigerians, there is the TETfund, for Ghanese the GETfund, and if you are Indian, you can check this governmental website.
How to prepare for a scholarship application?
To avoid putting pressure on yourself and trying to apply for that scholarship you desperately want at the last minute, start your research early.
Check if you are eligible
Another important element you want to consider early on is finding out what scholarships you are actually eligible for - because you will not be eligible for them all.
Before you can apply for a scholarship you should be fully admitted to the University. Apply online through the university website.
Include all required information
Make sure you have all of the information that the scholarship provider has requested of you in your application.
Remember, late applications won't usually be considered. Applying for a scholarship can be a quite an endeavour so start early!
We talked to students who study for their Master's at ITC on a scholarship programme .