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Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship in The Netherlands

Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship in The Netherlands

Netherlands Government

Masters/Short Courses

Deadline: 22 Mar/28 June/11 Oct (annual)

Study in:


Course starts 2022/23

Brief description:

The Orange Knowledge Programme is designed to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals, including organisations that exist in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields which are related to the priority themes in the programme countries.

Host Institution(s):

This scholarship programmes are hosted in Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programmes/courses.

Level/Field(s) of study:

Scholarships are offered for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s degree programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).

All the courses which are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are contained in the Study finder and you can search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. This list also contains contact details of the institutions.

Target group:

This scholarship is targeted at mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the following countries:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

An OKP scholarship is aimed at supplementing the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period. The scholarship comes as a contribution towards your costs of living and costs such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to take care of any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.

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Interested candidates can find the eligibility criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

It is important that you make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for this scholarship. Also check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.

Every candidate has to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. You should contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the OKP qualified course of your choice for application procedures. The Dutch institution can provide you more information on the various steps involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.

The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:

Round 1: 2 February-22 March 2022 (for courses starting between between 25 July and 21 November 2022)
Round 2: 11 May-28 June 2022(for Short Courses starting between 21 November 2022 and 20 February 2023)
Round 3: 31 August-11 October 2022(for Short Courses starting from 20 February 2023  onward and must be completed before 31 August 2023)

As an applicant for this scholarship it is important to read the OKP information for applicants and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:


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