Netherlands Government Orange Knowledge Programme: The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to
priority themes in the OKP partner countries. The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into
their employing organization.
On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new
the programme under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is initiated and fully
funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder.
- Please note that there are focus areas for each country, which are taken into consideration when scholarship applications are nominated and assessed. Applications that fall within the focus areas for a specific country are given priority: Country focus document Orange Knowledge Program.
- Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months).
- Master’s programmers (duration 12 – 24 months)
The Orange Knowledge Programme 2020 Scholarships are fully funded.
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive
during the scholarship period. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living and
costs such as tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference
between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.
You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the OKP to be eligible for a
Required Languages: English
- Eligible Countries: 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 ).
- The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national or local organizations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, the private sector, commissions or NGOs.
- The scholarship applicant may not work for: a bilateral or multilateral organization, a non-governmental organization that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature, and environmental protection, health or human rights.
- The scholarship application 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 a valid identity document.
- The scholarship applicant has been admitted to the course or program for which he/she wishes an OKP scholarship.
- The scholarship applicant has provided a government statement with the scholarship application if this is required by the local government (see the document government statement requirement).
- The scholarship applicant demonstrates that the requested co-funding percentage is available to fund the study.
- The employer of the scholarship applicant supports the scholarship application through a positive reference, declares that it will continue to pay the salary of the scholarship recipient during the program and after his/her return will give the scholarship recipient an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
How to Apply for the Netherlands Government Orange Knowledge Programme?
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether
your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.
When you are certain that you are eligible for an OKP scholarship, you can start making the
necessary preparations for your application.
Follow these steps to apply:
- Find a course or master’s program that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find the eligible courses in the study Program database www.studyfinder.nl, specifying in the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.
- Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on:
- the course content.
- the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution).
- the scholarship application and selection procedures.
- the online application form and the required application documents.
- Prepare your application and the supporting documents
With your online application, you will be asked to upload:
- A valid passport copy.
- A current statement from your employer, and depending on your country of employment.
- A government statement.
- Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.
|Deadline: March 24 / June 30 / October 13, 2020||The institution (s): Various Institutes in the Netherlands (Studyfinder)|
|Level of Study: Masters / Short Courses||Study in: Netherlands|
To know more about The Orange Knowledge Programme 2020, please visit the official website: