The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the programme countries.
|Please note: For any questions on the application and selection procedures please contact the Dutch institution of your choice directly.|
One of the instruments offered by the Orange Knowledge Programme are the individual scholarships, which are open to mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the following countries:
We emphasise that these scholarships are also open for applicants from francophone countries.
Scholarships are available for a selection of:
- short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
- master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).
All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.
The application process for a scholarship is handled by the Dutch education institution. For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please read:
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:
For some countries a government statement is required, see the following document:
Dates and deadlines
There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships in 2019. The current application round opened on 7 February.
Application deadlines vary per institution. After selecting a course, you need to contact the Dutch institution directly for more information about the application deadline.
Provisional opening for other application rounds will be 6 June 2019 and 5 September 2019.
For the current application round there is extra budget for Masters and Short courses for applicants of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Niger.
The procedure is as follows:
- Candidates register
- Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
- Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
- Selection results published
- Grants awarded
The Dutch institution can give you more information on the various steps involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria. You can find contact information for the Dutch institutions on www.studyfinder.nl
Information for application round 7 June 2018
Information for previous application rounds
Obligations for OKP fellowship holders (155 kB) – for Nov 2017 application round
Funding and management
This 5-year programme is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.