Orange Knowledge Programme

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.

Scholarships

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:

Orange Knowledge Programme country list for short courses and masters (76 kB)

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  • short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
  • master's programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).

Eligible courses

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. 

Application

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: 

OKP information for applicants(41 kB)

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:

Orange Knowledge Programme country focus (82 kB)

Dates and deadlines

There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships in 2018. These open on 1 February, 7 June and 6 September respectively.

Application deadlines vary per institution. After selecting a course, you need to contact the Dutch institution directly for more information about the application deadline.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. 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 

Obligations for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship holders

Information for previous application rounds

Obligations for OKP fellowship holders (April 2018 deadline) (172 kB)

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.

last modified Sep 27, 2018 01:05 PM