Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Scholarships- Netherlands

Applications are invited for Fully funded Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Scholarships for Masters Degree or Short courses and Netherlands Institutions.

Scholarships & Jobs presents Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Scholarships- Netherlands


The Orange Knowledge Program aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its Scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. The program is the successor of the NICHE and NFP programs. The Orange Knowledge Program aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations 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 organisation.

Eligible Countries

The Orange Knowledge Program individual Scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of and living and working in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi. Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, India, , Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Macedonia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Indonesia, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

These Scholarships are also open for applicants from francophone countries.

Eligible courses

OKP Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  • Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
  • Master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months).

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Program 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. 


Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period
  • Contribution towards costs of living
  • Tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc.
  • You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself


Applicants need to contact Dutch education institution. Each institution may have different specific criteria. 

For more information on the general eligibility criteria please read: 

OKP information for applicants(165 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:

Country focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (220 KB)

Application Procedure

The application procedure for Scholarships is as follows:

  • Applicants register with their Dutch education institution
  • Dutch institution nominates applicants and submits grant application
  • Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  • Selection results published
  • Grants awarded

There are 3 application rounds for individual Scholarships every year. Application rounds usually open in February, June and September.

Application deadlines are respectively around April, August and November. The deadlines vary per institution.

Scholarships link

Scholarships & Jobs presents Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Scholarships- Netherlands

Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Scholarships are available for mid career professionals in specific countries for short and masters degree courses in Netherlands.
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Institute Name: Dutch Institutes
Degree/Course: Short Courses and Masters Degree
Deadline: Varies with institute
Country: Netherlands
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