Netherlands

Orange Knowledge Programme in The Netherlands

Netherlands Government
Masters/Short Courses

Deadline: 22 Mar/28 June/11 Oct  (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts next year

Brief description:

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.

Host Institution(s):

Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programmes/courses.

Level/Field(s) of study:

Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and 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.

Target group:

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:

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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, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.

Eligibility:

You will find the eligibility criteria at this link.

Application instructions:

Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. 

You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the OKP qualified course of your choice for application procedures. 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. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.

The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:

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

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.studyinholland.nl/study/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme

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