Orange Knowledge Programme in The Netherlands 2023

Scholarship description

Orange Knowledge Programme in The Netherlands 2023. Begin your academic journey in the Netherlands with the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship. The applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open. In this article, we will provide an in-depth overview of the scholarship, including its advantages and the application process. This scholarship is a fully funded opportunity for international students to study either a master’s program or a short course at various educational institutions in the Netherlands. The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and performance of individuals and organizations in the field of higher education, vocational education, and related areas of interest in the program countries.

Scholarship name: Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship
Host country: Netherlands
Host Universities/Institutions: Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programmes/courses
Funded By: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Course Level: Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (round 1: duration 2 weeks to 12 months; round 2: duraiton 2 weeks to 7 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).
Last Date 30.03.2023 / 05.09.2023
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Scholarship name:

Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship

Eligible Countries:

The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are sexual and reproductive health and rights; security and rule of law; food and nutrition security and water management. There are focus areas for each country.

Nationals of -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.



Course Level:

Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (round 1: duration 2 weeks to 12 months; round 2: duration 2 weeks to 7 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).

Round 1 Duration 2 weeks to 12 months
Round 2 Duration 2 weeks to 7 months

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Study finder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.


Scholarship value:

The Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship is designed to supplement your ongoing salary during the scholarship period. It is a contribution to your living expenses and other costs like tuition fees, visa, travel, and insurance. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.

What is the duration of Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship?

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

What are the eligibility or selection criteria?

Read the detailed criteria here

How to apply?

*Round 1 applications open on 8 February 2023.

You cannot apply online on this website. Please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

  • Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.
  • Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
  • Find a course on the OKP course list. Please find a study, using the filter ‘Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)’.
  • Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
  • Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements and the link to apply online.
  • Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required).
  • During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline of the educational institution of your choice.


You can only apply for a scholarship during an open application round.
The following rounds are provisionally expected for 2023:

  • Round 1: submit applications between 8 February – 30 March 16.00 CET for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024.
  • Round 2: submit applications between 28 June – 5 September 16.00 CET for courses starting after 1 February 2024.

All courses must be completed before 31 August 2024 with the exception of co-financed master’s programmes.

Please visit the official website for detailed information (See below) before applying this scholarship.

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What is the Last Date to Apply?

30.03.2023 / 05.09.2023

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