Do you have an interest in study in the Netherlands? You can join a fully-funded scholarship called Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands. The scholarship is available for International Students who wish to pursue their studies through scholarship.

The scholarship aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. It’s available for mid-career professionals who live in specific nations. The grant also gives room to short trainings as well as Masters degree level program(s) in the area of all available programs at Netherlands Universities.

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a scholarship available in three different rounds, in which round 1 and 3 are closed at the moment. A new application round for OKP scholarships will open for applications between 28 June – 5 September 16.00 CET.

Details About Orange Knowledge Programme

  • Country: Netherlands
  • Host: Netherland Universities
  • Scholarship type: Fully-Funded
  • Eligible countries: International Students
  • Available Programs: All Courses taught in Netherland Universities
  • Deadline: 5/11/2023
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Degree Level and Available Programs

Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands 2023 is opened to international students to undertake short courses training, and Masters level programs at Netherlands Universities. It is available according to the below duration:

  • Masters degree programs – duration (a year – 2 years)
  • Short training – duration (2 weeks up to a year)

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Available Programs and Majors

Orange Knowledge Program runs all the courses and programs that are available at Netherlands Universities. Under this scholarship, all available fields and majors that are opened to students could be found in Studyfinder. You can search the courses in Studyfinder by using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’.

Eligible Countries for the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to mid-career professionals who live and/or work in the following countries. Other students apart from the below countries are not eligible for the scholarship. The eligible nationalities are 53 in numbers:

  • A: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia
  • B: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi
  • C: Colombia, Cambodia, Congo (DRC), Cuba
  • E: Egypt, Ethiopia
  • G: Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea
  • I: Indonesia
  • J: Jordan
  • K: Kenya
  • L: Lebanon, Liberia
  • M: Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar
  • N: Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia
  • P: Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines
  • R: Rwanda
  • S: Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname
  • T: Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia
  • U: Uganda,
  • V: Vietnam
  • Y: Yemen
  • Z: Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Eligibility Criteria

Check the scholarship eligibility criteria before you apply:

  • You can not apply directly, you’ll first need to contact your Dutch education institution. Mind you, each institution in Netherlands Universities may have different eligibility criteria. You may click on ‘OKP information for applicants’ to learn more about the general eligibility criteria.
  • Also, note that not all the areas are available for every nationality. There are focus-specific areas for each nationality. Only applicants who fall within the focus area of his/her country of employment are eligible. To know about the Country focus document for the Orange Knowledge Programme, click here.
  • Make sure you check all the obligations and conditions before you apply for this program. Click on obligations for scholarship holders to know more about it.
  • Also, do not forget to check whether your local government needs a government statement. Click on Government statement requirements to learn more about it.
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How To Apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship

The procedure for the scholarship program at Netherlands universities is as follows:

  • The applicants register with their Dutch education institution
  • Dutch institution will nominate the applicants and submits a grant application
  • The embassies will check the eligibility status of the candidates and assess applications.
  • Selection results for the successful candidates published
  • Grants awarded to the successful candidates

More information on the various steps to take in the application and selection procedures may be given to you through the Dutch institution. The same things go with the eligibility criteria. To find the Dutch Institution’s contact information, just click ‘study finder‘. Click here to visit the scholarship official page.

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