The primary objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to foster sustainable and inclusive development in society. This initiative provides scholarships to professionals from targeted countries who are at a pivotal stage in their careers. The funding for these scholarships is provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program offers a diverse range of educational opportunities, including short courses spanning from 2 weeks to 12 months and master's programs with durations ranging from 12 to 24 months. Through these scholarships, the program aims to empower individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute to the advancement of their respective fields and promote positive societal change.
Studying in the Netherlands offers a unique and enriching experience for international students. With a diverse and inclusive environment, Dutch universities attract students from all over the world, fostering a multicultural atmosphere. The country's educational system is highly regarded, known for its high-quality education and innovative teaching methods. English is widely spoken and used as the language of instruction in most courses, ensuring that language barriers are minimal. The Dutch education system emphasizes interactive learning, encouraging students to actively participate in class discussions and develop critical thinking skills. There is also a strong emphasis on independent learning, empowering students to take responsibility for their own education. Additionally, Dutch universities focus on equipping students with practical skills that are highly relevant to the job market, preparing them for successful careers. Beyond academics, the Netherlands offers a vibrant student life, with numerous social and cultural activities to explore, providing students with a well-rounded experience during their studies.
In summary, studying in the Netherlands provides international students with an excellent education, exposure to diverse cultures, and a supportive learning environment. It is an opportunity to gain valuable skills, broaden one's horizons, and enjoy a vibrant student life in a country known for its tolerance and innovation.
Orange Knowledge Program 2023-24 (Round 2), Netherlands. is available to undertake Masters level programs at Netherlands Universities.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Security and the Rule of Law
This scholarship is partially funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please note that the list of participating countries is subject to change and is yet to be updated. In previous rounds, you were eligible for an OKP scholarship if you are a national of and working in:
Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen.
Applicants for master's programmes from Indonesia should apply through the OKP-LPDP joint programme.
A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:
- living and working in an OKP country;
- proficient in English or French;
- working in one of the priority areas for their country;
- can motivate using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after their studies;
- agreeing to the Obligations and conditions .
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.