Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship 2023-24

  • Partial Funding
  • Netherlands Universities
  • Masters
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Security and the Rule of Law
  • International Students
  • Netherlands
  • 03/30/2023
Expires in
4 Days

Scholarship Description:

The main goal of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to help promote sustainable and inclusive development in society. This program offers scholarships to professionals in specific countries who are at the mid-point of their careers. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds these scholarships for a variety of short courses lasting 2 weeks to 12 months, as well as master's programs that last from 12 to 24 months.

Studying in the Netherlands as an international student can be a unique and rewarding experience. Here are some things you might expect:

  1. Diverse student population: Dutch universities attract students from all over the world, so you can expect to meet people from different cultural backgrounds.

  2. High-quality education: Dutch universities are known for their high-quality education and innovative teaching methods.

  3. English as the language of instruction: Most courses in the Netherlands are taught in English, so language barriers are not a major issue.

  4. Interactive learning: The Dutch education system emphasizes interactive learning and encourages students to participate actively in class discussions.

  5. Emphasis on independent learning: Dutch universities encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, and students are expected to be self-motivated and independent.

  6. Focus on practical skills: Dutch universities also place a strong emphasis on developing practical skills that are relevant to the job market.

  7. Student life: The Netherlands has a vibrant student life, with many opportunities for socializing and cultural events.

Overall, studying in the Netherlands as an international student can be a challenging and rewarding experience, providing you with valuable skills and cultural exposure.

Degree Level:

Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship 2023-24 is available to undertake Masters level programs at Netherlands Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Security and the Rule of Law

Scholarship Benefits:

This scholarship is partially funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Eligible Nationalities:

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • motivated;
  • 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 .

Application Procedure:

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

  1. Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.
  2. Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
  3. Find a course on the OKP course list. Please find a study, using the filter 'Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)'.
  4. Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
  5. 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.
  6. Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required).
  7. 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.
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