The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) has announced the date for 2022 applications for interested, qualified, and eligible candidates who would like to study in the Netherlands.
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a fully-funded scholarship with numerous benefits such as 95% tuition fees (You cover the remaining 5% of the tuition fee yourself), accommodation, visa, travel expenses, insurance, study materials, and other added benefits that could be unveiled as the course progresses.
The Orange Knowledge Programme gives you the opportunity to create an international classroom where students and staff can learn from each other. It also allows you to create sustainable professional partnerships with organizations in Orange Knowledge countries.
- Category: Master’s Scholarship | Postgraduate Scholarship
- Type: Fully-Funded
- Host Country: Netherlands
- Institution: Any Netherlands University
- Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
- Worth: Fully-funded Scholarship
- Application Begins: August 31, 2022
- Deadline: October 11, 2022
- Validity: 12 – 24 months
About the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarship
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of:
- Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
- Master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months).
The Orange Knowledge Programme seeks to promote the ability, information, and performance growth of both people and organizations in the areas of higher education and vocational education as well as in other areas linked to the key topics in the program nations.
About the Netherlands Universities
In Europe, the Netherlands was very early to adopt the Bachelor/Master’s system and offer degree programmes in English. This has led to one of the largest selections of courses on the continent. You can choose between plenty of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at around 70 institutions of higher education. You can also expect a large community of international students: More than 112,000 students from around the world. Around 16% of all students come from abroad – one of the highest ratios anywhere in Europe.
As in other European countries, universities in Holland are commonly classified as either “research universities”, offering more research-oriented academic programmes, or “universities of applied sciences”, offering more practice-oriented study programmes.
Scholarship Worth (Benefits)
- 95% tuition fee
- Travel expenses
- Study materials
You must turn in your application on or before October 12, 2022, to be considered for the OKP scholarship award.
Any application submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship by the admission board.
There are no specific provisional courses for the OKP scholarship. This implies that you can enroll for any master’s degree course in any Netherlands university but must ensure that it’s between 12 – 24 months.
The courses need to meet the following criteria:
- The duration of short courses should be between 12 and 365 days.
- The maximum duration for master’s programmes is 24 months.
- Master’s programmes with a duration longer than 1 academic year can only participate with co-financing.
- The end date for implementation of courses is 31 August 2023 with the exception of co-financed master’s programmes.
- The course or programme should be full-time (this does not apply to e-learning courses).
- The course or programme needs to take place either in the Netherlands or needs to be carried out by a Dutch institution in an OKP country.
- The course or programme needs to be taught in English, French, or Spanish.
- Master’s programmes need to be accredited.
You may be 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, 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.
In order to be eligible for the OKP scholarship award, you must:
- Be motivated
- Be living and working in an OKP country
- Be proficient in English or French
- Be working in one of the priority areas for their country
- Be able to motivate using and transferring the knowledge and experience in the employing organization after studies
Candidates must be prepared to submit the following documents in order to apply:
- Online Application Form
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
- Academic Transcripts
- Letter of Recommendation
- English Language Proficiency Test Scores
How To Apply
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, and 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 for the educational institution of your choice.
If you’ve satisfied all the requirements and eligibility criteria for the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship, then click on the button below to begin your online application process. Ensure you adhere strictly to all instructions and also upload all necessary documents.