Orange Knowledge Scholarship overview
The Orange Knowledge Program is a funded scholarship program supported and provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its aim is to promote the sustainable and integrated development of society. This scholarship is available to professionals midway through their careers in certain countries.
This program provides scholarships for two types of courses: a short-term course (1st application period 2 weeks to 12 months, 2nd application period 2 weeks to 7 months) and a master’s course (12 months to 24 months).
It offers While the countries eligible for the scholarship are subject to change, previous rounds were open to citizens and workers of the following countries:
- Burkina Faso,
- Congo (DRC),
- Egypt, and
- Ethiopia. ,
- Palestinian Territories,
- South Africa,
- South Sudan,
However, in 2023 Sudan and Uganda will be excluded from the scholarship application round.
This program mainly focuses on study and educational programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, security and the rule of law. Preference will be given to applications in these areas, but applications in other areas are also welcome. It is important to ensure that the course you choose is consistent with your country’s country focus document.
Simply put, the Orange Knowledge Program provides scholarships for short-term courses or master’s degrees to professionals from specific countries. This program focuses on specific topics and priority is given to applicants from these fields.
The OKP scholarship can be applied for from 28th July until 16:00 CET on 5th September. However, to apply for this scholarship, you must contact the Dutch institution directly. Please note that applications cannot be made through the website.
- Candidates register with an educational institution in the Netherlands. Institutions select and submit funding applications.
- The Embassy will inspect the application to determine if the application is legitimate.
- Dutch educational institutions receive the selection results.
- Scholarships are awarded by selected educational institutions in the Netherlands.
- You will be notified of the results of your application within 3-4 months.
- You will be contacted by the Dutch educational institution you used to apply for the outcome of your application.
To apply for the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP), you cannot submit your application directly online through the website.
Instead, you should apply through the Dutch educational institution you are interested in by following these steps:
Check if your application aligns with the OKP’s areas of focus specified in your country. Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria set by the OKP
. Explore the OKP Course List and select the course that interests you.
Filter options can be used to specifically search for Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) courses.
Contact your employer to see if they are willing to recommend you for an OKP scholarship.
For more information on the application process, academic requirements and links to apply online, please contact your chosen Dutch institution.
Prepare the necessary documents for your application, including proof of employer, letter of motivation, valid passport and official declaration (if applicable).
Once the application period has started, please submit your application online using the link provided by the Dutch educational institution.
Be sure to follow the application deadlines for your chosen institution.
Please note that the information provided has been rewritten to avoid plagiarism and to simplify presentation.
If you have any questions about applying for an OKP scholarship, please contact the Dutch institution where you plan to study.
To get help, it’s important to decide where you want to study and what degree you want to pursue.
Institutions can provide detailed information about the various steps and eligibility criteria for the application and selection process.
Contact information for Dutch educational institutions can be found in our Study Programs database.
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