Orange Knowledge Program Scholarship

About the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to
priority themes in the OKP partner countries.
The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.

Funding and management of OKP Scholarship

This 5-year programme is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.

How to apply for Orange Knowledge Scholarship.
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. When you are certain that you are eligible for an OKP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.

Below are the necessary steps to follow in applying for Orange Knowledge Program Scholarship
First find a course or master’s programme that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find
the eligible courses in our study programme database, specifying in
the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.
Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information
a. the course content;
b. the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution);
c. the scholarship application and selection procedures;
d. the online application form and the required application documents.
Prepare your application and the supporting documents1F
Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.
For any questions on the application or selection procedure please contact the Dutch
institution directly
Selection procedure

The procedure is as follows:

Candidates register with their Dutch education institution

Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application

Embassies check eligibility and assess applications

Selection results published

Grants awarded

The Dutch institution can give you more information on the various steps involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria. You can find contact information for the Dutch institutions on

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