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Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme
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Orange knowledge programme is a Holland government’s fully-funded scholarship. This Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Orange knowledge programme scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

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Education Level
Masters and Short courses
Netherlands Government
Eligible Countries
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.

Duration of available Course

The OKP offers scholarships in the following degree levels;

Master’s – the master’s program lasts from 12 to 24 months.
Short courses – short course programs last from 2 weeks to 12 months.

Scholarship Coverage

Selected Candidates will get the following;

Tuition fees
Visa fees
Travel expenses
Living expenses

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Required Documents for Masters

  • 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 .


1. If you belong to the countries mentioned above, you can apply for the OKP scholarships.
2. All applicants must hold valid passports and valid documents.
3. All applicants are eligible to apply for one course at a time.
4. If you work in a company among staff development programs, you are not eligible to apply.

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.

  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.

Application deadline

30 March, 2023

Selection Procedure

1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
4. Selection results available for Dutch education institutions
5. Grants awarded through Dutch education institutions

Results of applications are announced 3 to 4 months after application. The Dutch education institution through which you applied for the scholarship will contact you on the results of your application.

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