Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (OKP) promotes capacity building within organizations in 51 countries by providing training and education scholarships through fellowships for professionals. OKP has replaced the NFP and is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
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Please note: The programme is currently only accepting applications for the short course Evidence-based Policy Research Methods started on January 2022.
Deadline: 30 Mar/5 Sept 2023 (annual)
Study in: Netherlands
Course starts 2023/24
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the programme countries.
Level/Field(s) of study for Orange Knowledge Scholarship
Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (round 1: duration 2 weeks to 12 months; round 2: duration 2 weeks to 7 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).
All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Study finder. Please search in Study finder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.
The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are sexual and reproductive health and rights; security and rule of law; food and nutrition security and water management. There are focus areas for each country.
Domain Institution(s) for Orange Knowledge Scholarship
Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programmes/courses.
Nationals of -and working in the following countries:
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.
Scholarship value/Benefits for Orange Knowledge Scholarship
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living and costs such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself
Application instructions 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.
You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the OKP qualified course of your choice for application procedures. 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. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.
There are 2 application rounds for 2023 (provisionally expected):
• Round 1: 8 February – 30 March 2023 16.00 CET for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024.
• Round 2: 28 June 2022 – 5 September 16.00 CET for courses starting 1 February 2024.
All courses must be completed before 31 August 2024.
It is important to read the OKP information for applicants and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://www.studyinholland.nl/study/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme