Orange Knowledge scholarships Programme Netherlands

2019-02-14 12:49 am

Please note: For any questions on the application and selection procedures please contact the Dutch institution of your choice directly.


One of the instruments offered by the Orange Knowledge Programme are the individual scholarships, which are open to mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the following countries:

Country list for short courses and masters– April 2019 deadline – Orange Knowledge

We emphasise that these scholarships are also open for applicants from francophone countries.

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  • short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
  • master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).

Eligible courses

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there. 


The application process for a scholarship is handled by the Dutch education institution. For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please read: 

OKP information for applicants(165 kB)

Please note that there are focus areas for each country, which are taken into consideration when scholarship applications are nominated and assessed. Applications that fall within the focus areas for a specific country are given priority:

Country focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (220 KB)

For some countries a government statement is required, see the following document:

Government statement requirements for OKP and MSP

Dates and deadlines

There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships in 2019. The current application round opened on 7 February. 

Application deadlines vary per institution. After selecting a course, you need to contact the Dutch institution directly for more information about the application deadline.

Provisional opening for other application rounds will be 6 June 2019 and 5 September 2019.

For the current application round there is extra budget for Masters and Short courses for applicants of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Niger. 

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. 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

Information for application round 7 June 2018 

Obligations for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship holders

Information for previous application rounds

Obligations for OKP fellowship holders (April 2018 deadline) (172 kB)

Obligations for OKP fellowship holders (155 kB) – for Nov 2017 application round

Funding and management

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

For more information please visit official website

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