Nationals of which countries can apply?
The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working in – the following countries: Afghanistan Albania Armenia Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Bolivia Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Colombia Congo (DRC) Cuba Egypt Ethiopia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Jordan Kenya Lebanon Liberia Mali Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Macedonia Pakistan Palestinian Territories Peru Philippines Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Tanzania Thailand Tunisia Uganda Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Which courses are available?
Scholarships are available for a selection of:
- short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
- master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months).
All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’.
How can you apply?
You cannot apply online on this website. You need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of your course and ask how to apply for the scholarship.
You can find a list of courses and institutions that are linked to the Orange Knowledge Programme in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.
What are the criteria?
You cannot apply with us. You need to contact your Dutch education institution. Each institution may have different specific criteria.
For more information on the general eligibility criteria please read:
Please note that there are focus areas for each country. Only applications that fall within the focus area of your country of employment are eligible.
Please check the obligations and conditions before you apply:
Please check whether your local government requires a government statement:
What are the deadlines?
The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:
- Round 1: closed
- Round 2: 13 May-30 June (all short course and master’s programmes ending before 31 August 2023)
- Round 3: 2 September-13 October (short course only)
What is the 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 www.studyfinder.nl.
Funding and management
This 5-year programme is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.