Orange Knowledge Program Scholarships 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.
The Orange Knowledge Program 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, Indonesia, 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
OKP Scholarships are available for a selection of:
- Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
- Master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months).
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- The scholarship is a contribution towards the costs of the course or programme and covers costs as specified. All other costs are the responsibility of the scholarship holder
- Allowances and reimbursements only apply to the actual number of days or months the scholarship holder attended the course or programme. The Dutch institution determines how the reimbursements are paid (e.g. in cash, in kind, by bank transfer etc).
- The fixed reimbursements for subsistence allowance, study materials and if relevant e-learning facilities. Fixed reimbursements are paid by the Dutch institution to or on behalf of the scholarship holder. The other fixed reimbursements are allocated by Nuffic to the Dutch institution
Applicants need to contact Dutch education institution for Orange Knowledge Program Scholarships. 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, 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:
The application procedure for scholarships is as follows:
- Applicants register with their Dutch education institution
- Dutch institution nominates applicants and submits grant application
- Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
- Selection results published
- Grants awarded
There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships every year. Application rounds usually open in February, June and September.