24 March 2020

Application deadlines vary per program.


The Netherlands

(Fully Funded)


The Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the programme countries.

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On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder .
  • 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.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  • Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months).
  • Master’s programmers (duration 12 – 24 months).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national or local organizations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, the private sector, commissions or NGOs.
  • The scholarship applicant may not work for: a bilateral or multilateral organization, a non-governmental organization that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature, and environmental protection, health or human rights.
  • The scholarship applicant is a professional who, in light of his/her (1) role, (2) multiple years of relevant work experience and (3) networks within a theme relevant to local development, is in a position or through his/her employer could be put in a position to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
  • The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of and is resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list (see the document Country List for Short courses and Masters ).
  • The scholarship applicant holds a valid identity document.
  • The scholarship applicant has been admitted to the course or programme for which he/she wishes an OKP scholarship.
  • The scholarship applicant has provided a government statement with the scholarship application if this is required by the local government (see the document government statement requirement).
  • The scholarship applicant demonstrates that the requested co-funding percentage is available to fund the study.
  • The employer of the scholarship applicant supports the scholarship application through a positive reference, declares that it will continue to pay the salary of the scholarship recipient during the programme and after his/her return will give the scholarship recipient an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in practice.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The scholarship is a contribution towards your:

  • Costs of living.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Find a course or master’s Programme that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find the eligible courses in study Programme database, specifying in the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.

Second Step: Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on:

  1. the course content.
  2. the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution).
  3. the scholarship application and selection procedures.
  4. the online application form and the required application documents.

Third Step: Prepare your application and the supporting documents

With your online application, you will be asked to upload:

  • A valid passport copy.
  • A current statement from your employer, and depending on your country of employment.
  • A government statement.

Fourth Step: Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Akram Salah / Egypt 

Reviewed by” Razan Sameh/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team