Orange Knowledge Programme

Orange Knowledge Programme 2023-2024 (OKP) Scholarships in The Netherlands


The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for selection. Applications are currently being received for Nuffic (Study in Holland) OKP Scholarships 2023/2024.

Eligible candidates from developing countries are hereby invited to apply to study in the Netherlands. The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

Orange Knowledge Programme 2023-2024 – OKP Scholarships  2023 Summary

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Holland Government
  • Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
  • Host Institution(s): Higher Institutions in Holland
  • Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)
  • Number of Awards: Not Stated
  • Study Level: Mid-career professionals
  • Nationality: International Students

2023 OKP Scholarships Eligible Countries

Please note that the list of participating countries is subject to change and is yet to be updated. In previous rounds, you were eligible for an OKP scholarship if you are a national of and working in:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Su

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About the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarships 2023/2024

As we said earlier, the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of:

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

OKP Scholarship 2023 Eligibility Criteria

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • Motivated;
  • Living and working in an OKP country;
  • Proficient in English or French;
  • Working in one of the priority areas of their country;
  • Can motivate using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organization after their studies;
  • Agreeing to the OKP obligations and conditions (133.9 kB).

How to Apply for Orange Knowledge Programme 2023-2024

To apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarships 2023/2024, please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

  1. Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.
  2. Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
  3. Find a course on the OKP scholarships course list. Please find a study, using the filterOrange Knowledge Programme (OKP)‘.
  4. Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
  5. Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements, and the link to apply online.
  6. Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, and government statement (if required).
  7. During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline for the educational institution of your choice.

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OKP Scholarships Application Deadlines

You can only apply for a scholarship during an open application round.

  • Open application round:

Round 1: submit applications between 8 February – 30 March 16.00 CET for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024.

This round is open for applications through education institutions. Please carefully check the deadline of the institution of your choice, as they might set a shorter deadline for the application.

  • Provisionally expected rounds for 2023:

Round 2: submit applications between 28 June – 5 September at 16.00 CET for courses starting after 1 February 2024.

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All courses must be completed before 31 August 2024 with the exception of co-financed master’s programmes.

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