Netherlands Fully Funded The Orange Knowledge Program 2023

The goal of the Netherlands Fully Funded The Orange Knowledge Program 2023 is to contribute to the sustainable and inclusive development of society. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available to choose from:

  • Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months)
  • Master’s programs (12 to 24 months in length)

Focus on the topic:

The application round between August 31 – October 11 focuses more on study programs related to the following topics:

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Security and the rule of law

Qualified applications within these topics will be preferred, but applications in other areas are still welcome. Please check that your study program matches the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB) for your country..

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Netherlands The Orange Knowledge Program 2023 Details:

  • Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Host Place: Netherlands Universities
  • Level: Masters, Short Training
  • Subjects: Health, Security, law and governance
  • Eligibility: International Students
  • Host Country: Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Program Education level:

Netherlands Fully Funded The Orange Knowledge Program 2023- The Orange Knowledge Program is available for Master’s degree programs at short training level at Dutch universities.

Netherlands  The Orange Knowledge Program Available subjects:

The following subjects are available for study under this scholarship program.

  • Health
  • Safety
  • law and public administration

Netherlands  The Orange Knowledge Program Benefits:

A fully funded scholarship includes

  • Flight tickets
  • Scholarship
  • Tuition

Netherlands  The Orange Knowledge Program Eligible Nationalities:

You may be eligible for an OKP scholarship if you are a national and work in:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories , Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia.

Applicants for Master’s programs from Indonesia should apply through the joint  the OKP-LPDP joint program.

Focus on countries
For the short course application round between 31 August and 11 October, additional funding is allocated for target countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, provided to receive enough qualified and eligible applications. Please note that this round is only open for short courses and not for Master’s scholarship applications.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

  • Motivated;
  • live and work in the OKP country;
  • Knowledge of English or French;
  • Work in one of the priority areas for their country;
  • Can motivate the use and transfer of their knowledge and experience in their employer’s organization after their studies;
  • Agree to the Obligations and conditions .
  • For more information on general eligibility criteria, read:
    OKP information for applicants (168.8 kB) (168.8 kB)

In order to attend courses in the Netherlands, you need knowledge of English or French. The requirements for certificates proving language skills differ in individual educational institutions.

Priority topics for individual countries:

The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Program are;

  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Security and the rule of law
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Water management

There are areas of interest for each country. Please note that these areas of interest, as well as the list of countries, are subject to change. Only applications that fall within the focus area of ​​your country of employment are eligible.

Is your experience eligible for funding? Please review the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB)

Employer’s statement

You need an employer statement signed by you and your employer. It shows us that your employer supports your application. And that you can share the knowledge and experience you gained in the Netherlands when you return to your country. This is necessary because OKP focuses on strengthening organizations by empowering people. Netherlands Fully Funded The Orange Knowledge Program 2023.

Government statement

If you are a government official, you may need to sign a government statement.. This confirms your government’s support for your OKP application.

Check if your local government requires a government declaration:
Government statement requirements

Other requirements

The educational institution will inform you of the requirements needed for your application. As this scholarship is for working professionals, applications from students will not be considered. In order to enroll in one of the courses, you must motivate:

  • That you are working within the priority themes for your country as mentioned above;
  • How the courses will strengthen you and the organization you work for;
  • How you will use the newly acquired knowledge and experience after your studies in your organization.

Netherlands The Orange Knowledge Program Application procedure:

Online login is not possible on this website. Please follow the steps below to apply through the Dutch educational institution of your choice.

  1. Check that your application falls within the OKP focus areas designated for your country.
  2. Check that you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
  3. Find the course in the list of OKP courses.  find a study, using the filter ‘Orange Knowledge Program (OKP)’.
  4. Ask your employer if they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
  5. Contact the Dutch educational institution of your choice for more information on the application process, academic requirements and a link to the online application.
  6. Prepare the application: employer’s statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required).
  7. During the application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch educational institution. Please note the application deadline of the educational institution you choose.

Application deadlines:

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

The following rounds are expected in 2022:
3rd round – for short courses
– Acceptance of applications between 31 August – 11 October 16:00 CET.
– Courses should start from 20 February 2023 and must be completed by 31 August 2023.

At this time, there is no information available about future OKP scholarship application rounds for 2023. Likewise, there is no information available about OKP master’s scholarship application rounds. Currently, the above application round (3rd round) is the last official opportunity for OKP scholarships.

Selection Criteria:

The procedure is as follows:

1. Candidates register with their Dutch educational institution
2. The Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits a grant application
3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
4. Available selection results for Dutch educational institutions
5. Grants awarded through Dutch educational institutions

Application results are announced 3 to 4 months after application.

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