The Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme in the Netherlands

In the Orange Knowledge Programme in the Netherlands, you will be studying Masters/Short Courses

The Deadlines are on June 28th, or October 11th, 2022 (annually), and you get to learn English in the Netherlands

The course program begins in 2022 or 2023.


A Quick Explanation

The Orange Knowledge Programme strives to improve the ability, knowledge, and quality of individuals and organizations in the sectors of higher and vocational education as well as other fields connected to the program countries’ priority issues.

Institution(s) hosting the event

Universities in the Netherlands that offer OKP-qualified programs or courses

Level/Field(s) of Study

Short courses (length 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months) are also eligible for scholarships.

Studyfinder lists all courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round. Please use the filter “OKP qualified—Yes” in Studyfinder to locate what you’re looking for. There are also contact data for the institutes.

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Group to be targeted

professionals in their mid-career who are citizens of the following countries who live and work there:

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

Scholarship worth or benefits:

The purpose of an OKP scholarship is to supplement the money you will be receiving during the scholarship time. The scholarship will help with living expenses and bills such as tuition, visas, travel, insurance, and so on. Any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual cost must be covered by you.


The eligibility conditions can be found at this link.

Instructions on how to apply

Make sure you read the qualifying requirements carefully before applying, and see if your company is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.

You must apply directly to a higher education institution in the Netherlands of your choice. For an application, contact the Dutch higher education institution that provides the OKP qualifying course of your choosing. More information on the many processes involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria, can be obtained from the Dutch organization. Depending on the course and the university, the deadline varies.

The following are the three rounds of candidate applications for individual scholarships:

• The first round will take place from February 2 through March 22, 2022. (for courses beginning between July 25 and November 21, 2022)

• Round 2 will take place from May 11 to June 28, 2022. (for short courses beginning between November 21, 2022 and February 20, 2023)

• Round 3 will take place from August 31 to October 11, 2022. (for short courses beginning in February 2023 and must be completed by August 31st, 2023)

It is important you read the OKP material for applicants and to go to the official website (link below) for more information on how to apply for the program.


Official Scholarship Website:

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