Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship| Eligibility Criteria:
The criteria for scholarship applicant are as follows:
• The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national and/or local
organisations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education
institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs. The scholarship applicant
may not work for:
o A bilateral or multilateral organisation;
o A non-governmental organisation 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 - OKP’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp )
• 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’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp ).
• 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.
You may be eligible for an OKP Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship if you are a national of and working 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.
Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship| How to apply:
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether
your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.
When you are certain that you are eligible for an OKP Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
Follow these steps to apply:
1. First find a course or master’s programme that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find
the eligible courses in our study programme database www.studyfinder.nl, specifying in
the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.
2. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information
a. the course content;
b. the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution);
c. the scholarship application and selection procedures;
d. the online application form and the required application documents.
3. Prepare your application and the supporting documents.
4. Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.
For any questions on the application or selection procedure please contact the Dutch
Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship| Selection procedure:
The Dutch institution can nominate your application for an OKP Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship if your application meets the OKP eligibility criteria. The selection procedure is as follows:
• The Dutch institution submits a grant request to Nuffic requesting funding for eligible
• The applicable Netherlands Embassy will check the individual applications on their
eligibility and will assess the applications based on the eligibility criteria and the
Embassy country focus area(s).
• Only eligible applications will be taken in to further consideration. Applications that do
not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.
• The selection will be determined by the available deadline budget, the number of
applicants and the quality and suitability of the applications.
• Candidates whom have been nominated will be informed of the outcome of the
selection by the Dutch institution.