Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarships for mid-career professionals to study in The Netherlands (Fully Funded) – 2022

The Orange Knowledge Programme seeks to contribute to the creation of a society that is both sustainable and inclusive. It offers scholarships to professionals in their mid-career in particular nations.

Requirements for the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme

Individual scholarships for the Orange Knowledge Programme are available to mid-career professionals who are citizens of – who live and work in – the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Colombia
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Egypt, Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • 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. 

Courses that are available

Scholarships are offered for a variety of things, including:

  • short courses (2 weeks to 12 months in length); 
  • master’s programs (duration 12 to 24 months).

Our database of study programs contains a list of all courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship. Please use the criteria ‘OKP qualified – Yes’ to locate research.

Management and funding

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs developed and funds this 5-year initiative, which is administered by Nuffic.

Scholarship Worth of Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme

  1. The scholarship is a contribution toward the course or program expenses, and it covers the expenditures listed in Annex 1: Fixed Reimbursements. This only applies to the first academic year of master’s degree programs (in case of programmes that are longer than 1 year). The scholarship recipient is responsible for any additional expenses.
  2. Allowances and reimbursements are based on the number of days or months the scholarship holder spent in the course or program during the Orange Knowledge Program award term. The reimbursements are made in a manner determined by the Dutch institution (e.g. in cash, in kind, by bank transfer etc).
  3. The following are the set reimbursements for subsistence allowance, study materials, and, if applicable, e-learning facilities, as listed in Annex 1: The Dutch institution pays fixed reimbursements to or on behalf of the scholarship recipient. Nuffic distributes the remaining predetermined payments to the Dutch institution.

How to Apply for Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme

This website does not allow you to apply online. You must first choose a course, after which you must contact the educational institution that offers your course and inquire about how to apply for a scholarship.

Using the criteria ‘OKP qualified – Yes’, you may discover a list of courses and institutions that are connected to the Orange Knowledge Programme in our database of study programs. There are also contact information for the institutes.

Eligibility for application

You are not eligible to apply with us. You should get in touch with your Dutch educational institution. Each institution may have its own set of requirements.

Procedure for selection
The steps are as follows:

  • Individuals register with their Dutch educational institution
  • The Dutch educational institution nominates candidates and submits a grant application
  • Embassies verify eligibility and evaluate applications
  • Selection results are announced
  • Grants are given

More information on the different stages involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility requirements, may be obtained from the Dutch organization. In our directory of study programs, you may find contact information for Dutch institutions.

Application Deadline

A round of applications is scheduled to be available from September 27 through November 2, 2021, at 16.00 CET. This is a preliminary round that will not be finalized until it is published in the Government Gazette.

Please note that this round of applications is exclusively for Short Courses that begin on or after February 21, 2022, and conclude before August 31, 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nuffic Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 2022

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