Orange Knowledge Scholarship (OKP) for Masters and Short courses in Netherland

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for applications from interested applicants to its Orange Knowledge scholarship Programme (OKP) for the 2021/2022 Master and short courses.

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Its aim is to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to priority themes in the OKP partner countries.


  • short courses (2-12 weeks months);
  • master’s programmes (12-24 months).


The OKP scholarship program includes:

  • tuition fees
  • visa,
  • travel costs of living and
  • insurance etc


The following eligibility criteria are required applicant

  • must holds the nationality of and is a resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list.
  • works for one of the following types of national and/or local organizations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs.
  • has been admitted to the course or programme for which he/she wishes an OKP scholarship
  • applicant holds a valid identity document.

Additionally, the course for which the scholarship applicant is applying for a scholarship is full time, unless it is an e-learning course.

  • offered in English, French or Spanish.
  • Master’s degree programme or short course that meets the requirements set out above.
  • relevant to sustainable development in the country or region where the requesting party is located, and is relevant to the theme concerned.
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Application Process

  • First, find a course or master’s program that is eligible for the scholarship.
  • Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on:

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.

  • Prepare the application and the supporting documents1F
  • Submit the online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.

Find the eligible courses in OKP study programme database here

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information, visit the official site .

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