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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government of Holland/Netherlands fully funded scholarships  Programme for  2022/2023

Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of: 

short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months); 
master's programmes (duration 12 to 24 months). Countries

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:
 living and working in an OKP country; 
proficient in English or French;
 working in one of the priority areas for their country; 
can motivate using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after their studies;

You need English or French language skills to follow classes in the Netherlands. Demands for certificates showing language skills differ per education institution.
The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are; 
sexual and reproductive health and rights 
security and rule of law 
food and nutrition security 
water management 
There are focus areas for each country. Please note that these focus areas, as well as the list of countries is subject to change. Only applications that fall within the focus area of your country of employment are eligible.

How to apply 

You cannot apply online on this website. Please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice. 
Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.
 Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria. 
Find a course on the OKP course list. Please find a study, using the filter 'Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)'. 
Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship. 
Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements and the link to apply online. 
Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required). During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. 
Please be aware of the application deadline of the educational institution of your choice

Results of applications are announced 3 to 4 months after application. The Dutch education institution through which you applied for the scholarship will contact you on the results of your application. 

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