Fully Funded Orange Knowledge Programme in Netherlands 2024 for Mid-Career Professionals
Apply for the Fully Funded Orange Knowledge Programme in the Netherlands for Mid-Career Professionals in 2024.
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development in society. It offers scholarships to mid-career professionals from specific countries. The programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides scholarships for the following:
- Short courses: Round 1 (duration: 2 weeks to 12 months) and Round 2 (duration: 2 weeks to 7 months)
- Master’s programmes: Duration of 12 to 24 months
Please note that the list of participating countries is subject to change and is yet to be updated. In previous rounds, the following countries were eligible for the OKP scholarship:
- Burkina Faso
- Congo (DRC)
- Palestinian Territories
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Applicants from Indonesia seeking master’s programmes should apply through the OKP-LPDP joint programme.
The Orange Knowledge Programme places increased emphasis on study programmes related to the following themes:
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
- Security and the Rule of Law
Qualified applications within these themes will be prioritized, although applications in other fields are still welcome.
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to motivated male and female professionals who:
- Are living and working in an OKP country
- Are proficient in English or French
- Work in one of the priority areas for their country
- Can demonstrate how they will use and transfer their knowledge and experience in their employing organization after completing their studies
- Agree to the obligations and conditions of the programme
English or French language skills are required to participate in classes in the Netherlands. The specific language skill requirements vary per educational institution.
Priority Themes per Country
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
Each country has its own focus areas within these themes. Please note that both the focus areas and the list of countries are subject to change. Only applications that fall within the focus area of the applicant’s country of employment are eligible.
The specific requirements for applications will be provided by the educational institution. As this scholarship is intended for working professionals, applications from students will not be considered. To apply for a course, you must demonstrate:
- That you work within the priority themes for your country, as mentioned above
- How the courses will strengthen both you and your organization
- How you will use your newly gained knowledge and experience in your organization after completing your studies
How to Apply
Follow these steps to apply for the Fully Funded Orange Knowledge Programme in the Netherlands for Mid-Career Professionals in 2024:
- Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country
- Ensure you meet the OKP eligibility criteria
- Find a course on the OKP course list by using the filter ‘Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)’
- Ask your employer if they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship
- Contact the Dutch educational institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, academic requirements, and the online application link
- Prepare your application, including an employer statement, motivation letter, passport, and government statement (if required)
- Submit your application online during the application round using the link provided by the Dutch educational institution. Be mindful of the application deadline set by your chosen educational institution
Application Deadlines for 2023
For courses starting after 1 February 2024, submit applications between 28 June and 5 September 16.00 CET during Round 2.
All courses must be completed before 31 August 2024, except for co-financed master’s programmes.
Deadlines per Institution
Please note that educational institutions may set shorter deadlines for applications. Consult your educational institution for exact deadlines.
The selection procedure is as follows:
- Candidates register with their Dutch educational institution
- The Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits the grant application
- Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
- Selection results become available for Dutch educational institutions
- Grants are awarded through Dutch educational institutions
Results of applications are announced 3 to 4 months after application. The Dutch educational institution through which you applied for the scholarship will contact you regarding the results of your application.
To apply, visit the Orange Knowledge Programme application page.