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Orange Knowledge Programme in The Netherlands

About this scholarship

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).


You may be eligible for an OKP 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.

Applicants for master’s programmes from Indonesia should apply through the OKP-LPDP joint programme.

Focus countries
For the Short Course application round between 31 August – 11 October additional funding is allocated for the focus countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan provided that we receive enough qualified and eligible applications. Please note that this round is only open for Short Courses and not for applications for Master scholarhips.

Focus theme
The application round between 31 August – 11 October has an increased focus on study programmes related to the themes of:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Security and the Rule of Law

Qualified applications within these themes will be prioritised, but applications in other fields are still welcome. Please check whether your study programme aligns the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB) for your country.


A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • motivated;
  • 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;
  • agreeing to the Obligations and conditions.

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See also

Fulbright Foreign Student Program, Worldwide

UAL International Postgraduate £50,000 Scholarship and accommodation award

DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses

Tongarewa Scholarship

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

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