Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 2020 for study in Netherland (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: March 24th 2020

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

Nationals of which countries can apply? 

The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working in – the following countries:Afghanistan ▪ Albania ▪ Armenia ▪ Bangladesh ▪ Benin ▪ Bhutan ▪ Bolivia ▪ Burkina Faso ▪ Burundi ▪ Cambodia ▪ Colombia ▪ Congo (DRC) ▪ Cuba ▪ Egypt ▪ Ethiopia ▪ Georgia ▪ Ghana ▪ Guatemala ▪ Guinea ▪ Indonesia ▪ Jordan ▪ Kenya ▪ Lebanon ▪ Liberia ▪ Mali ▪ Mozambique ▪ Myanmar ▪ Nepal ▪ Nicaragua ▪ Niger ▪ Nigeria ▪ North Macedonia ▪ Pakistan ▪ Palestinian Territories ▪ Peru ▪ Philippines ▪ Rwanda ▪ Senegal ▪ Sierra Leone ▪ Somalia ▪ South Africa ▪ South Sudan ▪ Sri Lanka ▪ Sudan ▪ Suriname ▪ Tanzania ▪ Thailand ▪ Tunisia ▪ Uganda ▪ Vietnam ▪ Yemen ▪ Zambia ▪ Zimbabwe

OKP emphasise that these scholarships are also open for applicants from francophone countries.

Eligible Courses

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

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

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship are listed in Studyfinder. 

Selection Criteria

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. Grants awarded

The Dutch institution can give you more information on the various steps involved in the application and selection procedures, as well as the eligibility criteria.

How to Apply:

You cannot apply online on this website. You need to first select a course and then contact the education institution of your course and ask how to apply for the scholarship.

You can find a list of courses and institutions that are linked to the Orange Knowledge Programme in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.

Timeline:

The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:

  • 5 February-24 March (all short course and master’s programmes)
  • 13 May-30 June (all short course and master’s programme’s with a 12-month duration)
  • 2 September-13 October (short course only)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the NFP–Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) 2020

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