Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands (NL) Scholarships 2024.

March 13, 2024

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Bursary Description

Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands (NL) Scholarships.

Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands (NL) Scholarships.

Scholarship Description:

Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands (NL) Scholarships 2024. is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Masters, Short Training level programm(s) in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Security and the Rule of Law, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Water Management taught at Netherlands Universities . The deadline of the scholarship is 31 Dec 2024.

Degree Level:

Orange Knowledge Programme Netherlands (NL) Scholarships 2024. is available to undertake Masters, Short Training level programs at Netherlands Universities.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Security and the Rule of Law
  • Food and Nutrition Sciences
  • Water Management

Scholarship Benefits:

The Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships are¬†fully funded. This means that recipients of the scholarship will receive comprehensive financial support to cover various aspects of their educational expenses, including tuition fees, living costs, and additional allowances. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to providing a robust funding package to facilitate the academic pursuits of individuals selected for the Orange Knowledge Programme, ensuring that financial barriers are minimized, and candidates can fully engage in their chosen short courses or master’s programmes.

Eligible Nationalities:

Kindly be aware that the list of participating countries for OKP scholarships is subject to change and is awaiting updates. In prior rounds, individuals were eligible for an OKP scholarship if they were nationals of and working in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Colombia
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

However, due to current circumstances, Sudan and Uganda will not be part of the OKP scholarships application rounds in 2024. Be sure to stay updated for any further adjustments to the list of participating countries.

About the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Scholarship

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) presents scholarships generously funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, catering to a diverse range of educational opportunities, including:

    • Short Courses:

    Round 1: Duration ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months.

    Round 2: Duration spanning from 2 weeks to 7 months.

      • Master’s Programmes:

      Duration extending from 12 to 24 months.

      Eligibility Criteria:

      A limited number of scholarships is available for motivated female and male professionals meeting the following criteria:

      • Reside and work in an OKP country
      • Proficient in English or French
      • Engage in work related to one of the priority areas specified for their country
      • Demonstrate the ability to apply and transfer gained knowledge and experience within their employing organization post-studies
      • Agree to adhere to the latest Obligations and conditions

      For additional details regarding general eligibility criteria, refer to the OKP information for applicants.

      Language Proficiency

      Proficiency in English or French is essential for participating in classes in the Netherlands. Specific requirements for language proficiency certificates vary among education institutions.

      Priority Themes per Country

      The primary focus areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme encompass:

      • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
      • Security and rule of law
      • Food and nutrition security
      • Water management

      Country-specific focus areas are subject to change. Ensure that your application aligns with the focus area of your country of employment.

      To verify if your field of experience is eligible for funding, consult the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB).

      Employer and Government Statements

      Applicants must provide an employer statement, signed by both the applicant and employer, demonstrating support for the application and commitment to sharing gained knowledge and experience upon return. Civil servants may need to submit a government statement to certify government support for the OKP application.

      Check your local government’s requirements for a government statement through the provided link: Government statement requirements.

      Other Requirements

      The education institution will provide information on specific requirements for your application. Since this scholarship targets working professionals, applications from students will not be considered. In your application, highlight:

      • Your alignment with the priority themes for your country
      • How the courses will strengthen you and your organization
      • How you plan to apply your newly gained knowledge and experience within your organization post-study.

      Application Procedure:

      Online applications are not accepted on this website. Instead, follow the steps below to apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

      1. Check if your application aligns with the OKP focus areas specified for your country.
      2. Verify if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.
      3. Explore courses on the OKP course list; use the filter ‘Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)‘ to find a suitable study.
      4. Inquire with your employer about their willingness to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.
      5. Contact your preferred Dutch education institution to obtain detailed information about the application procedure, academic requirements, and the link for online application.
      6. Prepare your application, including an employer statement, motivation, passport, and a government statement if required.
      7. Submit your application online during an open application round, using the link provided by the Dutch education institution. Be mindful of the application deadline set by your chosen educational institution.

      Application Round Deadlines

      Scholarship applications can only be submitted during an open application round.

      Upcoming Application Round

      The Orange Knowledge Programme is scheduled to conclude on December 31, 2024. Consequently, there will be no application rounds in 2024.

      Institution-Specific Deadlines

      Be aware that educational institutions may impose shorter deadlines for applications. Consult your educational institution for precise deadline details.

      Selection Procedure

      The selection process unfolds as follows:

      1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution.
      2. The Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits the grant application.
      3. Embassies assess applications and verify eligibility.
      4. Selection results become available to Dutch education institutions.
      5. Grants are awarded through Dutch education institutions.

      Results and Assistance

      Application results are typically announced 3 to 4 months after submission. The Dutch education institution you applied through will contact you with the outcome of your application.