The Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship for International Students 2022/23 (fully funded) – Application for mid-career professionals in specific countries has started. See information on the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship Portal (www.studyinholland.nl/finances/orange-knowledge-programme), eligibility, values, selection criteria, deadlines, and how to apply for Orange Knowledge Programme in the Netherlands online via the application portal/website.
Please be informed that Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship 2022 Round 1 – for master’s and short courses is out and their application ends on 22 March. However, we have provided the requirements for all student categories on this page. The online application will take place on www.studyinholland.nl/finances/orange-knowledge-programme Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships portal.
Orange Knowledge Programme is short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months) scholarship to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working in – the following countries:
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.
This 5-year programme is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic. Follow the guidelines below to submit your application.
- 1 CHECK OUT THESE SCHOLARSHIPS
- 2 Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships Full Details
- 3 Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships Benefits
- 4 Eligibility Criteria for Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship for International Students 2022
- 5 How to Apply for Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship 2022/2023
- 6 When is the Orange Knowledge Programme 2022 Application Deadline?
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Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships Full Details
- Host Institution(s): Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programmes/courses.
- Level/Fields of study: Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months). All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.
- Target group: Mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the following countries: 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.
Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships Benefits
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living and costs such as:
- Tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc.
- You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.
Eligibility Criteria for Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship for International Students 2022
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living and costs such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.
You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the OKP to be eligible for a scholarship.
The criteria for scholarship applicants are as follows:
- The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national and/or local organizations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs. The scholarship applicant may not work for:
- a bilateral or multilateral organisation;
- a non-governmental organisation that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature and environmental protection, health or human rights.0F1
- The scholarship applicant is a professional who, in light of his/her (1) role, (2) multiple years of relevant work experience and (3) networks within a theme relevant to local development, is in a position or through his/her employer could be put in a position to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
- The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of and is resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list (see the document ‘Country List for Short courses and Masters – OKP’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp )
- The scholarship applicant holds a valid identity document.
- The scholarship applicant has been admitted to the course or programme for which he/she wishes an OKP scholarship.
- The scholarship applicant has provided a government statement with the scholarship application, if this is required by the local government (see the document government statement requirement’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp ).
- The scholarship applicant demonstrates that the requested co-funding percentage is available to fund the study.
- The employer of the scholarship applicant supports the scholarship application through a positive reference, declares that it will continue to pay the salary of the scholarship recipient during the programme and after his/her return will give the scholarship recipient an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
- With regard to eligible courses and programmes:
- The scholarship application is relevant to sustainable development in the country or region where the requesting party is located, and is relevant to the theme concerned. The scholarship application is in line with the Country Plan of Implementation or Country Focus for the country concerned. (see the document‘Country focus’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp For the Country Plan of Implementation check https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/institutional-collaboration-projects/ )
- The course/programme for which the scholarship applicant is applying for a scholarship is registered at www.studyfinder.nl (OKP-qualified ‘yes’). The course/programme for which the scholarship applicant is applying for a scholarship is full time, unless it is an e-learning course. The course/programme for which the scholarship applicant is applying for a scholarship is offered in English, French or Spanish.
- The course/programme for which the scholarship applicant wishes the OKP scholarship is a Master’s degree programme or short course that meets the
- requirements set out above.
The scholarship applicant must not receive more than one OKP scholarship for courses/programmes that take place at the same time. If the scholarship applicant submits two or more scholarship applications for courses/programmes that take place at the same
- The scholarship application that was first registered in the scholarship application system will be processed;
- The other scholarship application(s) will be declared not eligible.
How to Apply for Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship 2022/2023
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. If you are certain that you are eligible for an OKP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
Follow these steps to apply:
- First find a course or master’s programme that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find the eligible courses in our study programme database www.studyfinder.nl, specifying in the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.
- Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information
a. the course content;
b. the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution);
c. the scholarship application and selection procedures;
d. the online application form and the required application documents.
- Prepare your application and the supporting documents1F2.
- Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For any questions on the application or selection procedure please contact the Dutch
The Dutch institution can nominate your application for an OKP scholarship if your application
meets the OKP eligibility criteria. The selection procedure is as follows:
- The Dutch institution submits a grant request to Nuffic requesting funding for eligiblescholarship applications.
- The applicable Netherlands Embassy will check the individual applications on their eligibility and will assess the applications based on the eligibility criteria and the Embassy country focus area(s).
- Only eligible applications will be taken in to further consideration. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.
- The selection will be determined by the available deadline budget, the number of applicants and the quality and suitability of the applications.
- Candidates whom have been nominated will be informed of the outcome of the selection by the Dutch institution.
When is the Orange Knowledge Programme 2022 Application Deadline?
- Applications are now open.
- Round 1 – for master’s and short courses
- Accepting applications between 2 February – 22 March 16.00 CET.
- Both master’s and short courses should start between 25 July and 21 November 2022.
- Round 2 – for short courses
- Accepting applications between 11 May – 28 June 16.00 CET.
- Courses should start between 21 November 2022 and 20 February 2023.
- Round 3 – for short courses
- Accepting applications between 31 August – 11 October 16.00 CET.
- Courses should start from 20 February 2023 onward and must be completed before 31 August 2023.
Please note that educational institutions may set a shorter deadline for application. Please consult your educational institution for the exact deadlines.
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