Orange Knowledge Programme 2024 (Application Process)

Orange Knowledge Program
Orange Knowledge Program

The Netherlands is a great place to start your study trip. Great news! You can now send in your application for the Orange Knowledge Programme. We will talk in depth about this scholarship, its benefits, and the step-by-step process for applying in this piece.

The Orange Knowledge Programme 2024–2025 is a scholarship for foreign students that pays for everything. This scholarship can be used for master’s programmes and short courses at a number of Dutch schools.

People and organisations can improve their skills, knowledge, and performance through the Orange Knowledge Programme. This is aimed at higher education, vocational education, and other areas related to the programme countries’ main theme.

Since July 1, 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) have been going through a new phase. They are now called the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). It was started by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has all the money it needs.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters / Short Courses
  • Institution(s):  Various Institutes in the Netherlands (Studyfinder)
  • Study in: Netherlands
  • Courses Offered:
    –All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder.
    –Please note that there are focus areas for each country, which are taken into consideration when scholarship applications are nominated and assessed. Applications that fall within the focus areas for a specific country are given priority: Country focus document Orange Knowledge Program.
  • Program Period:
    –Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months).
    –Master’s programmers (duration 12 – 24 months)
  • Deadline: Round 1: (8 February – March 30 ) / Round 2 : (June 28 – September 05)
    • Note: The Orange Knowledge Programme is planned to end on 31 December 2024. As a result, there will be no application rounds in 2024.

Scholarship Coverage

The Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships are fully funded.

Eligibility Criteria for the Orange Knowledge Programme

To be eligible for The Orange Knowledge Programme, these points should be considered:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: 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 ).
  • The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national or local organizations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, the private sector, commissions, or NGOs.
  • The scholarship applicant may not work for a bilateral or multilateral organization, a non-governmental organization that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature, and environmental protection, health, or human rights.
  • 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 a valid identity document.
  • The scholarship applicant has been admitted to the course or program 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).
  • 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 program, and after his/her return will allow the scholarship recipient to apply what he/she has learned in practice.

How to Apply for The Orange Knowledge Programme?

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Please follow the following steps to apply for this scholarship:

  1. Find a course or master’s Program that is eligible for the scholarship. You can find the eligible courses in the study Program database, specifying in the search criteria: ‘OKP qualified: Yes’.
  2. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on:
    • the course content.
    • the scholarship application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution).
    • the scholarship application and selection procedures.
    • the online application form and the required application documents.
  3. Prepare your application and the supporting documents
    With your online application, you will be asked to upload:
    • A valid passport copy.
    • A current statement from your employer, depending on your country of employment.
    • A government statement.
  4. Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course.


To learn more about The Orange Knowledge Programme, please visit the official website:

Official Website

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