Netherlands Government Scholarships | Orange Knowledge Program

The Orange Knowledge Program Varies
Netherlands Full Time
Master's, Short Courses Onsite

The Orange Knowledge Program seeks to support society’s inclusive and sustainable growth. Professionals in their mid-career from particular nations are eligible for its scholarships. Scholarships from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs are available through the Orange Knowledge Program for various short courses (duration: 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration: 12 to 24 months).

Available Subjects

  • Health
  • Security
  • Law and Governance

Degree Level

Fully Funded Netherlands Government Scholarships 2023 is available to undertake Short Training level programs, Masters, at Netherlands Universities.

Eligible Nationalities

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
  • Zambia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Motivated
  • Having a home and a job in an OKP nation
  • Fluent in either English or French
  • Working in one of the priority areas of their country
  • Can inspire others to use and share their knowledge and expertise in their work organization after finishing their studies
  • Accepting the Conditions and Obligations

How to Apply for Netherlands Government Scholarships

You cannot apply online on this website. Please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

Netherlands Government Scholarships
  • Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country
  • Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria
  • Find a course on the OKP course list. Please find a study using the ‘Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)’ filter
  • Ask your employer whether they will nominate you for an OKP scholarship
  • Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice for more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements, and the link to apply online
  • Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, and government statement (if required)
  • During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline for the educational institution of your choice

Please be aware that some institutions of higher learning may set a shorter application deadline. For exact deadlines, please get in touch with your educational institution.

Host Institution(s):

Netherlands Universities


Health, Security, law and governance

Basic Eligibility:

Living and working in an OKP country

Teaching Language:

English, French

Who Can Apply?

Anyone from mentioned country

Duration of the Funding:


Application Deadline:


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