The Orange Knowledge Program aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the program countries.
Brief description of the Orange Knowledge Programme
Host Institutions: Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programs/courses.
Scholarship Location: Netherlands
Course Level: Masters/Short Courses
Eligible Countries: Check Below
Worth of Awards: Check Below
Application Deadline: 23 Mar/21 Jun 2021 (annual)
Level/Field(s) of study:
Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (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 the contact details of the institutions there.
Mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the following countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, 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.
Worth of Awards/inclusions
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 will find the eligibility criteria at this link.
Method of Application for the Orange Knowledge Program
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.
You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice. Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the OKP qualified course of your choice for application procedures. 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. Deadline varies depending on the course and the University.
The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:
• Round 1: 3 February-23 March 2021 (for courses starting between 26 July and 21 November 2021)
• Round 2: 12 May-29 June 2021 (for Short Courses starting between 22 November 2021 and 20 February 2022)
• Round 3: 1 September-12 October 2021 (for Short Courses starting on or after 21 February 2022 and ending before 31 August 2022
It is important to read the OKP information for applicants and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
For more information, visit the Official Scholarship Website:
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