Orange Knowledge Programme OKP in the Netherlands UPdate 2024

The OKP Scholarship is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It helps people from certain countries study.

These countries are listed in full at the ending part of this article.


Scholarship Overview:

The Orange Knowledge Programme helps people and groups get better at higher education and job training. It also helps with other important things in certain countries.

●Short courses (2 weeks to 12 months; 2 weeks to 7 months in different rounds)


●Master’s programs (12 to 24 months

●Sponsor:Government of the Netherlands

●Masters/Short Courses


●Deadline: March 30/September 5, 2023 (every year)

●Study in: Netherlands

Host Schools:
●Dutch universities offering OKP-approved programs.

What You Can Study:

●You can get money to study short courses (lasts 2 weeks to 12 months) or master’s degrees (lasts 12 – 24 months).

Look for approved courses on Studyfinder by choosing ‘OKP qualified

Top Areas:

●It focuses on things like health, safety, food, and water. Each country has specific things they focus on.
Who Can Apply:
●People from countries like Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, etc., can apply if they work there.

What You Get:

●The scholarship adds to your salary during the scholarship. It helps pay for living, school fees, visa, travel, and insurance. If it’s not enough, you pay the rest.

Who Can Apply:

●Check the full rules here.

How to Apply:

Applications are closed. The program ends on December 31, 2024. Make sure your boss agrees to help you.

Apply to a Dutch school with the course you want. Ask the school for help with applying.

Deadlines differ for each course and school.

Here’s a breakdown of how to apply:

●Make sure your field fits the OKP focus.

●Check if you meet the rules.

●Find a course on the OKP list.

●Get your employer’s approval.

●Ask your chosen Dutch school how to apply.

●Get your documents ready.

●Apply online by the school’s deadline
Application Rounds (2023):
●Round 1: February 8 – March 30, 2022, 16.00 CET (for courses between July 24, 2023, and January 31, 2024)

●Round 2: June 28 – September 5, 16.00 CET (for courses starting February 1, 2024)

All courses must be finished by August 31, 2024.

Read the rules and visit the official website for more details.


The countries eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship include Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, and Ghana.

Also, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria — Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia.

Finally, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Yemen.


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