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Holland Scholarship: 2022 Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) to Study in The Netherlands

Holland Scholarship: The application for the 2022 Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) to Study in The Netherlands is here again. Here is an opportunity to further your academic pursuit in Holland.

The Orange Knowledge Programme fellowship is designed to supplement the salary you should continue to receive while studying in the Netherlands.

This content provides full information about the Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme and full instructions about the application.

About the Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme, a new phase of the Netherlands Fellowship, aims to advance the development of capacity and knowledge in higher and vocational education for both individuals and institutions.


On July 1, 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new program known as the Kennisontwikkelings programme (KOP), or Orange Knowledge Programme in English (OKP).


KOP aims to advance the capacity, knowledge, and quality development of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

Brief Programme Details

Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Foreign

Host Country: Holland

Award Value: Fully Funded

Application Opens: 31 August 2022

Application Deadline: 11 October 2022


Full Award Value and Benefits of Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a fully funded scholarship programme that satisfies the following:

  • Fully Funded Tuition Fees
  • Cost of Living/Accommodation
  • Visas
  • Travel Allowance
  • Insurance
  • Thesis research allowance
  • Monthly Stipends

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Orange Knowledge Scholarship Requirements:

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • motivated;
  • living and working in an OKP country;
  • proficient in English or French;
  • working in one of the priority areas for their country;
  • can motivate using and transfer their knowledge and experience in their employing organization after their studies;
  • agreeing to the OKP obligations and conditions (133.9 kB).

OKP Eligible Countries

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, and Zambia.


Additional Requirements

Employer Statement

You need an employer statement that is signed by you and your employer. It shows us that your employer supports your application. And that you can share the knowledge and experience you gained in the Netherlands once you return to your country. This is required because the OKP is focused on strengthening organizations by strengthening people.

Government Statement

If you are a civil servant, it might be necessary to sign a government statement. This certifies the support of your government for your OKP application.

Please check whether your local government requires a government statement:
Government statement requirements

Other Requirements

The education institution will inform you of the requirements needed for your application. As this scholarship is for working professionals, applications from students will not be taken into consideration. In order to apply for one of the courses you must motivate:

  • that you work within the priority themes for your country as mentioned above;
  • how the courses will strengthen both you and the organization you work for;
  • how you will use your newly gained knowledge and experience in your organization after your study.

Selection Modality and Procedures

Below is the modality and procedure to be followed for the selection:

  1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
    2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
    3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
    4. Selection results available for Dutch education institutions
    5. Grants awarded through Dutch education institutions

Results of applications are announced 3 to 4 months after application. The Dutch education institution through which you applied for the scholarship will contact you on the results of your application

How to Apply

  • Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements, and the link to apply online.
  • Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, 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 of the educational institution of your choice.

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