The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the programme countries.Â Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and masterâ€™s programmes (duration 12 â€“ 24 months).
All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search inÂ Studyfinder, using the filter â€˜OKP qualified â€“ Yesâ€™. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.
Â Mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the followingÂ countries.
A OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue toÂ receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contributionÂ towards your costs of living such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. If applicable,Â the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costsÂ and the OKP scholarship amount.
â€¢ One must be a professional and a national of, and working and living in one ofÂ the countries on the OKP Country list valid at the time of application;
â€¢ One must have a current employerâ€™s statement that complies with the formatÂ Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments thatÂ are included in the formal must be endorsed in the statement;
â€¢Â One must not be employed by an organisation which can be expected to haveÂ their own funds for staff development, e.g.: a multinational corporation (e.g.Â Shell, Unilever, Microsoft) a large national and/or a large commercialÂ organisation; a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida,Â Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid); a multilateralÂ donor organisation (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, AsianÂ Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB); an international NGOÂ (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
â€¢Â One must have a current employerâ€™s statement which complies with the NufficÂ format. All information must be provided and all commitments, which areÂ included in the Nuffic format, must be endorsed in the statement;
â€¢Â One must have a government statement that meets the requirements of theÂ country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
â€¢Â One must have an official passport valid at least three months after theÂ submission date of the registration form by the candidate.
Method of Application:
There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships in 2019. The next application round will open on 7 February. Provisional opening for other application rounds will be 6 June 2019 and 5 September 2019.
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and checkÂ whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.Â You need to apply directly with a Dutch higher education institution of your choice.Â Contact the Dutch higher education institution which offers the OKP qualified course of your choice forÂ application procedures.Â DeadlineÂ varies depending on the course and the University.Â Â
It is important to read theÂ OKP information for applicantsÂ and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website:Â https://www.studyinholland.nl/study/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â varies
Study in:Â Netherlands
Course starts 2019/2020