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Netherlands Government Scholarship For International Students 2020-2021 (Fully Funded)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.




Which courses are available?

Scholarships are available for a selection of:


  • short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);

  • master's programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).


All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter 'OKP qualified - Yes'.


How can you apply?

You need to select a course and then contact the educational institution of your course and ask how to apply for the scholarship.


You can find a list of courses and institutions that are linked to the Orange Knowledge Programme in Studyfinder, using the filter 'OKP qualified -


For more information on the general eligibility criteria please read:


OKP information for applicants(165 kB)


Please note that there are focus areas for each country. Only applications that fall within the focus area of your country of employment are eligible.


Country focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (220 KB)


Please check the obligations and conditions before you apply:


Obligations for scholarship holders Orange Knowledge Programme


Please check whether your local government requires a government statement:


Government statement requirements - Orange Knowledge Programme


What are the deadlines?

The 3 candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:


  • 5 February-24 March (all short course and master’s programmes)

  • 13 May-30 June (all short course and master’s programme’s with a 12-month duration)

  • 2 September-13 October (short course only)

What is the selection procedure?

The procedure is as follows:


  • Candidates register with their Dutch education institution

  • Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application

  • Embassies check eligibility and assess applications

  • Selection results published

  • Grants awarded


Nationals of which countries can apply?

The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of - and living and working in - the following countries:


Afghanistan ▪ Albania ▪ Armenia ▪ Bangladesh ▪ Benin ▪ Bhutan ▪ Bolivia ▪ Burkina Faso ▪ Burundi ▪ Cambodia ▪ Colombia ▪ Congo (DRC) ▪ Cuba ▪ Egypt ▪ Ethiopia ▪ Georgia ▪ Ghana ▪ Guatemala ▪ Guinea ▪ Indonesia ▪ Jordan ▪ Kenya ▪ Lebanon ▪ Liberia ▪ Mali ▪ Mozambique ▪ Myanmar ▪ Nepal ▪ Nicaragua ▪ Niger ▪ Nigeria ▪ North Macedonia ▪ Pakistan ▪ Palestinian Territories ▪ Peru ▪ Philippines ▪ Rwanda ▪ Senegal ▪ Sierra Leone ▪ Somalia ▪ South Africa ▪ South Sudan ▪ Sri Lanka ▪ Sudan ▪ Suriname ▪ Tanzania ▪ Thailand ▪ Tunisia ▪ Uganda ▪ Vietnam ▪ Yemen ▪ Zambia ▪ Zimbabwe


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