Study in Netherlands: Orange Knowledge Programme 2023 | Application Update

Application rounds are current open for the Government of Netherlands Orange Knowledge Programme 2023/2024 to study in Netherlands. Those wishing to pursue a short course or masters studies in the Netherlands have the opportunity of getting full funding through the Orange Knowledge Programme.

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.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs / managed by Nuffic.

Host Institution(s): Institutions in Netherlands

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarships

Study level: Postgraduate

Number of Awards: Several

Nationality: International Students


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Orange Knowledge Programme 2023 | Eligibility Criteria

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

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, 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 and Zimbabwe.

Selection Criteria

The procedure is as follows:

  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 published
  5. Grants awarded


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme 2023, you need to first select a course and then contact the education 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 – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.

Application Deadlines:

The Orange Knowledge Programme is in three application rounds:

  • Round 1: submit applications between 8 February – 30 March 16.00 CET for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024..
  • Round 2: submit applications between 28 June – 5 September 16.00 CET for courses starting after 1 February 2024.

Visit the Official Webpage for Further Details 


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    And also want to be updated incase of any relevant information

  2. I am Gabriel Nyago from South Sudan I wish to apply for fully funded scholarship.
    But the question is how will I intend to get the form and all the eligible procedure to be an eligible candidate.?????

  3. I am Grace Trevor Zulu from southern africa Zambia to be precise.
    I wish to apply for orange knowledge scholarship program

    Thank you

  4. Hello am Ali from Kenya. When can we expect full updates on the orange knowledge programme for 2022-2023. All the rounds I will really appreciate. Thanks

  5. My name is Nathan ISIRABAHENDA , I’m a citizen of RWANDA . I wish to apply for the Orange Knowledge Scholarship program, I will like more update if possible. Thank you so much

  6. My name is Moses Adeleke, a citizen of Nigeria. I wish to apply for the Orange Knowledge Scholarship Program, I will like more update on this as soon as possible.

    Thank You

      • My name is Chukwudoziem Onyinye, a Nigerian citizen. I wish to apply for Orange Knowledge Scholarship Program. Please I need more updates as soon as possible


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