Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (OKP) | Study In Holland

Have you heard of the Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme? If no then you need to read below the write to guide you what the Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme is all about and also to direct you on how you can apply for this scholarship programme.

Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme

The Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly known as Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP)) is financed by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs under its Development Cooperation budget. The OKP target group candidates are mid-career professionals who are nominated by their employers.

Aim Of The Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (OKP)

The OKP 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.

Each embassy has its own focus area to support the development goals of the Netherlands in each OKP country. The overall objective is to spend 35% of the budget on grants and study programs in the priority areas of:
•Food security
•Water
•Sexual and reproductive health 
•Rights and safety
•Rule of law. 

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Requirements

  • Applicants first have to gain unconditional admission to an eligible TU/e master’s program. The admission procedure for TU/e Master programs takes approximately 6 weeks. 
  • Candidates starting the application procedure for admission to a TU/e Master’s program after 1 Februar are not assessed in time for the OKP deadline of 1 April, thus are not eligible for an OKP scholarship. 
  • Candidates who are not admitted to a TU/e master’s program should not use the online registration form. 

Worth of Award

  • The OKP scholarship is meant as a contribution towards the cost of living, international travel, tuition fee, visas, health insurance and thesis research.
  • Scholarships are granted for the duration of the Master’s program.

Eligible students

  • Applicants must be professionals and nationals of one of the 51 selected countries (see ‘Eligible countries’).  
  • must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement; 
  • must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development; 
  • must have an official passport which is valid for at least 3 more months when applying for a fellowship; 
  • must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time; 
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable). 
  • Applicants must have sufficient mastery of the English language.  

How to Apply:

  • Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship.
  • When you are certain that you are eligible for a KOP NFP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
  • It is important to read thoroughly about the application process on the Program Webpage before applying.

Application Deadlines

The candidate application rounds for individual scholarships are:

  • Round 2: 13 May-30 June (for masters starting between 24 November – 27 July 2021 and short courses starting between 24 November – 22 February 2021)
  • Round 3: 2 September-13 October (only for short courses starting between 23 February – 27 July 2021)

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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