OKP Netherlands Government Scholarship 2021 for International Students:

International students from all over the world are invited to apply for this massive scholarship opportunity. This fully-funded scholarship known as the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), provided by the Netherlands Government is made available for international students to pursue a Master’s degree or short course from top universities in The Netherlands. Scholarships for Master’s degree programs are expected to last between 12 and 24 months while short courses, between 2 weeks and 12 months.

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. The Orange Knowledge Programme seeks to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to priority themes in the OKP partner countries.

The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the scholarship period. The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living and costs such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.

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, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, 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.

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  • Full Tuition Fee waiver.
  • Visa Cost.
  • Travel Cost.
  • Insurance.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have some work experience.
  • Applicants must be nationals of the eligible countries above.
  • Candidates must hold a valid identity document.
  • Applicants must be admitted to the course or program for which they seek an OKP scholarship.
  • Download the okp-information-for-applicants for more information.

Application Deadlines:

  • 3 February 2021 to 24 March 2021 (all Short course and master’s programs).
  • 12 May 2021 to 29 June 2021 (all short course and master’s programs with a 12-month duration)
  • 1 September 2021 to 12 October 2021 (short course only).

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Application Process:

Interested applicants are directed to first select a program/course and contact their preferred educational institution about how to apply for the scholarship. Below is the official link for more information:

Official Link


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