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Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarships by the Netherlands Government

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations both in the field of higher and vocational education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the programme countries.


-One of the instruments offered by the Orange Knowledge Programme are the individual scholarships, which are open to mid-career professionals who are nationals of -and living and working in the given countries (Check the official website)

-This 5-year programme is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.

-Scholarships are available for a selection of:

-Short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);

-Master’s programmes (duration 12 – 24 months).


Check the official website for details about the eligibilities.

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


-There are 3 application rounds for individual scholarships in 2018. These open on 1 February, 7 June, and 6 September respectively.

-Application deadlines vary per institution. After selecting a course, you need to contact the Dutch institution directly for more information about the application deadline.

-The procedure is as follows:

  • Candidates register
  • Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits a grant application
  • Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  • Selection results published
  • Grants awarded

The next application round will open on the 7th of February – be ready!

Find more detailed information and other useful link on the official website

Application Process