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Orange Knowledge Program 2020 for Students, Netherlands

The Orange Knowledge Program aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. This scholarship 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 program countries.

Orange Knowledge Program

About the Award

On 1 July 2017, the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new program under the name Kennisontwikkelings programma (KOP), in English, Orange Knowledge Program (OKP). KOP aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.

Host Institution(s)

Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programs/courses.

Field(s) of study

Scholarships are available for a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programs (duration 12 – 24 months).

All courses that are eligible for an Orange Knowledge Program scholarship for this application round are listed in Studyfinder. Please search in Studyfinder, using the filter ‘OKP qualified – Yes’. You can also find contact details of the institutions there.

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Scholarship Type

Fellowship, Masters, Short Courses/Training

Host Country

The Netherlands

Host Institution(s)

Dutch Universities that offer OKP qualified programs/courses.

Eligible Countries

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

Scholarship Worth

An Orange Knowledge Program 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, visas, travel, insurance, etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself. This 5-year program is initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.

Eligibility

  • One must be a professional and a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Country list valid at the time of application;
  • One must have a current employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the formal must be endorsed in the statement;
  • One must not be employed by an organization which can be expected to have their funds for staff development, e.g.: a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft) a large national and/or a large commercial organization; a bilateral donor organization (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid); a multilateral donor organization (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB); an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • One must have a current employer’s statement which complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments, which are included in the format, must be endorsed in the statement;
  • One must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
  • One must have an official passport valid at least three months after the submission date of the registration form by the candidate

Selection Criteria

The fellowships 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 organization.

Scholarship Deadline

24 Mar/30 June/13 Oct

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  • Round 1: closed
  • Round 2: 13 May-30 June (all short course and master’s programs with a 12-month duration)
  • Round 3: 2 September-13 October (short course only)

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

Official Website  https://www.studyinholland.nl/study/scholarships/highlighted-scholarships/orange-knowledge-programme

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