June 15, 2024

2024 Fully Funded Orange Knowledge Programme | Netherland

Application rounds are current open for the Government of Netherlands Orange Knowledge Programme 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

Orange Knowledge Programme 2024 | 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

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme 2024/2025, 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.

UPDATE: The Orange Knowledge Programme is now called the NL Scholarship


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