Fully Funded short course Scholarships Tenable in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for 22/2023 | Study In Netherlands

Fully Funded short course Scholarships Tenable  in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for 22/2023 | Study In Netherlands

Netherlands fully funded short course scholarships

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.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has an open round of fully funded short course scholarships for professionals in the fields of Energy (renewable energy), Agriculture (food and nutrition security), Media (journalism) and Security and rule of law.

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs available for a selection of:

·   short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);

·   master's programmes (duration 12 to 24 months).

Interested candidates on this lists country below are highly encouraged to apply on this scholarship:

You may be eligible for an OKP scholarship if you are a national of and working in:

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


A limited number of scholarships is awarded to female and male professionals who are:


·living and working in an OKP country;

·proficient in English or French;

·working in one of the priority areas for their country;

·can motivate using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after their studies;


Other requirements

The education institution will inform you on the requirements needed for your application. As this scholarship is for working professionals, applications from students will not be taken into consideration. In order to apply for one of the courses you must motivate:

·that you work within the priority themes for your country as mentioned above;

·how the courses will strengthen both you and the organisation you work for;

·how you will use your newly gained knowledge and experience in your organisation after your study.


For more informations on the general eligibility criteria please read here..

List of documents to be submitted

            i.         Certified true copies of relevant certificates, transcripts;

          ii.         Certified copy of passport bio-data page;

        iii.         Employer statement;

        iv.         Government statement (for civil servants);

          v.         Motivation letter; and

        vi.         Certificate of English or French languages proficiency


How to apply

You cannot apply online on this website. Please follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of your choice.

Ø  Check if your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country.

Ø  Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria.

Ø  Find a course on the OKP course list

Ø  Ask your employer whether they are willing to nominate you for an OKP scholarship.

Ø  Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements and the link to apply online.

Ø  Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required).

Ø  During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline of the educational institution of your choice.


Government statement

If you are a civil servant, it might be necessary to sign a government statement. This certifies the support of your government for your OKP application.

Deadlines of application rounds

You can only apply for a scholarship during an open application round.

The following rounds are expected for 2022:

Round 3 - for short courses

  1. Accepting applications between 31 August – 11 October 16.00 CET; and
  2. Courses starts from 20th February, 2023 onward and must be completed before 31st August, 2023.



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