Netherlands Government Scholarship 2023 | Orange Knowledge Program | Fully Funded

Netherlands Government Scholarship

Applications are open for the Netherlands Government Scholarship 2023. The Netherlands government is providing a free chance to study there. This fully-funded scholarship program is named Orange Knowledge Program and aims to gather intellectual students worldwide to enable development. The scholarships are open for short courses on urban management or development and master’s degree programs.

The Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) scholarship in the Netherlands provides a unique opportunity for individuals from developing countries to enhance their skills and knowledge in various fields. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, and travel expenses for selected participants to receive high-quality training and education in the Netherlands. This program aims to promote sustainable development and strengthen the capacity in the least developed and lower to middle-developing countries.

The OKP scholarship will enhance your skills and give you visible personal and professional growth. Scholarships in Europe are available to professionals working in (urban) development from 52 countries offered by Nuffic. The scholarship is completely funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and aims to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development by providing access to education and training to professionals and organizations. The duration of the Netherland government scholarship OKP for short courses is 3 weeks to 3 months, while the duration for master’s program is 12 months to 24 months.

The Netherlands Government Scholarship prioritizes applications related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Security and the Rule of Law, but other fields are still accepted. This program aims to enhance skills and knowledge in developing countries through high-quality education and training in the Netherlands for mid-career professionals. Therefore, if you meet the criteria, apply for this master’s scholarship to study in Netherlands.


Fields offered for Orange Knowledge Program:

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • International Justice
  • Climate & Environment
  • Management and accounting
  • Engineering
  • General programs
  • Private Sector Development
  • Health care
  • Social service and care services
  • Security and Rule of Law
  • Hotel, catering, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Communication and arts
  • Teaching
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Public administration, public order and safety
  • Law
  • Natural sciences
  • Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science

You can check further details about the programmes here.


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  • Country: Netherlands
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia , Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Deadline: March 30, 2023
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Are you also interested in applying for the Netherlands scholarships? Opportunities circle encourages eligible students to apply. However, you must check the criteria and requirements as European scholarships are highly competitive. Eligibility criteria and requirements are stated below.

    Eligibility Criteria for the Netherlands Government Scholarship 2023:

    • If you are in mid of your career, you can apply for this scholarship program.
    • Applicants must have relevant work experience or field of interest.
    • Applicants should belong to the eligible OKP countries.
    • Applicants must have the required documents at the time of application.
    • To get the OKP scholarship, one must be enrolled in the course or program they want a scholarship for.
    • Applicants must be nationals of the eligible countries.
    • Applicants must commit to returning to their country or work after completing the OKP scholarship.
    • Check the application requirements and eligibility criteria for your desired university, as the conditions may differ.
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    Benefits :

    The Orange Knowledge Programme is an excellent scholarship for international students. Students concerned about financial coverage and benefits need not to worry. Below are the details about financial coverage and benefits offered by these scholarships in Europe.

    Netherlands Government Scholarship 2023 Benefits:

    • Full tuition fee waiver.
    • The scholarship will cover the visa fee.
    • The host will provide living expenses.
    • Health insurance will be provided.
    • In addition, scholarship awardees will receive a travel expense.
    • Opportunity to study in the Netherlands.

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    Application Process:

    • Choose your desired course and check which university is offering the course.
    • After checking the availability of the course, contact the university to get information regarding the eligibility criteria and application process.
    • Make sure to provide all the required documents.
    • Do not skip the required fields.
    • After carefully completing your application form, submit it to the university.
    • Once you are admitted to the university, HIS will send an invitation email for Orange Knowledge Program 2023.
    • The Netherlands government scholarship accepts applicants in two rounds.
    • It is recommended to start the process early and not wait for the deadline.

    Orange Knowledge Program Application Deadline:

    • The application deadline for the round one of applications is 30 March 2023 (16.00 CET) for courses starting between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024.
    • The deadline for round two is 5 September 2023 (16.00 CET) for courses starting between 1 February 2024.

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