Connect with us


Netherlands Government Scholarships 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Netherlands Government Scholarships 2023. The entire application details for the Netherlands Government Scholarships can be accessed below.


Netherlands Government Scholarships

Scholarships Opportunities 2023 Applications are now open!

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 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).

Degree Level:

Fully Funded Netherlands Government Scholarships 2023 – The Orange Knowledge Programme is available to undertake Masters, Short Training level programs at Netherlands Universities.

Available Subjects:

The following subject is available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Health
  • Security
  • law and governance

Scholarship Benefit

Fully funded scholarships include

  • Airfare
  • Stipend
  • Tuition Fee

Eligible Nationalities:

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.

Applicants for master’s programmes from Indonesia should apply through the OKP-LPDP joint programme.

Focus countries
For the Short Course application round between 31 August – 11 October, additional funding is allocated for the focus countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestinian Territories, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan provided that we receive enough qualified and eligible applications. Please note that this round is only open for Short Courses and not for applications for Master’s scholarships.

READ ALSO  GSAPP Admission International Awards At Columbia University, USA

Eligibility Criteria:

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

  • motivated;
  • living and working in an OKP country;
  • proficient in English or French;
  • working in one of the priority areas for their country;
  • can motivate use and transfer their knowledge and experience in their employing organization after their studies;
  • agreeing to the Obligations and conditions.

For more information on the general eligibility criteria please read:
OKP information for applicants (168.8 kB) (168.8 kB)


You need English or French language skills to follow classes in the Netherlands. Demands for certificates showing language skills differ per education institution.


Priority themes per country

The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are;

  • sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • security and rule of law
  • food and nutrition security
  • water management

There are focus areas for each country. Please note that these focus areas, as well as the list of countries, are subject to change. Only applications that fall within the focus area of your country of employment are eligible.

Is your field of experience eligible for funding? Please check the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB)

Employer statement

You need an employer statement that is signed by you and your employer. It shows us that your employer supports your application. And that you can share the knowledge and experience you gained in the Netherlands once you return to your country. This is required because the OKP is focused on strengthening organizations by strengthening people.

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.

Please check whether your local government requires a government statement:
Government statement requirements

READ ALSO  La Trobe University Scholarships 2023/2024

Other requirements

The education institution will inform you of 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 organization you work for;
  • how you will use your newly gained knowledge and experience in your organization after your study.

How to Apply

Interested applicants, Should CLICK HERE to apply