Previously, The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) provided fully funded Dutch Government scholarship to international students. Moreover, it has provided fellowships for professionals from 51 countries is currently being phased out. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs had initiated and funded the program. The aim of the programme was to help reduce the shortage of skilled workers in the selected countries, through training courses and programmes. Moreover, the Dutch higher education institutions were responsible for education and training.
Under NFP, students received the fully funded Dutch Government scholarship for the last time in April 2017 (for short courses and master’s programmes).
On 1 July 2017, the NFP entered a new phase under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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 programme is the successor of the NICHE and NFP programmes.
The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of both individuals as well as organizations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to priority themes in the OKP partner countries. Highly motivated professionals in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organization will be awarded the scholarships.
An OKP scholarship aims to provide 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, visa, travel, insurance etc. You have to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs yourself.
You must meet a number of criteria that support the aim of the OKP to be eligible for a scholarship.
The criteria for the scholarship applicant are as follows:
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully. Also, check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. If your eligibility is certain for an OKP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affair|