- The scholarship applicant works for one of the following types of national and/or local organisations: ministries, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or NGOs. The scholarship applicant may not work for:
- a bilateral or multilateral organisation;
- a non-governmental organisation that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature and environmental protection, health or human rights.*
- The scholarship applicant is a professional who, in light of his/her (1) role, (2) multiple years of relevant work experience and (3) networks within a theme relevant to local development, is in a position or through his/her employer could be put in a position to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
- The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of and is resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list (see the document ‘Country List for Short courses and Masters - OKP’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp)
- The scholarship applicant holds a valid identity document.
- The scholarship applicant has been admitted to the course or programme for which he/she wishes an OKP scholarship.
- The scholarship applicant has provided a government statement with the scholarship application, if this is required by the local government (see the document ‘government statement requirement’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp).
- The scholarship applicant demonstrates that the requested co-funding percentage is available to fund the study.
- The employer of the scholarship applicant supports the scholarship application through a positive reference, declares that it will continue to pay the salary of the scholarship recipient during the programme and after his/her return will give the scholarship recipient an opportunity to apply what he/she has learned in practice.
- The scholarship application is relevant to sustainable development in the country or region where the requesting party is located, and is relevant to the theme concerned. The scholarship application is in line with the Country Plan of Implementation or Country Focus for the country concerned. ( see the document ‘Country focus’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp For the Country Plan of Implementation check https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/institutional-collaboration-projects/ )
* 'Non-governmental organisation' means: a non-profit-making organisation, not created by a government authority and not legally or operationally linked to a government authority, which has legal personality under civil law.
The scholarship applicant holds the nationality of and is resident and working in one of the countries on the OKP Country list (see the document ‘Country List for Short courses and Masters - OKP’ on www.studyinholland.nl/okp)
Only a limited number of master programmes at EUR are registered for the OKP.
The following study programmes accept OKP applications:
Erasmus School of Law (ESL)
Erasmus Medical Centre (EMC)
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication (ESHCC)
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
International Institute for Social Studies (ISS)
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
|Level of study|
- Master, short courses & MBA
Scholarship / Grant in €
An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living such as tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance etc. If applicable, the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the OKP scholarship amount.
Each master’s degree programme is listed under a specific OKP fellowship application deadline. Please see below.
More details & contact
Website: Study in Holland – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
Contact at EUR: Lisanne van Haften
Application - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
Interested in a programme of ESL, Erasmus MC, ESE, ESHCC, RSM or MBA RSM?
- Apply for the programme of your choice (see above).
2. The programme coordinators of the participating master degree programmes will invite promising candidates to submit their OKP application by sending them the link to the OKP registration form. They will explain the next steps.
3. Prepare your application and the supporting documents. With your online application, you will be asked to upload a valid passport copy, a current statement from your
employer, and depending on your country of employment; a government statement.
Please note: Being invited to complete the OKP fellowship registration form does not automatically lead to an official nomination for a scholarship. After the application deadline, EUR will decide which candidates will be nominated to continue in the selection process.
Interested in a programme / short course of IHS or ISS?
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS) and International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) have a different OKP application process. Please note that different deadlines may apply. More information on the application process for IHS can be found here. Here you can find more information on the application process for ISS.
- The participating programmes for ESL, Erasmus MC, ESE, RSM and ESHCC have a deadline on the 24 March 2020.
- MBA RSM will have a deadline in on 30 June 2020.
- The OKP deadlines for programmes of IHS are published here.
- The OKP deadlines for programmes of ISS are published here.