Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP)
* '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.
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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)
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. More information on the application process for ISS can be found here.
- 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.
On 1 July 2017 the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme 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 advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organisations both in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education and in other fields related to the priority themes in the OKP partner countries. The scholarships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.
Om de beurzen te filteren waarvoor je mogelijk een aanvraag kunt indienen, neem je de volgende stappen:
- Selecteer op deze pagina jouw huidige situatie. Door op een van de situaties te klikken, wordt het beursoverzicht getoond dat op jouw van toepassing is;
- Alle basisvereisten van de beurs worden vermeld in de tabel op de overzichtspagina voor beurzen. Controleer op geschiktheid voor land en regio, studieniveau en facultaire specifieke informatie;
- Klik op een van de beurzen voor meer informatie;
- Volg de gegeven toepassingsinstructies om te solliciteren.
- Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page, by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.
- In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.
- Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. But you never know, you might just be one of the lucky (chosen) ones. As long as you take into account that you may have to arrange financial aid in a different way, you're fine.
Most of the requirement apply to:
- Study results / being an excellent student;
- Being able to demonstrate your ambition;
- Level of study;
- Obtained diplomas;
- Country of origin.
Selecteer eerst op de pagina Beurzen en fondsen dat je van plan bent om als student aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam te gaan studeren of dat je al aan de EUR studeert en overweegt om op uitwisseling te gaan.
Na het selecteren van één van deze opties, kom je op een pagina met een beursoverzicht dat van toepassing is op jouw situatie.
Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.
That depends on the scholarship. The scholarship may be a partial tuition fee waiver which means you still need to pay tuition fee. Please check the criteria of your scholarship carefully.
In a lot of cases you will receive the scholarship for only one year. Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Think about ways to finance your 2nd and/or 3rd year in advance.