NETHERLANDS: Orange Knowledge Programme Individual Scholarships 2022

 

 

Nuffic South Africa is inviting scholarship applications for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) from mid-career professionals from South Africa and other participating countries to study in the Netherlands for a Short Course. 

 

 

Funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administered by Nuffic (Dutch organisation for Internationalisation in Education), the OKP Scholarship aims to advance the development of capacity, knowledge and quality of individuals as well as organisations in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education and in other fields related to priority themes in the OKP partner countries.

 

More information on the Orange Knowledge Programme scholarship can be found at https://www.studyinholland.nl/finances/orange-knowledge-programme.

 

 

Degree level

 

Short courses (2 to 12 months)

 

 

Deadlines

 

The deadline to apply for the OKP scholarships is 28 June 2022.

 

Please note that educational institutions may set a shorter deadline for applications. Please consult your educational institution of choice for the exact deadlines.

 

 

Who Can Apply?

 

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

 

       -  nationals of eligible OKP countries;

       -  living and working in an OKP eligible country;

       -  an applicant holding a valid identity document and passport;

       -  proficient in English or French (check institution requirements);

       -  working in one of the priority areas for their country;

       -  applicants who can motivate how they will use and transfer their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after their studies;

       -  endorsed by their employer for the scholarship – a signed employer statement will be required;

      -  applicants should be working for either a government, secondary or higher vocational or academic education institutions, universities, private sector, commissions or selected NGOs. Applicants may not work for a bilateral or multilateral organisation; or 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.

       -  must agree to the OKP obligations and conditions.

 

Participating institutions may require additional information that is needed to apply.

 

For more information on the general eligibility criteria please read OKP information for applicants.

 

 

What the Scholarship Offers

 

      -   tuition;

      -   cost of living allowance;

      -   travel (including the cost of covid tests where applicable);

      -   accommodation;

      -   visa; and

      -   insurance.

 

Applicants must read the OKP obligations and conditions carefully to understand the terms of the scholarship offer. Applicants will need to cover any difference between the OKP scholarship amount and the actual costs of taking up the scholarship. 

  

 

Fields of Study

 

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; and

      -   water, climate and energy.

 

Each country has its focus areas. 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.

 

Check the Country focus document for the field of experience eligible for funding.

 

 

Application Process

 

Before applying, applicants should review the eligibility criteria carefully and check that their employer is willing to nominate them for the scholarship.

 

Applicants should follow the steps below and apply through the Dutch education institution of choice:

 

       -  Check that your application falls within the OKP focus areas determined for your country;

       -  Check if you meet the OKP eligibility criteria;

       -  Find a course on the OKP course list.  Please find a study, using the filter 'Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)';

       -  Confirm employer support and endorsement for an OKP scholarship;

       -  Contact the Dutch education institution of your choice to receive more information about the application procedure, the academic requirements and the link to apply online;

       -  Prepare your application: employer statement, motivation, passport, government statement (if required);

     -  During an application round, submit your application online using the link you receive from the Dutch education institution. Please be aware of the application deadline of the educational institution of your choice. Applicants are advised to check their spam emails continuously to make sure they do not miss the email from the institution.

 

Important dates:

 

       -   Applications (students): 11 May - 28 June 16.00 CET.

       -   The course should start between 21 November 2022 and 20 February 2023

  

 

 Contact

 

Enquiries regarding your application for the OKP scholarship should be sent directly to the Dutch education institution where you want to study.

 

Visit the database of study programmes for contact information for the Dutch institutions.

 

 

Documents and links

 

Orange Knowledge Programme | Study in Holland

Individual scholarships - Orange Knowledge Programme | Nuffic

Database of study programmes

OKP obligations and conditions

 

  

Note

 

Please note that this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that their qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided regarding the scholarship, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

 

 


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