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Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

For Master programmes

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals as well as organizations 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. OKP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On 1 July 2017 the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) entered a new phase as a new programme under the name Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). Please note: the information below is provisional. It will be confirmed after formal publication of the subsidy and policy outline by the Dutch government. Until that time there may still be adjustments to comply with the policy outline.

Participating programmes

The following Master Programmes of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences are eligible for the OKPFP fellowship:

Piet Zwart Institute

There is a September and February intake.

Please note that you have to apply for the Scholarship and the programme separately.

September 2020 intake

Participants could have registered for an OKP scholarship by completing the online application form from February 1st – March 24th, 2020. This application possibility was open for the Master Programmes starting September 2020.
After submission of the application form, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences will nominate candidates and inform all candidates individually on the outcome of the selection in April 2020. The embassy will verify and assess the nominated applications according to a set of prioritised criteria after which Nuffic makes the final selection. The outcome of the final selection will be corresponded to all candidates individually by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences by email at the beginning of June 2020.

The fellowship

An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that the participant should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards the 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. 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.

More information

Read more about the OKP Scholarship on the Nuffic website.

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