Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) and NICHE entered a new phase on 1 July 2017. The new programme is now officially named the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP).

This 5-year programme aims to advance the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions of higher and vocational education. It was temporarily referred to as 'KOP' until November 2017.

KOP letter 21 September 2017(70 kB)

KOP annex information 21 September 2017(113 kB)

KOP brief 21 september 2017 (in Dutch)

KOP bijlage informatie 21 september 2017 (in Dutch)

KOP brief 30 augustus 2017 (in Dutch)

KOP brief 13 juni 2017 (in Dutch)

Start-up phase KOP - Short Courses

After publication of the subsidy and policy outline in the Staatscourant, the start of KOP will be confirmed. Please note that at this stage adjustments could still be made to comply with the official policy outline.

In the first KOP round there will be scholarships for Short Courses, with an application deadline of November 2017. 

Provisional country list

The November 2017 Short Course deadline is open for candidates from 28 partner countries. Further information regarding the remaining other KOP countries and expected future deadlines will become available in the first quarter of 2018.

KOP Country list for individual scholarships (MA and SC) and group trainings (TMT and RC) (PDF of 28 countries)

For your reference, we have made an overview of the provisional deadlines in the application process:

KOP - Deadline overview(111 kB)

Country scans

Scans are performed to identify the specific needs of partner countries. The outcomes help to create an integrated policy framework. Stakeholders are informed when the outcomes are available.

Want to apply for a Short Course scholarship? 

If you wish to apply for a scholarship to study in the Netherlands, please contact the Dutch institution offering the course of your choice. They can help you to apply.

You can find all English-taught programmes and courses in Holland in our database:

More information for candidates:

General documents

KOP Grant Conditions(285 kB)

KOP Short guide for the application and selection process(496 kB)

Obligations for KOP fellowship holders November 2017(144 kB)

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