Information for Dutch embassies and consulates - Orange Knowledge

A guide on how to check and assess Orange Knowledge Programme applications


1. Course registration deadline in Hodex/SK123 (no task)

2. Programme course details check in Atlas (no task)

3. Candidates can register for a fellowship (no task)

4. Institutions submit their grant applications and nominate candidates (no task)

5. Embassy checks eligibility and assesses applications

  • Check the eligibility of nominated candidates and reject non-eligible applications in Atlas;
  • Assess eligible candidates.

Base your assessments on the outcomes of the country scans:

  • The extent to which the application fits into the policy target group;
  • how well the candidate can implement their newly-acquired knowledge in their daily work;
  • the extent to which this knowledge will contribute to the country's development;
  • how well the candidate's post-fellowship plans are described and how realistic they are.

You will assess candidates by answering a number of questions to which points will be awarded. An application that has not been assessed receives 0 points, but remains eligible and can still be selected for a fellowship.

Orange Knowledge Programme – Assessment questions‌ (66.4 kB)

6. Selection (no task)

7. Grant award (no task)


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