Orange Knowledge Programme - Overview
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a Dutch funding programme. It contributes to societies’ social and economic development by strengthening knowledge and skills of professionals and organisations. This is achieved through focusing on education, in collaboration with Dutch knowledge organisations.
- Funder: the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Manager: Nuffic Global Development
- Duration: from mid-2017 to mid-2024
- Countries: projects are ongoing in up to 54 countries; currently new opportunities are available for 28 countries
Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan*, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda*, Vietnam, and Yemen.
*Due to current circumstances, Sudan and Uganda will not be part of the OKP scholarships application rounds in 2023.
The programme offers opportunities in fields related to the priority themes of the Dutch government:
- Food and nutrition security
- Water, energy and climate
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Security and the rule of law
For more information on what focus applies to which country, and which types of funding are available, please check our overview:
Focus and theme per country
Policy & Framework
The Orange Knowledge Programme is based on the following;
Types of funding
Impact & results
Discover the transformative impact of the Orange Knowledge Programme as it empowers individuals worldwide through education, driving positive change and sustainable development. Read our news articles on the Orange Knowledge Programme.
Explore the AkvoRSR interactive map to witness the tangible results of the Orange Knowledge Programme, showcasing its global impact on education, innovation, and sustainable development.
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Furthermore, we have also summarised the results in our annual reports:
Joining the programme
Dutch education institutions
Is your Dutch education institution interested in hosting individual Orange Knowledge scholarship holders? Find out more on our individual scholarships page. For participating organisations can get in touch with our contact persons.
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Wondering how to make most out of the Orange Knowledge Programme for your country? Check our embassy information page.
For more information on receiving an Orange Knowledge Scholarship, check www.studyinNL.org/okp and contact the Dutch education institution of your choice on the application procedure.