Nuffic’s Orange Knowledge Programme is a global development programme, funded by the Dutch government. The OKP programme was preceeded by the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP). The OKP programme has a duration of 5 years and involves around 50 countries.
The Orange Knowledge Programme offers individual scholarships to mid-career professionals in eligible countries.
On this page, you will find all the necessary information to apply for the Orange Knowledge Scholarship (OKP). We wish you good luck with your application!
- What is the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)
- Get inspired
- Scholarship value
- Qualifying Master's and countries
- How to apply for OKP
- Application deadline
- Application opening
- Application procedure
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship offered by the Dutch government and administered by Nuffic. OKP aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries. The programme is the successor of the NICHE and NFP programmes.
Master's longer than one academic year
Due to the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) end date, this will be the final round to get a scholarship for a Master's programme. In addition to scholarships for 1-year Master's programmes, we are happy to announce that we can offer co-financed scholarships for Master's programmes that are longer than one academic year. These Master's are:
For more information about these co-financed scholarships for Master's we refer you to the Faculty ITC.
Ekow from Ghana studied at the University of Twente | Faculty ITC on an OKP | NFP scholarship. This is his story!
The scholarship value depends on the duration of your programme at the University of Twente as well as on the in-house or external components. Please note that the scholarship does not cover all the costs of the study trajectory. It is not a full fellowship. The details on coverage can be found in the Obligations for OKP scholarship holders.
This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.
Natural disasters, poverty, food shortage, epidemics, climate change: learn to tackle society’s greatest and most complex challenges with the use of spatial data.
Countries eligible for this scholarship
- Burkina Faso
- Congo - Kinshasa
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Palestinian Territories
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
You can apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship (step 5) if you:
- fulfill the below eligibility criteria (step 1)
- are unconditionally admitted to the programme by the University of Twente (see step 2).
- At the University of Twente on 6 December 2021 (for pre-processing); later on at NUFFIC on 2 February 2022.
- Application form closes: At the University of Twente on 15 March 2022; later on at NUFFIC on 22 March 2022 at 16:00 (CET)
NOTE: take special notice of the cost-sharing procedure for the MSc programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation and the MSc programme in Spatial Engineering before you apply for the OKP scholarship for these two Master programmes.
If you have additional questions about the OKP scholarship application process, please contact the OKP contact person for the University of Twente.