The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.
Benefits for your institution
The Orange Knowledge Programme gives you the opportunity to create an international classroom where students and staff can learn from each other. It also allows you to create sustainable professional partnerships with organisations in Orange Knowledge countries.
As an education institution you get a fixed reimbursement, which includes visa, travel and insurance costs, study materials and a handling fee. It also includes 95% of tuition fees for each selected student. You cover the remaining 5% of the tuition fee yourself.
The end date for study programmes participating in the Orange Knowledge Programme is 31 August 2024. For master’s programmes that have a duration beyond 31 August 2024, expenses are covered for 1 academic year. Institutions must co-finance the remaining study period and hand in a signed declaration of co-finance before 6 April 2023.
Which institutions can participate?
Your organisation can participate if it:
- has signed the Code of Conduct international students, or is included in the list of additional knowledge centres;
- will deliver the course itself; intermediary organisations cannot participate;
- has sufficient organisational and financial means.
What are the course criteria?
The courses need to meet the following criteria:
- The duration of short courses should be between 12 and 365 days.
- The maximum duration for master’s programmes is 24 months.
- Master’s programmes with a duration longer than 1 academic year can only participate with co-financing.
- The end date for implementation of courses is 31 August 2024 with exception of co-financed master’s programmes.
- The course or programme should be full-time (this does not apply to e-learning courses).
- The course or programme needs to take place either in the Netherlands or needs to be carried out by a Dutch institution in an OKP country.
- The course or programme needs to be taught in English, French or Spanish.
- Master’s programmes need to be accredited.
In addition, the start date of the course or programme needs to be within a specified period; this varies per grant application round:
- Round 1 – for master’s and short courses
Courses should start between 24 July 2023 and 31 January 2024
- Round 2 – for master’s and short courses
Courses should start after 1 February 2024 and must be completed before 31 Augustus 2024
All courses must be completed before 31 August 2024, with the exception of co-financed master’s programmes.
Which candidates can you nominate?
The scholarships are open to professionals who are nationals of – and living and working in - the countries participating in the Orange Knowledge Programme. Applicants for master’s programmes from Indonesia should apply through the OKP-LPDP joint programme.
You can find the number of candidates that you are allowed to nominate in Delta after you submit the first registration. The number of nominations is based on the following criteria:
- the available grant budget for the application round;
- the average cost of the scholarship;
- the number of scholarships that were awarded to an institution in previous application rounds.
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