Apply for Orange Knowledge Scholarship 2022


The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of individuals, groups of individuals, and organizations.

The key priorities for the program are Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy, and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and the Rule of Law.

Cross-cutting themes relevant to all activities of the program include Private Sector Development, Climate, and Inclusion of Women, and Marginalised Groups.

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to aid the development of the capacity, knowledge, and quality of individuals as well as institutions in the field of higher and vocational education.

The scholarship holder must endorse the overall aim of the Orange Knowledge Programme. The aim of the Orange Knowledge Programme cannot be achieved if the scholarship holder does not return to his or her home country and employer. The scholarship holder is expected to have taken note of the information available on the program.

The scholarship is only intended for the duration of the short course or the first academic year of the Master’s program for which the scholarship holder has been selected.

The scholarship has the duration of the nominal study period (from start to end date) of the course or program for which the scholarship holder was selected up to a maximum of 1 academic year.

The Dutch institution may grant reimbursement for margin days with a maximum
duration of 3 days before or after the end date of study (nominal study period) for scholarships for Short Courses.


  • The scholarship is a contribution towards the costs of the course or program and covers costs as specified in Fixed reimbursements. For master’s degree programs: this applies to the first academic year only (in the case of programmes that are longer than 1 year). All other costs are the responsibility of the scholarship holder.
  • Allowances and reimbursements only apply to the actual number of days or months the scholarship holder attended the course or program within the Orange Knowledge Program grant period. The Dutch institution determines how the reimbursements are paid (e.g. in cash, in kind, by bank transfer, etc).
  • The fixed reimbursements for subsistence allowance, study materials, and if relevant e-learning facilities as stated in Fixed reimbursements are paid by the Dutch institution to or on behalf of the scholarship holder. The other fixed reimbursements are allocated by Nuffic to the Dutch institution.


The applicant must:

  • Be a national of, and work in one of the eligible countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zambia.
  • Be not employed by an organization that has its own means of staff development. E.g. international development organizations or private companies;
  • Have a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • Speak and understand the English language well (all programs are in English);
  • Have written support from your employer to participate in the program and to implement the Back Home Action Plan.

Eligibility – Open to All


  • Apply via online application and Link of the form:

Apply here 


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