Orange Knowledge Programme | Study in Holland

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a scholarship programme initiated and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, in cooperation with Dutch institutions.

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals and institutions in higher and vocational education.  

ELIGIBLE programmes for the OKP Scholarship 

Programme Duration
Master Facility and Real Estate Management 12 months
Master in Business Administration (MBA) 12 months
Master in Management (MA) 12 months
Master Innovation Textile Development 18 months
Master in Applied Nanotechnology 24 months
Short Course Risk & Emergency Management (round 2: August deadline only) 5 months

Application procedure

A complete registration and OKP scholarship application consists of three parts: 

  1. An application for an OKP-eligible programme at Saxion 

  2. Several documents that you have to submit 

  3. An application for an OKP fellowship through the online application form in DELTA.  

We explain each part further below. 

You can find a complete overview of OKP-eligible programmes on our website (select ‘OKP’ as course type). You can apply to one of these programmes by completing our online application form.  

Please submit your application – including the required documents - before the deadlines as specified below. Incomplete applications will not be processed.   

The following documents are required to be able to participate in the OKP selection procedure: 

  • Photo 

  • Copy passport 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Diploma 

  • Transcript 

  • Language certificate 

  • Motivation letter 

  • Additional intake procedure (applicable for Master in Innovative Textile Development) 

In addition to your application at Saxion and the submission of the required documents, you have to apply for an OKP fellowship through the online application form in DELTA, of which you will receive a link after your programme application.  



Application Saxion course/programme

until 17 February 2020

Receiving DELTA application form/link

until 13 March 2020

Submit OKP application in DELTA

until 16 March 2020

Nomination results*

beginning of April 2020

Final selection results

beginning of June 2020

*After assessing your application, Saxion will decide whether or not you are nominated for an OKP fellowship.