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 ICT Software Engineering 12 months


Application procedure

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

  1. An application and admission 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 apply to one of these programmes by completing our online application form

During your application please answer the Question ‘Does your final decision depends on being granted an OKP or other external scholarship? With Yes and OKP. This way, after receiving the admission letter for one of the OKP-eligible programme, you will receive the OKP application link for DELTA.

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: 

  • Copy passport 

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Bachelor Diploma 

  • Bachelor Transcript 

  • Language certificate 

  • Motivation letter

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 as from the beginning of February 2023, after being admitted to the eligible Master programme.



Application Saxion course/programme

until 15 February 2023

Receiving DELTA application link from Saxion

until 17 March 2023

Submit OKP application in DELTA

until 19 March 2023

Nomination results*

Mid April 2023

Final selection results

beginning of June 2023

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