About the Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is a full scholarship available to professionals working in (urban) development from 53 countries offered by Nuffic. Financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs this programme aims to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by offering access to education and training to professionals and organisations. There are 3 application calls per year.
All candidates who wish to apply for the fellowship need to first submit an application for the course of their choice. The following IHS programmes that will take place in 2020 are eligible for one of the two upcoming deadlines:
- Urban Management: Good Governance in Complex Contemporary Cities
- Developing Social Housing Projects
- Strategic Urban Planning & Policies
- Urban Housing, Equity & Social Justice
- Urban Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change
- Infrastructure & Green Cities
- Land Management: Law, Finance, Real Estate & Natural Resources
- Urban Economic Development: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Working professionals in diverse sustainable (urban) development fields.
Check the scholarship eligibility criteria below. You must:
- Be a professional and national of, and working and living in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Have an employer’s statement that complies with a prescribed format. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement. (You will not be eligible for the fellowship if you fail to submit this document);
- Not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development;
- Have an official and valid passport.
- Not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time.
- Have an NFP/OKP government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established.
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an education, advisory and research institute part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. For 60 years, it has been our mission to develop human and institutional capacities, to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities.
A scholarship is available, click "Register" to find out more.