IHE Delft in the Netherlands is inviting applications for the Orange Knowledge scholarship 2020 for masters in Urban Water Engineering and Management in the 2020/2021 academic session.

This is a Joint Programme at AIT, Bangkok, Thailand and IHE Delft, in the Netherlands. The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 52 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.

The Orange Knowledge Scholarship 2020 is intended to deepen and broaden the knowledge and professional skills of mid-career professionals to enable them to make a better contribution to the development of their organizations and their countries. This programme merges the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) and NICHE into a single integrated approach. One component of the programme is the availability of individual scholarships for professionals.

Worth of Award

  • An OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that the scholarship holder should continue to receive during the study period.
  • The allowance is a contribution towards the costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, visa, travel, insurance and thesis research.
  • If applicable, the scholarship holder is expected to cover the difference between the actual costs and the amount of the OKP scholarship amount.


  • To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates should be able to submit proof of admission to the academic program for which they are applying. In any case, an applicant will always need to have a provisional admission, therefore applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible for admission via the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Website
  • The OKP eligible countries are: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the  OKP country list listed above.
  • must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided: All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;

An OKP applicant must not be employed by an organisation that is considered to have its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:

  • multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
  • large national and/or a large commercial organisation
  • bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid),
  • multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB),
  • international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
  • must have an official passport, valid till at least 15 July 2020
  • must not receive more than one scholarship for courses that take place at the same time;
  • must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable)

How to Apply

  • Provisionally admitted students will receive an e-mail from their fellowship officer in the middle of February 2020. They will receive a link to Atlas, the system where they can register their application for OKP fellowship.
  • Conditionally admitted applicants, who have not provided the required English language test score yet but are able to provide it before March 2020, will also receive an e-mail from their fellowship officer in the middle of February 2020. They will receive a link to Atlas, the system where they can register their application for OKP fellowship.

Deadline: submit your application for the Orange Knowledge  Scholarship 2020 for academic admission to IHE Delft before  February 23, 2020.


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