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Orange Knowledge Scholarships Programme 2020

The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development. We aim to do this by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations. Our Orange Knowledge Programme Short Course scholarships application window (round 3), which normally opens on 2 September for applicants, remains closed for the moment. All preparatory actions are put on hold.

Available courses

Scholarships are available for a selection of:

  • short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months);
  • master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months).

List courses OKP application period autumn 2020

Follow the links below for more information on each course and apply directly for your course of choice through our online application system. You have to apply separately for the OKP scholarship.

Courses on Health Systems Strengthening

  • Health Policy and Financing
    Course dates: 17 May – 4 June 2021
    An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems.
  • Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems – developing context-specific strategies for health care policies, implementation and governance (E-Learning)
    Course dates:290 March – 18 June 2021
    E-learning courses are the perfect solution if you want to expand your knowledge but unable to study in Amsterdam. This module can be followed via an internet connection from anywhere in the world!

Courses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and HIV and AIDS

  • Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights including HIV and AIDS
    Course dates: 8 –  26 March 2021
    This course explores key principles of SRHR practice across a range of content areas. It also explores key considerations for SRHR and HIV policy and practices.
  • Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses
    Course dates:  12 April – 3 May 2021
    This course builds on current evidence to critically identify and analyse responses across the health system, including emergency and fragile state settings. It also focuses on making services equitable accessible to marginalised groups and key populations. 
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing 
    Course dates: 17 May – 4 June 2021
    In this course participants become acquainted with the policy instruments, governance mechanisms and financial structures related to SRHR.
  • Sante et Droits Sexuels et Reproductifs (in French) 
    Course dates: 8 -19 Mars 2021
    This is a French version of the Courses on Sexual Health and Rights.

Courses on Disease Management

  • Control Strategies for Infectious and non-communicable diseases
    Course dates: 12 April –  3 May 2021
    In this course a number of communicable and non-communicable (NCD) diseases are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control.
  • GIS for Global Health
    Course dates: 21 June  – 2 July 2021
    The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and how it can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management.

Other courses

  • E-Learning: Good Epidemiology practice: design, implementation and analysis of global health studies
    7 -11 December 2020
    This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to critically appraise epidemiological practice in global health, as a basis for sound decision making
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research
    20 January – 9 February 2021
  • Human Resources for Health
    15- 26 February 2021

Application Process

OKP countries we encourage you to explore this scholarship opportunity and apply as soon as possible for academic admission so you are ready to apply for the OKP scholarship when the application period opens! 

Who can apply

The Orange Knowledge Programme individual scholarships are open to mid-career professionals, who are nationals of – and living and working in – the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, 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.

Selection procedure

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Candidates register with their Dutch education institution
  2. Dutch institution nominates candidates and submits grant application
  3. Embassies check eligibility and assess applications
  4. Selection results published
  5. Grants awarded


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