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Dutch Scholarships in Nigeria 2025 – All You Need to Know


Dutch Scholarships in Nigeria 2025 – All You Need to Know

Are you looking for scholarship opportunities to study in the Netherlands for the 2025 academic year? Dutch government scholarships may be available to Nigerian students and here is what you need to know about them.


The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds several scholarship programs that Nigerians can apply for. One of the main programs is the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP), which aims to strengthen capacity and networking between the Netherlands and specific partner countries like Nigeria.


Through the OKP, various Dutch universities offer fully-funded Master’s degree programs for Nigerians starting in 2025. The scholarships cover tuition fees, travel costs, monthly living allowance, and health/liability insurance for the entire duration of the 1–2-year programs.


Eligibility for OKP Scholarships


To be eligible, applicants must:


Be Nigerian citizens

Have a minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Nigerian university

Meet the admission requirements of the chosen Master’s program

Demonstrate relevant work experience if applying for a professional Master’s

Have excellent English language skills

Top Study Fields


Popular fields of study covered by OKP scholarships include:


Agriculture and Food Security

Water Management

Urban Development

Health Sciences

Governance and Policy Making

Application Process


The application process for OKP scholarships involves several stages:


Research universities and programs: Check participating universities and their program listings on the OKP website. Shortlist 2-3 program options.

Apply to university programs: Review admission requirements and apply directly to chosen programs before the institution’s deadline (usually November to January).

Apply for scholarship: Once admitted, apply for the OKP scholarship through the Netherlands Fellowship Centre portal by the deadline (usually February to April).

Interview: Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by university staff and/or Dutch diplomats in Nigeria.

Notification: Successful candidates are informed by July/August about both admission and scholarship awards. Acceptance letters are issued.

Pre-departure preparations: Obtain visa, book flights, housing, etc. The course starts in September usually.


So in summary, Nigerians can get fully-funded Dutch Masters scholarships through OKP for 2025 starting now by researching programs, applying directly to universities, and applying for the OKP scholarship award. Proper planning and timely applications are key to securing these prestigious opportunities.


All the best!!!

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