There will be no more application rounds of OKP-LDP in 2023. Indonesian applicants can appy for regular Orange Knowledge Scholarships through participating education institutions.

About the scholarship

In 2021, Nuffic Neso Indonesia, Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) and Directorate General of Higher Education – Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (DIKTI) agreed to collaborate in a joint scholarship programme through its StuNed Scholarship and DIKTI-LPDP Scholarship programmes. In 2022, this collaboration has been integrated into the Orange Knowledge Programme.

The OKP - LPDP joint scholarship programme aims to optimise the resources that the collaborating organisations have by focusing on specific areas that are mutually relevant and important to Indonesia's development priorities, the development of key expertise in the Dutch knowledge sector, and the bilateral cooperation agenda of the two countries.

Target Group

This scholarship targets Indonesian mid-career professionals who aim to contribute to Indonesia’s sustainable and inclusive development. The scholarship offers the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree at participating Dutch Higher Education Institutions (DHEIs) in courses that are related to:

  • Water management and technology;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Sustainable and circular economy focusing on urban development and heritage restoration;
  • Maritime and logistics;
  • Security and rule of law, in particular cyber security;
  • Public health management.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Indonesian citizen, living and working in Indonesia, and willing to return to Indonesia upon graduation of the program;
  • education background: S1/D4, minimal GPA: 3.0;
  • unconditional Letter of Admission (LoA);
  • TOEFL IBT ≥90 or IELTS ≥6.5, valid for 2 years from the date of test;
  • mid-career professional, maximum 35 years old by 31 December 2023;
  • not intended for part-time study program, pre-master or distance learning;
  • not currently pursuing or already obtained a master’s degree.
  • not working for a bilateral or multilateral organization, a non-governmental organization that is internationally active and is focused on representing social interests, such as development cooperation, nature, and environmental protection, health or human rights

Apply for this scholarship

Interested candidates need to apply by 30 March 2023 to the Orange Knowledge Programme (via Delta) and to LPDP E-Beasiswa online application system to qualify for this joint scholarship. It is important to note that applicants need to submit:

  • valid identification;
  • an employer statement;
  • an academic transcript and certificate (GPA 3.0 or higher);
  • English Language Proficiency test;
  • unconditional letter of acceptance;
  • Any supporting documents that might show awards, references or extracurricular activities.

Participating Dutch Institutions in 2023

9 Dutch Institutions are participating as the destination universities for the cooperation programme.

1. Erasmus University Rotterdam

MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL)

Application links for Erasmus University

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

2. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

MSc Water and sustainable development

Application links for IHE Delft

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

3. International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

MA in Development Studies

Available in the following majors:

  • Development Studies major in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies
  • Development Studies major in Economics of Development
  • Development Studies major in Governance and Development Policy
  • Development Studies major in Social Policy for Development

Application links for International Institute of Social Studies

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

4. University of Groningen

MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning

MA History of Architecture and Town Planning

MSc Sustainable Entrepreneurship

MSc in Business Administration (Small Business and Entrepreneurship)

Application links for University of Groningen

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

5. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (IHS)

MSc Urban Digital Transformation and Innovation: Governance and Economics of Cities
Urban Housing & Land Justice: Equitable Access to Sustainable Land, Housing & Services

MSc Strategic Urban Planning & Policies -Managing Socio-Spatial Dynamics for Sustainable Cities

Application links for IHS

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

6. Radboud University

Spatial Planning- Cities, Water and Climate Change
MSc Environment and Society Studies (Local Environmental Change and Sustainable Cities)

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Application links for Radboud University

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

7. KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Master of Public Health: Health System Policy and Management

Master in International Health

Application links for KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

8. Tilburg University

LLM Law and Technology

Application links for Tilburg University

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

9. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Master Shipping and Transport
Master in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship

Application links for Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Please note that you have to apply through both of the following systems:

Selection Procedure and timeline


All applications will be assessed based on the eligibility criteria, the relevance of the applicant’s academic and professional background with the priority areas, and the quality of the application. Both Nuffic, the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta and LPDP will be involved in the assessment, which will be combined in a final result.


20 February 2023

Opening of application for the Joint Scholarship Programme

5 April 2023 (16.00 CET or 21.00 WIB)

Deadline for the submission of OKP-LPDP: StuNed Joint Scholarship Programme

6 April – 9 April 2023 (16.00 CET)

Nomination by Dutch institutes

10 April - 2 June 2023

Eligibility check and assessment by Dutch Embassy, LPDP and Nuffic Neso Indonesia.

8 June 2023

Announcement of the result to selected applicants and institutions.

Scholarship Coverages

It is a full scholarship program, LPDP will cover the following costs:

  • economy international airline return ticket Indonesia (Jakarta)-Netherlands (Amsterdam) and an addition of domestic airline return ticket (city of domicile to international airport) for the awardees who live outside Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi;
  • settling-in allowance upon arrival in the Netherlands;
  • subsistence allowances in the Netherlands;
  • international seminar participation (terms and condition applies);
  • international journal Publication (terms and condition applies);
  • emergency fund (terms and condition applies);
  • Study Extension (terms and condition applies);
  • Research Allowance (terms and condition applies).

The Orange Knowledge Programme will cover the following costs:

  • handling fee;
  • student visa costs;
  • tuition fee;
  • health insurance;
  • study materials;

More Information

For more information about OKP-LPDP: StuNed Joint Scholarship Programme, please contact