The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme (OTS) gives talented students in several Neso countries the opportunity to study in the Netherlands. It is offered by higher education institutions, multinationals, and government institutions in the Netherlands.

The scholarships are managed and promoted by the Nesos (Netherlands Education Support Offices) in the participating countries. On their websites, you can find an overview of the participating Dutch higher education institutions, including detailed information regarding the course offered, the application requirements and the total amount of the scholarship. This information varies per scholarship.

Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme

Course level: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and MBA

Fields of study: Eligible programs vary per country

Institution and country:

Participating Dutch higher education institutions. Academy for Theatre and Dance, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Hotel School The Hague, Han University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University, Maastricht School of Management, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, TIAS Business School, Tilburg University, Tio University of Applied Sciences, University of Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam Business School, University of Groningen/ University Medical Centre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Sponsor: Participating Dutch higher education institutions

Scholarship inclusions: The benefits offered by each university within OTS differ. Some universities might offer a 100% tuition fee waiver, while other colleges may offer a 50% reduction. It is possible to offer only live expenses or visa fees, etc. Please check carefully for each university under ‘benefits’ on the OTS schemes pages.

Eligibility for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme:

  • Nationality. Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and Vietnam.
  • You intend to study in the Netherlands at the Bachelor or Master level.
  • You have been admitted to a participating Dutch university or are in the process of enrollment.

Application deadline: The deadline for registration and submission of the Orange Tulip Scholarship to Nuffic Neso is April 1, 2020. For some schemes, the time limit may be before or after the OTS general deadline. Please check the deadlines on the OTS schemes pages.

How to apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme:

For specific information on the application procedure per eligible country, refer to the country-specific pages:

Other useful links:

Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme