Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme was first launched in China in 2008 and now also runs in Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico and Russia. The programme is a collection of scholarships offered by Dutch higher education institutions, multinationals and government institutes. The scholarships are managed and promoted by the Nuffic Neso offices in the participating countries.
Nuffic Neso Brazil will launch the third call of the Orange Tulip Scholarship programme for excellent Brazilian students to study in the Netherlands in the beginning of October 2014.
The Brazilian scholarship programme Science without Borders (SwB) has opened up the Brazilian higher education market. Nearly 1,500 students have studied or done research in the Netherlands through SwB Holland. This has made Dutch higher education more visible in Brazil and led to a higher demand for Dutch higher education courses on all levels.
In this context, OTS Brazil was created to attract talented, partly self-funding, Brazilian students who are interested in master studies or other study areas not funded under SwB Holland. For the 2014-2015 academic year, eleven Dutch higher education institutions have offered 48 scholarships with a total value of more than €500,000.
For the 2015-2016 academic year OTS Brazil will be open to all study areas and courses (i.e. short courses, foundation courses, bachelor studies and master studies).
Information for Brazilian students about each participating university as well as the details on the OTS Brazil scholarships they offer can be found on the special OTS Brazil page of the Nuffic Neso Brazil website (in Portuguese) which also contains information in English for Dutch institutions
The Orange Tulip Scholarship China Programme was launched in September 2008. It aims to create opportunities for talented Chinese students to study in Holland. In establishing the Orange Tulip Scholarship programme, Neso China cooperated closely with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, especially the economics department, and has received strong support not only from Dutch higher education institutions, but also from China-based Dutch companies.
The Orange Tulip Scholarship China programme is only open to qualified students from Mainland China. For the 2013-2014 academic year there are, in total, 16 sponsors including Dutch higher education institutions and companies and 22 Chinese students have been awarded a scholarship.
Chinese students can find more information on the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme in China on the Neso China website.
The Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia Programme has run since 2012 and has received great support from Dutch higher education institutions and companies, as well as the Indonesian government.
The scholarship programme is targeted at qualified, excellent Indonesian students wishing to study in the Netherlands for their bachelor and master degrees. Two institutions providing foundation programmes also participated in 2013 and 2014.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, 86 scholarships valued at more than € 622,000 were made available by nineteen Dutch higher education institutions, two Indonesian Ministries and one Dutch company.
The general deadline for applications for the Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia programme is 1 April, although some institutions may have different deadlines.
Indonesian students can read more about the Orange Tulip Scholarship Indonesia programme (in Bahasa Indonesia) on the Nuffic Neso Indonesia website, which also contains information in English for Dutch institutions.
Nuffic Neso Korea launched the Orange Tulip Scholarship in January 2010. The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme in South Korea was created to provide opportunities for talented Korean students to study in Holland. Dutch higher education institutions and companies have joined forces as sponsors of the programme, which runs on a yearly basis. The institutions that participate in the programme and the fields of study covered vary each year.
Korean students can find more information about the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme in Korea on the Nuffic Neso Korea website (in Korean).
Nuffic Neso Mexico launched the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme in September 2010. The 2015-2016 academic year will be the fifth year that Mexican students can apply for this now well-known scholarship.
The programme now includes more than 25 Dutch institutions, Mexican organisations and companies offering scholarships for Mexican students. Each participating institution provides information on the scholarship, which is used for promotion during fairs, events, presentations and through the Orange Tulip Scholarship Mexico Facebook page.
On the Nuffic Neso Mexico website (in Spanish) each participating institution has its own page, providing detailed information about the institution, the benefits and requirements of the scholarship and the deadline (all of which can be adjusted to the wishes of the institution itself).
For the first time Nuffic Neso Russia will launch the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS), a special programme for talented Russian students to study in Holland. Dutch higher education institutions are eligible to participate for the academic year 2015-2016. The registration deadline for participation is 1 September 2014. The promotional campaign in Russia will begin in autumn 2014.
The Nuffic Neso office in Russia expects to draw considerable interest among students, as well as the media. Participating in OTS will give Dutch educational institutions an increased visibility of their brand names on the Russian market and will help them attract talented Russian students.
Each participating institution will get its own page in the special OTS Russia section on the Neso Russia website to give information about the institution, the benefits and requirements of the scholarship and the application deadline.
Additionally, OTS will also help with the general promotion of Study in Holland and the Netherlands as a main provider of English-taught study programmes in Europe. The promotional materials will be used during fairs, events, Study in Holland presentations, Facebook and its Russian equivalent VKontakte.
To participate your institution must complete the participation form and to send it, together with your logo, to Neso Russia. The form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.