The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) gives talented students in several countries the opportunity to study in the Netherlands. These countries are referred to as Neso (Netherlands Education Support Offices) countries and include India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam. The scholarship is offered by higher education institutions, multinationals and government institutions.

For more data on university degree students coming from abroad to study in the Netherlands in 2021-2022, and an overview of the current trends and developments, see our report Incoming degree mobility in Dutch higher education 2021-2022 (8.80 MB).

For more information about the effect of COVID-19 on incoming mobility in 2021, check out the report How is COVID-19 affecting international students' plans to study in the Netherlands in 2021?‌

For more country-specific information, download our extensive descriptions of foreign education systems.

Read more about Neso activities.

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