Orange Tulip Scholarship

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These customised scholarships will increase the talent development in a country with a Nuffic Neso office by allowing talented students to study in the Netherlands.

The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme is open to students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South-Africa and Vietnam.

The programme can be customised by higher education institutions to serve their objectives.

Why should your higher education institution participate?

  • You will increase your brand awareness and visibility.
  • You can customise the scholarship to fit your objectives.
  • You can help develop talent.
  • You choose the best student(s) from a preselected list of eligible candidates.
  • You can increase the diversity of your international student population.

I want to participate. What do I do now?

  • Determine the value and number of scholarships you wish to offer.
  • Choose the target countries and select the Neso office or offices where you wish to apply.
  • Set up a scholarship and selection-criteria to communicate to students (for example: documents that need to be added to their application).
  • Fill out the participation form (or forms, if you have multiple scholarships available for different Neso countries) and send it before the deadline to the Neso office(s) of your choice.

The deadline for participation is 1 October 2019 for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021.

Orange Tulip Scholarship 2020-2021 participation form for Dutch higher education institutions‌ (118.0 kB)

What happens next?

  • After you have sent your participation form, the Nuffic Neso office will get in touch with you.
  • Together with the Neso office, you agree upon promotion of the scholarship towards the students.
  • Students apply for the scholarship at the Neso office. For admission they apply at the Dutch higher education institution.
  • After the Neso office has done the first check on the 4 eligibility criteria (see participation form for DHEIs 2020-2021‌ (118.0 kB)) for all received student applications, you are responsible to assess, select and award the students who are fit for winning the scholarship.
  • After you announced the results to all students who applied, you are responsible for the financial administration and payment of the scholarship to the winner.

For all tasks, roles and responsibilities in regards to the OTS-programme please consult Annex 2 of the participation form for Dutch higher education institutions 2020-2021‌ (118.0 kB).

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23 August 2018
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, is investing through Nuffic an extra €10.1 million in scholarships for 9 countries in Africa and the Middle East.