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) can be customised by higher education institutions to serve their organisational needs. The programme is open to students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam. Also multinationals and institutions can offer a scholarship via this programme.

Nuffic Neso offices are the go-to place for students and organisations for information about higher education in the Netherlands. The offices have an established and extensive network for promoting the scholarships among students.

Why should your organisation participate?

  • You will increase your brand awareness by collaborating with the Neso office, that promotes your organisation on different platforms and within their established network.
  • You can customise the scholarship to fit your organisation's objectives.
  • You can help develop the talent within your country or organisation.
  • You can contribute to the Corporate Social Responsibility of your organisation.
  • You choose the best student(s) from a preselected list of eligible candidates who fit your organisational mission.

I want to participate. What do I do now?

  • Determine the value and number of scholarships you wish to offer.
  • Choose the target countries within your organisation and select the Neso office or offices where you wish to apply.
  • Set up a scholarship and selection criteria to communicate to students.
  • Fill out the participation form and send it before to the Neso office of your choice.

The deadline for participation was 15 September 2018. The participation for 2020-2021 will be available in Spring 2019.

Orange Tulip Scholarship 2019-2020 participation form for Dutch higher education institutions‌ (79.2 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 communication towards the students and you will be expected to promote the scholarship as well.
  • Students apply for the scholarship at the Neso office and apply for admission at the Dutch higher education institution.
  • After the Neso office has done the first check on all received applications, you need to assess and select the students who are fit for winning the scholarship.
  • After announcing the results to all students who applied, you are responsible for the financial administration and payment of the scholarship to the winner.

NRF and Nuffic call for South African PhD candidates

1 April 2019
The National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) and Nuffic have launched the second call for applications for PhD candidates from South Africa. The deadline is 7 June 2019.