2023/2024 Funded Orange Tulip Scholarship for International Students
Funded Orange Tulip Scholarship – The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is intended for students from several Neso countries who want to study in the Netherlands. At Maastricht University the OTS grants are available for certain faculties combined win certain Neso countries.
The scholarships are managed and promoted by the Neso Offices (Netherlands Education Support Offices) in the participating countries. On their websites, you can find detailed information in your language regarding the courses that are offered, the application requirements, and the total amount of the scholarship. This information varies per scholarship. In the table below, you can find more information about which Faculty you can apply for a participating program in combination with your Neso country.
Country Nationality: Indian, Indonesian, Korean, South African, Vietnamese
Neso Office Faculty
India FASoS, FHML, FSE, LAW
Indonesia FASoS, FSE, FPN, LAW
South Africa FASoS, FHML, FPN, LAW, SBE
Vietnam LAW, SBE
FASoS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
FHML Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
LAW Faculty of Law
FPN Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
SBE School of Business and Economics
FSE Faculty of Science and Engineering
Who is eligible?
All candidates must meet the following requirements:
You have the nationality of your Neso country and you live in this Neso country
You have a degree from a non-Dutch university
You have not previously studied or worked in the Netherlands
You have been admitted to a Master’s program at the corresponding Faculty for your Neso country
Duration of the Orange Tulip Scholarship
12 months for a one-year Master’s program.
Only at FASoS: 24 months for a two-year master’s program.
Amount of the Orange Tulip Scholarship 2023/24
The OTS scholarship covers 100% of the recipient’s tuition fees for the Master’s program. The period of the scholarship starts and ends on the dates indicated in the award letter. Please note: no additional allowance towards living costs or visa costs is granted.
€ 13,800; € 15,500 or € 16,800 depending on the tuition of your study program
Arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk.
Step 1: Register for one of the Master’s programs at the selected Faculty of Maastricht University for your Neso country. For further details on how to register for a Master’s program at UM, please see your prospective program’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via the Studied link, you will receive a student ID number for Maastricht University.
Step 2: Apply for the OTS scholarship via the website of the Nuffic Neso office in your country. You can find the links to the right website if you click on your Neso country in the table above.
Step 1: Your Neso Office checks that all applications are complete in May 2023 and sends the complete applications to the UM International Services Desk.
Step 2: The UM Faculties will do a competitive and excellence-based assessment of the complete applications and will inform the UM International Services Desk of the selected candidates by the end of May 2023.
Step 3: The UM International Services Desk will inform all applicants of the outcome. Your status will be selected, waitlisted, or rejected by the beginning of June 2023 at the latest. Waitlisted application statuses will be changed to selected or rejected half of June 2023.
Step 4: You must sign and return the award letter to the UM International Services Desk to accept the scholarship.
Applications will be open in November 2023.
Contact Neso Offices OTS
Apply to the official website