Orange Tulip Scholarship
The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is intended for students from several Neso (Netherlands Education Support Offices) countries who want to study in the Netherlands. At Maastricht University the OTS grants are available for certain faculties combined with two Neso countries.
The scholarships are managed and promoted by the Neso offices in the participating countries. On their websites you can find detailed information in your own 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 at which faculty you can apply for a participating programme in combination with your Neso country.
|FASoS, FHML, LAW, SBE|
|FASoS, LAW, SBE|
Faculty abbreviations: FASoS = Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / FHML = Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences / LAW = Faculty of Law / SBE = School of Business and Economics
Who is eligible?
- 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 programme at the corresponding faculty for your Neso country.
The applications for applying for the Orange Tulip Scholarship open on 1 November 2022 and are open up to and including 1 April 2023.
Amount of the Orange Tulip Scholarship 2023/24
The OTS scholarship covers 100% of the recipient’s tuition fees for the master’s programme. 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.
|Tuition fees||At cost||Arranged for and paid by the UM International Services Desk|
Step 1: apply for one of the master’s programmes at the selected faculty of Maastricht University for your Neso country. For further details on how to apply for a master’s programme at UM, please see your prospective programme’s webpage. Once you have submitted your application via Studielink, 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||Apply for a master's
programme on Studielink.nl
|Step 2||Apply for the OTS on the
website of your Neso Office
in the table above
Step 2: the Maastricht University 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 mid-June 2023.
Step 4: you must sign and return the award letter to the UM International Services Desk to accept the scholarship.