Orange Tulip Scholarship

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Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is designed for Indian students who wish to pursue higher education in the Netherlands. OTS program is available in 21 universities in the Netherlands and is applicable for foundation, bachelor’s, and master’s programs.

  • Not all UG or PG program(s) of participating universities are covered in OTS India.
    • Eligible program(s) are listed in the OTS scheme list of 2021-22.
  • Around 50 Orange Scholarships are awarded each year to Indian students.
    • The number of scholarships varies from university to university.
  • Academic performance and work experience are considered at the time of selection.
  • Deadlines for scholarship 2021-2022 session vary as per university. The upcoming deadline for a few universities on Feb 1, 2021.

The list of universities offering the Orange Tulip Scholarship may change every year. Therefore, students must check the OTS Scheme list for the names of participating universities. 


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered byGovernment bodies
OrganizationNuffic Neso Organization
Application Deadline Feb 01 ,2021
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
RenewabilityOne Time Payment
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.nesoindia.org/scholarships/orange-tulip-scholarship-programme

Eligibility Criteria

The foremost criteria to be eligible for Orange Scholarships is to secure admission in any one of the participating universities.

In addition to that, the applicants must fulfill the following requirements:


Application Process

Applicants are must be accepted at any of the eligible institutes for a full-time program or should be in the process of applying for universities in the Netherlands to avail Orange Tulip Scholarship.

How to apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarships?

The step-by-step process for the application is given below:

Step I: Choose a course and institution. Check whether both are present in the OTS program.

Step II: Check the entry requirements and begin the registration process with the chosen university.

Step III: After getting confirmation from the university (email/ confirmation online application).

Step IV: Download the Orange Tulip Scholarship India registration form from OTS official website.

Step V: Complete the OTS application form and submit the required documents.

  • Submit the application in Word or PDF format.
  • Send soft copies of the required documents as attachments.
  • The file size should not exceed 20 MB.

Step VI: Send the application package to ots@nesoindia.org.

  • The subject of the email should be: OTS 2020-2021 Application [scheme] - [your name]. Example: OTS 2020-2021 Application-Radboud University- Shreya Dey.
  • The filename of each document should have a clear name in English: [document name] - [applicant’s name]. Example: IELTS Score Sheet- Shreya Dey.

Selection Process

The selection of the Orange Tulip Scholarship India is based on the academic performance and work experience of an applicant.

The selection process for the OTS India program includes the following stages:

  1. Application Acceptance and Pre-selection via Nesco India: Based on specific requirements, Nesco will shortlist the candidates. Only complete files will be forwarded to the next phase.
  2. File Review and Selection of Recipients: OTS sponsor (company, university, government) will review the application files of shortlisted applicants.
  3. Announcement of Scholarship Recipients: Students selected for the scholarship are announced at the time of April and August. The OTS sponsors will inform Nesco India or the students directly.

Note: The waiting list and the applicants who did not pass the sponsor selection will receive a notification e-mail from Neso India/University.


Grant Details

Orange Tulip Scholarships are available for Indian students who wish to study in the Netherlands. The scholarship amount varies by university. It can be 100% of the total fees, or 50% or even 25% of the tuition fees depending on the sponsor.

Some scholarships might also cover only the cost of living, visa fees, etc.

The table below provides all the significant details regarding the Orange Tulip Scholarships:

Study LevelFoundation/ Bachelor’s/ Master’s
Eligible CandidatesIndian Nationals only
Number of Scholarshipsvariable
Study LengthOne year
Scholarship AwardComplete tuition fee waiver
Award DistributionAnnually

Out of several options, the Orange Tulip Scholarship Scheme is one of the most convenient methods for funding of study in the Netherlands.

FAQs

Ques. When is the registration deadline for Orange Tulip Scholarship India 2020-21?

Ans. The deadline for registration and submission of the Orange Tulip Scholarship 2020-21 March 1, 2020. For some universities, the time limit may be before or after the OTS general deadline.

Ques. What documents are required for OTS India?

Ans. All the participating Netherland universities have their own set of OTS India registration supporting documents. However, some of the common documents required are:

  • Academic transcripts
  • ELP test scores
  • An updated resume
  • Letters of reference
  • Admission offer from the university

Ques. How will I know whether or not I have secured the Orange Tulip Scholarship?

Ans. Once sponsors have selected the recipients of OTS India 2020-21, the list will be forwarded to the Nesco India. All applicants will receive an email informing them regarding the status of their application.

In the case of successful applicants, the email will also include the Offer Letter of the scholarship.

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