Orange Tulip Scholarship

About the Orange Tulip Scholarship at Radboud University

The Orange Tulip Scholarship programme, organised by Nuffic Neso, gives excellent students coming from India and Indonesia the opportunity to study at Radboud University. The scholarships are available for all English-taught Master’s programmes at Radboud University at the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Nijmegen School of Management (with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master’s programmes and joint-degree Master’s programmes).

The scholarship consists of a reduction of the institutional tuition fee for non-EEA students (to €2.314,- in 2023/2024). Also, visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance for your stay in the Netherlands (Aon Student Insurance) are covered. The Orange Tulip Scholarship is not a full scholarship and does not include living costs. You can find an indication of what international students should count on spending for one year of living and studying in the Netherlands, on our website.

For 2023/2024, a maximum of 4 Orange Tulip Scholarships are available: Nijmegen School of Management (1), Faculty of Science (2), Faculty of Social Sciences (1).

Additional information

  • The scholarship can be granted for a maximum duration of two years, depending on the duration of the master's programme.
  • In case you are selected as a scholarship recipient and you are admitted to a two-year Master's programme: to qualify for the grant again for the second year, you need to have passed all courses in the first year.
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship cannot be combined with the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship, Radboud Scholarship Programme or Fulbright-Radboud Scholarship. You can apply for more than one scholarship, but only one will be granted.
Eligible countries or regions
India, Indonesia
Duration of grant
Duration of Master's programme
Coverage of grant
Partial grant

In order to be eligible the scholarship, you:

  • are admitted to an English-taught Master’s degree programme at Radboud University, starting 1 September 2022 (and at the time of your scholarship application you need to have at least applied for this Master's programme at Radboud University)
  • have applied for an Orange Tulip Scholarship at your Nuffic NESO office before the deadline
  • have (will obtain) a Bachelor's degree achieved outside the Netherlands, have no degrees achieved in the Netherlands and did not receive any previous education in the Netherlands (exchange programmes excluded, provided that they are part of the bachelor degree achieved outside the Netherlands)
  • must be a citizen of India or Indonesia and should not currently be studying or working in the Netherlands
  • meet the English language proficiency requirement for the Master's programme you applied for at Radboud University
  • are not eligible for the lower EU/EEA tuition fee
The application deadline to apply for an Orange Tulip Scholarship through your Nuffic NESO office is 28 February 2023, 23:59 CEST. You must also have completed your application for the Master's programme at Radboud University via the online OSIRIS Application system before 28 February 2023, 23:59 CEST.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for Orange Tulip Scholarship. An incomplete application means that some information and/or documents are missing or illegible. Therefore, please be advised to submit your Master's programme application early February 2023 at the latest so that our Admissions Office has enough time to review your Master's application and inform you in case it is incomplete. We recommend you to hand in your proof of English proficiency before the deadline of 28 February 2023 as well.
You will be notified about the scholarship results by department Student Life and International Mobility before mid-April 2023.
Selection procedure

The selection of the scholarship recipients will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence
    - Outstanding study results in your present field of study, for example through grades, test scores, publications.
    - Relevancy of your previous degree to the master’s programme.
    - The ranking of the university where you obtained your previous degree(s).
  • Ambition
    - The quality and relevance of your motivation letter for the Master’s programme.
    - Show promise, based on previous achievements, performances and work in the relevant field of study.
    - Life experience and/or extracurricular activities such as internships or volunteering.
  • References
    - Quality of the recommendations in the two reference letters, preferably two academic references, please see these reference guidelines.

All students applying for the Orange Tulip Scholarship will be individually considered by the selection committee of the faculty they applied to. This selection is based on the criteria as mentioned above. Faculties may base their selection on other criteria as well; some study programmes hold interviews for example.

The costs of living and studying in The Netherlands are not covered by de scholarship. An indication for these  expenses can be found here:

Costs of living and studying

More information and contact

The Orange Tulip Scholarship programme is organized by Nuffic NESO. For more information on each national programme and the application procedure, please see this webpage.

For any further questions about this scholarship programme you may contact Student Life and International Mobility via scholarships [at] Please do not use this e-mail address for the application.

This scholarship is funded by the Profiling Fund of Radboud University. As such, the scholarship’s requirements are in accordance with the Profiling Fund’s regulations

Ask your question via Zoom

Do you have any questions about the Radboud Scholarship, the Radboud Encouragement Scholarship, or the Orange Tulip Scholarship? On the following dates and times, we will be available via Zoom to answer any questions you may have related to Radboud University’s scholarships. Please note that the times are in the Amsterdam timezone (Central European Time). You can join us on those dates, during those hours, via this Zoom link. No password is required.

Wednesday 11 January 2023, 10:00-11:00 CET
Wednesday 18 January, 2023, 16:00-17:00 CET
Wednesday 25 January 2023, 10:00-11:00 CET
Wednesday 1 February 2023, 16:00-17:00 CET
Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10:00-11:00 CET
Wednesday 15 February 2023, 16:00-17:00 CET
Wednesday 22 February 2023, 14:00-15:00 CET