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Orange Tulip Scholarship (South Africa)

Partial tuition fee waiver for outstanding South African students admitted to a one-year Master's program at Tilburg University.

The application deadline has now passed. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to apply for this scholarship for the academic year 2022-2023. As soon as more information is available about the scholarship options for the academic year 2023-2024, we will update this website.

About the Tilburg - Orange Tulip Scholarship (South Africa)

The Orange Tulip Scholarship program (OTS) gives talented South African students the opportunity to study in the Netherlands with a partial tuition fee waiver. Tilburg University offers four of these scholarships, one for each School (TLS, TSHD, TSB and TiSEM).

Benefits of the Scholarship (2022-2023)

Scholarship recipients will receive a partial tuition fee waiver and will pay a tuition fee of € 4,450.

Who can apply? 

Applicants must meet the following basic criteria to apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship (South Africa):

  • You must have South African nationality;
  • You have a degree from a non-Dutch university;
  • You must have excellent study results in your Bachelor's (or Master's) degree program. As an indication, you must have graduated (or can prove that you are going to graduate) with an average result of at least 80% or must be among the 10% of your class;
  • You must currently be undergoing the admission process or be already admitted to a one-year Master’s program at Tilburg University (see eligible Master’s programs);
  • You have not previously studied or worked in the Netherlands. Applicants currently living in the Netherlands, including Tilburg University pre-Master's students accepted onto a Master’s program, cannot be considered for this scholarship.

Eligible Master’s Programs

All one-year Master’s programs except double degree/joint programs.

Application Procedure

The Scholarship procedure is as follows:

Step 1: Applicants must apply for admission to Tilburg University for a one-year Master's program (except double degree / joint programs) by March 1, 2022 and must be admitted to this program by April 1, 2022.

Step 2: Applicants must apply for the Orange Tulip Scholarship (South Africa) via NESO South Africa by April 1, 2022.

Selection Procedure

Step 1: NESO South Africa will review the applications and forward applicants’ details to the Scholarship Coordinator at Tilburg University.

Step 2: The Scholarship Coordinator will coordinate the selection of scholarship recipients. 

Please note: during the selection procedure, preference will be given to applicants who are either unconditionally admitted to a Master’s program OR those whose graduation is the only outstanding admission condition.

Step 3: The Scholarship Coordinator will inform all applicants of the scholarship awards by mid-May 2022.

Your application status will be selected, waitlisted or rejected.

Step 4: The successful applicants must confirm acceptance of the scholarship.

The Scholarship Coordinator will reallocate any scholarships to applicants on the waiting list, if scholarships have not been accepted.