Orange Tulip Scholarship Program for Chinese Students in Holland 2016

Deadlines: May 1, 2016

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Orange Tulip Scholarship Program for Chinese Students in Holland 2016


For the upcoming 2016/2017 academic year, 25 Dutch higher education institutions are going to offer 73 scholarships with a total value of € 860,000 to Chinese top talents.  It almost covers all fields of studies.


The Orange Tulip Scholarship China Programme was launched in September 2008. It not only aims to create opportunities for talented Chinese students to study in Holland, but also to improve the competitive position of the Netherlands in international education market of China and to promote the Netherlands as an ideal studying and working destination. With the close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Neso China intends to further expand the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme by involving more sponsors and increasing the number of study programmes. Dutch higher education institutions and companies are encouraged to participate into this programme.


In general, students must meet the following basic criteria to apply for the OTS programme:

  • You are a citizen of People's Republic of China, including Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR .

  • You currently are not studying or working in the Netherlands.

  • You are intend to pursue a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a Dutch university (preparatory and exchange programmes are excluded).

  • You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice.

  • You are in the process of applying for or already admitted by specific Dutch universities.


In order to apply for the OTS programme, applicants have to prepare the following documents and upload them through the OTS Online application System.

  • Online application form (all sponsors require this)

  • The proof that the admission process with the Dutch institution has started (all sponsors require this)

  • Curriculum Vitae in English (some sponsors require this)

  • 2 (some are 3) recommendation letters in English with the signature of the writer (some sponsors require this)

You may click here to apply.

For more information, please visit the NesoChina website here.

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