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University of Groningen Orange Tulip Scholarship/Talent Grant of Faculty of Arts

Selection criteria

Purposes:Master programme
Programmes:Archaeology MA, American Studies MA, Applied Linguistics MA, History and Heritage Consultancy MA, English Literature and Culture MA, European Integration MA, Global Governance MA, International Relations (research), International Security MA, Journalism MA, Modern History and International Relations MA (research), Writing, Editing and Mediation MA, History of Architecture and Town Planning MA, Information Science MA, History Today MA, East Asian Studies MA, Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics MA, Multilingualism MA, Middle Eastern Studies MA, International Political Economy MA
Countries of Origin:Indonesia, India

Additional information

Eligible candidates:

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, India, Brazil or Indonesia, starting a Master’s programme at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

For whom?

Students from Mexico, Russia, China, India, Brazil or Indonesia who have been admitted to one of the Master's programmes of the Faculty of Arts.

Grant information:

The Talent Grant offers a contribution towards the costs of study at the University of Groningen, to be paid in monthly installments. In 2020-2021 the monthly installment will be €450 per month.

The grant is awarded for the duration of the Master’s degree programme. (12 months / 18 monts or 24 monts, depending on the duration of the progamme).

Two grants per country (India, Indonesia, Russia) are available each year.

Terms and conditions

1. The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport from the country of origin and therefore has to pay the tuition fee II.

2. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a University of Groningen master’s degree or participating in another scholarship programme which covers tuition fee and/or living costs (e.g. Erasmus + /EMA 2/ NFP/ Erik Bleumink Fund). It is possible to apply for the Holland Scholarship together with the Orange Tulip Scholarship.

3. Students who are awarded a Orange Tulip Scholarship/Talent Grant must confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions of the grant.

Selection process:

A selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit. Decisions as to eligibility for awarding a scholarship are made in April/May. Students will be informed as soon as possible about their application for a Grant.

Please note

As the OTS/Talent Grant not covers the complete tuition fee, you should acquire additional funding in order to fully finance your study.

One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. The University of Groningen advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. € 10.000 to € 14.000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

Grant provider:

University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts

Available positions:

2 grants per country ( lndia, ndonesia, Russia) available each year.


The application deadline is 1 April 2021. Please make sure you submit your complete scholarship application at the NESO office in your country at the latest on this date. You also need to apply for the Master programme of your choice directly at the University. Without a complete application for the Master programme, your Orange Tulip application will not be considered.


The University of Groningen-Faculty of Arts participates in the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme. Application is done via the OTS programme offered by the Netherlands Education Support Offices (Neso’s) (see below)

More information: Check out the application details via Nuffic Neso’s in Indonesia  or India
Last modified:21 October 2022 12.53 p.m.