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University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, India 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 or Indonesia who have been admitted to one of the Master's programmes of the Faculty of Arts.


The Talent Grant offered is app. 50% of the annual tuition fee, to be paid in monthly installments. In 2019-2020 the monthly installment will be €450 per month.

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

Two grants per country (India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, 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 University of Groningen Talent Grant must confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions of the grant.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1 April 2019. 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-Talent Grant is part of the Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme. Application is done via the OTS programme offered by the Netherlands Education Support Offices (Neso’s).

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.

Last modified:12 September 2018 11.31 a.m.