Application for this combined VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) / Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme is open for talented, motivated students from Neso countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam

Scholarship details

Scholarships available

The number of scholarships varies per country:

  • Brazil: 2
  • China: 2
  • India: 2
  • Indonesia: 8
  • Mexico: 2
  • Russia: 2
  • South Africa: 4
  • South Korea: 2
  • Vietnam: 2

Please note: for South African students this is a combined OTS/VUFP/Holland Scholarship application.

Value of the scholarship

100% of the tuition fee

Duration of scholarship

12 months

Students following a 2-year programme can apply for VUFP/OTS for the 2nd year if they meet the requirements. Students must obtain 100% of the required study credits to be eligible for a 2nd-year scholarship.


Academic requirement

Bachelor's degree

English level

Additional requirements

See the VU website for all the requirements.

Working experience needed?

No, working experience is not a requirement.

More information

Contact persons

Four Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam:

For India, Mexico and Russia:


VU scholarships information page

How to apply

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Documentation to provide

You have to apply for the VUFP as well as OTS, since the nominations will be done by the same committee.

You can only apply for OTS after you have submitted the complete application for the master’s programme and for the VUFP scholarship.

Please check carefully for all the requirements.

South African students

South African students need to write a motivation letter using this format:
Format motivation letter VUFP - OTS South Africa (141.74 kB) (141.74 kB)

Please note that this letter is different from the general motivation letter for the programme as it focuses on the reasons why you think you need to be selected for OTS.

Terms and conditions

By applying for OTS you agree to the Orange Tulip Scholarship terms and conditions.

Apply for OTS