Zuyd is a university of applied sciences (with over 40 bachelor’s and 12 master’s degree programmes), offering highly rated education and applied research with a strong orientation to professional practice. Our university is located in the southeast of the Netherlands and is one of the larger universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands.

At its campuses in the city of Maastricht, Zuyd offers bachelor's and master's degree programmes that welcome international students, for four-year study programmes as well as for study exchange programmes.

Inspired by its strategic location in the heart of Europe, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences trains students for international careers. We actively support and facilitate international work placements and study abroad programmes for all students. Our internationally oriented courses, foreign language training and intercultural awareness classes prepare students for the globalising job market.Our university cooperates extensively with educational institutions all over the world and companies both in our region and abroad.

Despite the large student numbers -Zuyd has approx. 15,000 students of more than 40 nationalities-the study programmes feel comfortably small-scale and personal in set-up. Students work in small groups with approachable lecturers, to stimulate interaction and active learning. The programmes offer a well-balanced mix of lectures, projects, group and individual assignments. All programmes taught in English have international classrooms in which students are challenged to experience the values of cultural diversity.

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is located in the southernmost part of the country, where the borders of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet. Cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, London and Cologne are within easy reach. At this crossroads of countries, cultures and languages it offers an international and vibrant learning environment to students.

Over 10% of Maastricht’s residents are students, almost half of whom come from abroad. The city is one of the most popular study destinations in the Netherlands for international students. In the historic city centre you will find all a student needs: bars, restaurants and many shops. There is plenty of entertainment for an active student life with great theatres, cinemas, festivals, jazz cafés and sports facilities for students. Maastricht is a relatively small and safe city with an international flair.

Eligible programmes

  • European Studies BA
  • Hospitality Management BA
  • Interdisciplinary Arts BA
  • International Business BA
  • Music BA / MA
  • Interior Architecture MA

Scholarship details

Scholarships available

2 scholarships per country, for students from:

  • Russia
  • Indonesia

Value of the scholarship

Tuition fee: € 3,600 (maximum)

Duration of scholarship

Entire duration of the studies


Academic requirement

  • High school diploma
  • Bachelor applicable as requirement for the Master programmes

English level

  • TOEFL iBT Min. score: 80
  • IELTS Min. score: 6
  • Cambridge Certificate Min. score: FCE Grade C Scale 169-172

Working experience needed?

No, working experience is not a requirement.

More information

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How to apply

Application deadline

1 April 2022

Documentation to provide

  • Orange Tulip Scholarship application form
  • Proof that the admission process with the Dutch institution has started
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Recommendation letters
  • Motivation letter specifically written for OTS. This letter is different than the general motivation letter for the programme as it focuses on the reasons why you think you need to be selected for OTS
  • Budget plan

Terms and conditions

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

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