South-Africa-specfic information

The information on this page is for South African and Southern African students. For more general information please return to the homepage.

Neso South Africa covers a broad range of activities:

  • initiating and facilitating cooperation in the knowledge sector between South African and Dutch stakeholders;
  • promoting and providing information on study programmes in the Netherlands;
  • supporting the mobility of Dutch students to South Africa particularly through internship opportunities;
  • maintaining the NL alumni network and work together with Southern African partners on capacity development through the Orange Knowledge Programme.

Visa requirements

When you come to the Netherlands for studying or research you might need a visa or work permit. Get prepared and check which procedure applies to you.


Neso South Africa provides support for scholarships specifically for South African/Southern African students:

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Orange Knowledge Programme

NRF-Nuffic Doctoral Programme


The NL alumni Association of South Africa (HAASA) is an online community where NL alumni in South Africa can connect, share and discover the alumni activities that take place in South Africa.

Register to join the NL alumni Community in South Africa today, and follow the calendar for events near you!


Nuffic Neso South Africa

210 Florence Ribeiro Avenue
New Muckleneuk
Pretoria 0181
South Africa

Phone: +27 12 346 0982

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