An annual survey among all university students in the Netherlands showed that between 2010 and 2020, Radboud students were the most satisfied with their university, based on aspects such as the quality of education, the guidance provided by teachers, and study facilities. In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to a professor and PhD student connected to Radboud University.

Radboud University enrolls just over 22,000 students in more than 100 study programmes. The university is constantly strengthening the international character of its programmes. The diverse backgrounds of those who study and teach at the university help our common objective: to achieve the highest possible quality in education and research.

Why study at Radboud University?

  • Individual responsibility, independence and small-scale classes are fundamental to our education.
  • Radboud is 1 of only 2 Dutch universities with a campus, and it’s the most beautiful and forested one.
  • As one of only a few Dutch universities, we assist you with finding accommodation.
  • Each international student will be offered a free Dutch course.


  • Times Higher Education World University (2022): 139
  • ARWU/Shanghai Ranking (2022): 102
  • QS ranking (2023): 232


If you apply for admission to a master's degree programme and the OTS scholarship before 28 February 2023, Radboud University will assist you in finding housing in Nijmegen. And just before the programmes start, you can expect to receive a warm welcome during the orientation week, organised especially to get to know the university, fellow students, and the city.

A student-friendly city

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, but: ‘old city, young vibe’. It is a lively university city in the heart of Western Europe and just 1,5 hour away from the Dutch capital Amsterdam and a few hours from Paris, London and Berlin. The city is surrounded by a beautiful varied countryside, with forest, polders and riverside beaches. It is a friendly and safe place to live and study.

Eligible programmes

All English-taught full-time Master's programmes with the exception of Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, joint or double degree Master's programmes.

Scholarship details

Scholarships available

2 scholarship per country for students from:

  • India
  • Indonesia

Value of the scholarship

  • Total value of the scholarship (per scholarship): between € 13,800 and € 19,800
  • Tuition fee reduction to € 2,209
  • Visa costs: actual costs
  • Insurance costs

Duration of scholarship

Entire duration of the studies (12 or 24 months)


Academic requirement

Bachelor’s degree

English level

  • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 90
  • IELTS minimum score: 6.5
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam / Cambridge Proficiency Exam minimum score: C

Please note: the English language tests and the minimum test scores needed for each Master's programme may differ. Therefore, always check the language admission requirements of your specific master's programme.

You must provide proof of English proficiency through adequate test results before 1 June 2023, but preferably before the scholarship deadline of 28 February.

Working experience needed?

No, working experience is not a requirement.

Additional requirements

  • In order to receive the scholarship, you need to be admitted to a Master's programme at Radboud University (and at the time of your scholarship application you need to have at least applied).
  • Please note that you need a non-Dutch Bachelor's degree from a research university to be eligible to the Master's programme.
  • Students holding a nationality that makes them eligible for the lower European tuition fees are excluded from receiving an Orange Tulip Scholarship. More information about tuition fee can be found on the institution's website.
  • The OTS is only available for Master's programmes starting in September 2023

More information

How to apply

Application deadline

28 February 2023

Applicants must have completed their request for admission via our online OSIRIS application system before 28 February 2023.

For Master’s at the Faculty of Medical Sciences the deadline is 31 January 2023

Documentation to provide

  • Orange Tulip Scholarship application form
  • Proof that the admission process with the Dutch institution has started
  • Curriculum Vitae in English.
  • 2 recommendation letter. If these documents also have to be submitted for the master application at Radboud University, they may be the same document
  • Student number at Radboud University. Students receive this number in the first email after they start an application

Terms and conditions

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

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