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Orange Tulip Scholarship South Africa

The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from South Africa the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering one scholarship with a value of EUR 22,000.

This scholarship is highly selective, offering one scholarship for the academic year 2022/2023. This scholarship is excluded for e-courses and joint programmes.

Scholarship value

Please note: This scholarship is meant as a compensation for study related costs. It is up to the scholarship student to decide how to spend the money. No costs (e.g. tuition fees) will be paid on your behalf.

Value: EUR 22,000.

TWO YEAR STUDY PROGRAMME

In case of a 2-year study programme, students can receive an additional OTS of an amount equal to the first year to cover the expenses of the second year. However, the scholarship will only be continued during the second year when students meet the following requirements:

  • After receiving the grade results of the third quartile of the first academic year you must have obtained a minimum of 30 EC with a CGPA of 70 or more.

eligible programmes and countries

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Business Administration

In today’s evolving world it makes no sense to do business as usual. This Master’s turns you into an innovative, entrepreneurial business leader who prepares businesses for the challenges of tomorrow.

Business Information Technology

This Master’s helps you to become an expert in IT-based business innovation, able to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work with the use of IT.

Chemical Science & Engineering

This Master’s will help you to develop novel chemical processes, materials and molecules and contribute to innovations that benefit our society in areas such as health, water, food and sustainability.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

Are you fascinated by learning, but not necessarily dreaming of becoming a teacher? Engage in educational breakthroughs in schools and/or organisations as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Electrical Engineering

This master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This master’s focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

To understand human behaviour means to understand the world. This Master’s will deepen your understanding of human behaviour in order to design effective solutions to societal problems.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Spatial Engineering

Natural disasters, poverty, food shortage, epidemics, climate change: learn to tackle society’s greatest and most complex challenges with the use of spatial data.

Sustainable Energy Technology

Do you feel called upon to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable energy transition? Become an expert in the development, implementation and integration of sustainable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • South Africa

Application deadline

  • 1 May 2022

Application requirements

In order to be eligible for the Orange Tulip South Africa Scholarship as part of the University of Twente Scholarship Programme, you should meet all the requirements below:

  • Application for a UT scholarship is a procedure separate from the application for the programme entry at the University of Twente. Regardless of funding, you will need to gain an admission first.
  • You have been (provisionally) admitted to one of the qualifying UT Master programmes starting in the academic year 2022/2023.
  • You must have a UT student number.
  • You have not graduated from a UT graduate programme.
  • You comply with the conditions for obtaining and entry visa in the Netherlands (if applicable).
  • You comply with the general English language test requirement Academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL iBT of 90) and an additional 6.0 (TOEFL iBT 20) on the subscore of speaking skills.
  • You are not eligible for a Dutch study loan.
  • The University of Twente Scholarship is a scholarship for excellent students. Typically, this means that you belong to the best 5 to 10 percent of your class.

Important: You also have to apply for the OTS South Africa scholarship at the NUFFIC Neso Office in South Africa to complete the application procedure. The deadline for this application at NUFFIC Neso Office is 1 May 2022, since NUFFIC Neso Office has to process all data and forward it to the University of Twente for processing.

Please note: The OTS is not available for current UT students.

How to apply

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Applying to the Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme should be done directly via the University of Twente / Osiris. Once you have passed the pre-selection you will be nominated to the scholarship selection committee at the University of Twente. As the scholarship programme is highly competitive only the most talented candidate will be granted an OTS South Africa scholarship.

Please note: that you also have to apply for the OTS South Africa scholarship at the NUFFIC Neso Office in South Africa to complete the application procedure.

 

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For more information on the OTS programme, check the Nuffic Neso South Africa website.