VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2020-2021

Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


City Amsterdam
OTS Scholarship programmes

Two full (100%) scholarships

Tuition fee: depending on the programme  see:

    • Specific study programmes: All English taught master programmes are eligible for the OTS
Deadline for application

1 February 2020

Duration of the scholarship 

First year of the programme (12 months)

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

Contact details

Henny Smit

+31 20 5986086

Academic requirement Bachelor’s degree
English Level TOEFL iBT/ IELTS (see for the level the specific programme)
Working experience Working experience is not a requirement
Additional requirements
  • GPA, see minimum requirements
  • OTS is part of our VUFP programme meaning that students have to apply for VUFP as well since the nominations will be done by the same committee. Only after submitting the complete application for the programme and the VUFP scholarship will students be able to apply for OTS.
  • For more detailed information see our website. Important is that students do also apply for the VUFP scholarship, this is an absolute requirement


Documentation for OTS

  • Orange Tulip Scholarship application form
  • Proof that the admission process with VU has started


More about VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 120 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Masters and doctoral level to 23,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 78 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is the second language spoken. The campus is surrounded by one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands hosting over 700 companies.

With more than 23,000 students, of which 3000 are international, the university conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. As a student, this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek tangible solutions for a better world. In addition, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as a source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

The VU Fellowship programme sponsors the Orange Tulip Scholarship programme. It is now possible for excellent students from Brazil, China, Indonesia, South-Korea, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Afrika and Russia to apply for this highly selective VUFP / OTS scholarship. Students will need to apply for a VUFP scholarship as well. Please read the requirements carefully on

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