Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding MENA scholarship programme for pursuing short courses in Netherlands. 140 scholarships are offered a year to professionals (with a maximum age of 45) of the ten participating countries and half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organisations. It coordinates and carries out Dutch foreign policy. The Ministry has two halves: its headquarters in The Hague and its missions abroad (embassies, consulates, and permanent representations).
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for selected short courses at educational institutions in the Netherlands.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study.
List of Subjects: Economics, commerce, management and accounting, Agriculture and environment, Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science; Engineering; Law, public administration, public order and safety and Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts.
Scholarship Award: An MSP scholarship is a contribution to the costs of the selected short course and should supplement your salary which you must continue to receive during the study period. The scholarship covers:
- Subsistence allowance
- International travel costs
- Visa costs
- Course fee
- Medical insurance
- Allowance for study materials
- The allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover your living expenses during the study period.
Scholarship can be taken in Netherlands
Eligibility: To be eligible for an MSP scholarship, applicant:
- Must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application;
- Must have an employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format Must be endorsed in the statement;
- Must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development. Organizations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example: multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), large national and/or a large commercial organizations, bilateral donor organizations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), multilateral donor organizations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
- Must have an official and valid passport;
- Must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
- Must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
- Must not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.
Nationality: Students from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia can apply for this MENA Scholarship Programme (currently applications from Oman and Syria will not be accepted).
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Candidates must be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application.
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. When you are certain that you are eligible for an MSP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
Follow these steps to apply:
- Select a course on the MSP course list
- Contact the Dutch higher education institution that is offering the course for information on:
- Course content
- The application deadline (deadlines can differ per Dutch institution)
- The application and selection procedures
- The online application form and the supporting documents
- Prepare your application and the supporting documents1
- Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course
Application Deadline: Applicants need to apply directly at the Dutch higher education institution of their choice.