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MENA programme for Short Courses in Netherlands, 2019

MENA programme for Short Courses in Netherlands, 2019

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding MENA program for pursuing short courses in the Netherlands. The studentships are offered a year to professionals (with a maximum age of 45) of the ten participating countries and half of the opportunities 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 organizations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study.



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A fine educational program to study in Netherlands.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the channel through which the Dutch Government communicates with foreign governments and international organizations. 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).

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department: NA
Course Level: Selected short courses at educational institutions
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria* and Tunisia
The program can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: The MSP is open to professionals who are nationals of – and living and working in – one of the countries listed below:
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Morocco
    • Syria *
    • Tunisia
      MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries listed.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for an MSP scholarship:
  • One must be a professional and national of, and living and working in one of the countries
    on the MSP country list valid at the time of application
  • One must have a current employer’s statement that complies with the format Nuffic has
    provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the
    the format must be endorsed in the statement
  • One must have an official and valid passport (valid at least 3 months after the candidate
    submission date)
  • One must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in
    which the employer is established (if applicable)

How to Apply

  • 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 opportunity . 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
  • 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.

Application Deadline: Applicants need to apply directly to the Dutch higher education institution of their choice.

  • The current application round opened on 5 September 2019. The Mena programme (MSP) November 2019 deadline is de last deadline. The current contract ends on 31 December 2019.
  • This application round is for short courses starting between 23 February 2020 and 27 July 2020.

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