Apply for MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) for Professionals from Middle East and North Africa

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) for Professionals from Middle East and North Africa

Brief Scholarship Description:

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands with a duration between two and twelve weeks.  The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Aim of The Scholarship:

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 the Netherlands.

While the scholarship is awarded to individuals, all candidates must be nominated by their employer to be able to participate. The need for training has to be demonstrated in the context of the organisation the applicant is employed by.

Host Institution:

Dutch Universities and academic institutions.

Field/Level of study:

Eligible short courses offered by Dutch Higher Education Institutions. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers that course to find out whether it is eligible for an MSP scholarship.

Target group:
The MSP is open to professionals who are nationals of - and living and working in - one of the countries listed below:


Scholarship Duration/Value/Inclusions:

An MSP scholarship is a contribution towards the costs of the selected short course and is intended to supplement the salary that the scholarship holder must continue to receive during the study period. The following items are covered: subsistence allowance, tuition fees, visa costs, international travel costs, medical insurance and allowance for study materials.

Eligibility Status:

Employers must nominate an applicant and motivate his or her application in a supporting letter. You must also meet the eligibility requirements of the short course you are applying for.

Application Guidelines:

You need to contact the institution that offers the course of your choice to ask for the application procedure. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the programmes, selection criteria, application procedures and deadlines.

It is very important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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