Nuffic MENA Scholarship Programme to Study in the Netherlands 2018!
Applications are now open for the Nuffic MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP). The MSP offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands with the overall aim 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. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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.
An MSP scholarship is a contribution towards the costs for the tuition fees, visa, travel and insurance during the study period.
- The MSP is open to professionals who are nationals of – and living and working in – one of the countries listed below:
- Syria * – 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.
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 formal Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the formal must be endorsed in the statement;
- one must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staffdevelopment. Organisations that are considered to have their own means of staff development are for example:
- multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);
- large national and/or a large commercial organisation;
- bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);
- multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB);
- international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
- 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);
- the age of the MSP candidate must not exceed 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.
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 documents
- Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course
Deadline: The application deadlines differ per Dutch institution. Contact the institution directly for information about application deadlines and procedures.
The scholarships are awarded in a competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organization. Candidates whom have been nominated will be informed of the outcome of the selection by the Dutch institution.