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Nuffic/MSP MENA Scholarship Programme to Study in the Netherlands 2018

Nuffic/MSP MENA Scholarship Programme to Study in the Netherlands 2018

Deadline: Varies per Dutch Institution

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) is open for applications. MSP offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 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, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation the applicant is employed by. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. A candidate for the MSP, must therefore be nominated by an employer to participate in the programme.

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Eligibility

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.

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.
  • the candidate must not receive more than one MSP scholarship for courses that take place at the same time.

Application

Application for the MSP takes place via Dutch institutions. Each deadline, these institutions provide a list of courses available for that deadline. The short courses on offer fall within several fields of study, and have a duration of 2 to 12 weeks.

Follow these steps to apply:

1. Select a course on the MSP course list

2. Contact the Dutch 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

3. Prepare your application and the supporting documents

4. Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course

With your online application, you will be asked to upload a valid passport copy, a current statement from your employer, and depending on your country of employment; a government statement.

For more information, visit MENA Scholarship.

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