Deadline: November 30, 2016 | Views: 84,950

Location: Netherlands.
Type: Fully Funded.

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).

You can use an MSP scholarship for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study:
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Management and Accounting
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Natural sciences and Computer sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law Public Administration
  • Public order and Safety
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Communication and Arts

To be eligible for an MSP scholarship you:

  • 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 EP-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 organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations 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 organisations,
    • 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 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 (valid at least three months after the candidate’s submission date);
  • 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).

Scholarship Value:

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.

Application Process:

You need to apply directly at the Dutch higher education institution of your choice. 

  1. Check whether you are in the abovementioned target groups. 
  2. Check whether your employer will nominate you. 
  3. Download an overview of short courses eligible for an MSP scholarship:
    MSP course list November 2016(407 kB)
  4. Contact the Dutch higher education institution that offers the course of your choice to find out whether this course is eligible for an MSP scholarship and how to apply.

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

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