MENA Scholarship Programme 2015 in Netherlands
Deadline: November 4, 2014 | Views: 36
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is funding MENA scholarship programme for pursuing short courses in Netherlands. The MENA Scholarship Programme offers around 140 scholarships a year to professionals (with a maximum age of 45) and these scholarships are distributed proportionally among the ten participating countries. Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants. Scholarships are available for short courses with a duration between two and twelve weeks.
Scholarship Open for International Students of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Sryia and Tunisia can apply for this MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP).
The MENA Scholarship Programme offers around 140 scholarships a year to professionals. They are distributed proportionally among the participating countries. Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
What does it cover?
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
The allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover your living expenses during the study period.
How to Apply:
Applicants need to apply for an MSP scholarship directly at the Dutch education institution. Only the Dutch institution will provide information about the programmes, selection criteria, application procedures and deadlines.
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 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;
- must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
- 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.