MENA Scholarship Programme for Short Courses at Institutions in Netherlands and The MSP course list for the April 2018 deadline will be published in February 2018. The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. After formal publication of the subsidy and policy outline in the Dutch Staatscourant, the start of MSP will be confirmed. Please note that all information on MSP is conditional until that time. AimThe 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. Full details:
School:Institutions in Netherlands | Netherlands
Level:Short Courses Programme.
Field(s): Subjects are water management, business administration and management, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, geographical information science
Funded by: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Beneficiaries(Target Group):Scholarship is Open for Students of Following Countries: Algeria,Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Syria,Tunisia.
Benefits(Value / Inclusions):
‣ Number of awards offered:Each year around 120 scholarships are available, which are proportionally distributed among the participating countries.
‣ Duration of Awards:The programme will run between January and December 2013. All courses will be conducted in 2013and have a duration of between two and twelve weeks.
‣ What does it cover? A MENA scholarship is a contribution to 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:
‣ The allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover one person’s living expenses during the study period. The scholarship holders must cover any other costs from their own resources.
‣ MENA scholarship can be used for a number of selected short courses offered by education institutions in the Netherlands.
‣ The institutions provide professional training at post-secondary level in several fields of study. There is a list of selected short courses in chapter 10 of this brochure.
To qualify for MENA Scholarship Programme for Short Courses , candidates must fulfill the following requirements
The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45 years) who are nationals of -and living and working in one of the selected countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria* and Tunisia.
MSP is not currently open to applicants applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries on the list.
To be eligible for an MSP scholarship: 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 staff-
development. 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.
Scholarship Application Method
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 documents1
Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course For any questions on the application -and selection procedures please contact the Dutch institution directly [hyperlink].
If your application meets all the course admission requirements and the MSP eligibility criteria, you can be nominated by the Dutch institution for a scholarship. If your application is nominated by a Dutch institution; the steps are as follows:
The Dutch institution will submit a grant request to Nuffic requesting funding for eligible applications. - The Netherlands Embassy will check the applications on their eligibility, and will assess the applications based on the eligibility criteria and the Embassy country focus areas. - Only eligible applications will be taken in to further consideration. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected. - The selection will be determined by the available deadline budget, the number of applicants and the quality and suitability of the applications. Ideally half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants. 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.