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MENA Scholarship Programme in the Netherlands

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia
Scholarship: subsistence, tuition fees, visa costs, international travel costs, medical insurance and study materials


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used 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 organizations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study. Scholarships are available for short courses with a duration between two and twelve weeks. 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 Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, 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.
  • 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.


An MSP scholarship is a contribution towards 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: subsistence, tuition fees, visa costs, international travel costs, medical insurance and study materials

How to apply?

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.

For more information, visit official web-page or download the call.