MENA Scholarship Programme 2024

MENA Scholarship Programme 2024

MENA Scholarship Programme 2024

For the academic year 2024/2025 of the MENA Scholarship Program, applications from appropriately qualified international students are invited. Candidate postgraduates are eligible for this program.

This fully-funded. scholarship is an opportunity offered to qualified international postgraduates candidates. This scholarship is sponsored by Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic and is to be taken at The Netherlands. The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to sustainable democratic transition in the participating countries. 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 organization the applicant is employed by.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the Netherlands’ ministry responsible for foreign relations, foreign policy, international development, international trade, diaspora and matters dealing with the European Union, NATO and the Benelux Union. The ministry was created in 1798, as the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Batavian Republic. In 1876, it became the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is the head of the ministry and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands, the incumbent acting minister is Wopke Hoekstra. The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is a minister without portfolio within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its incumbent minister is Liesje Schreinemacher.

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Scholarship Summary:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic.

Scholarships to be taken at: The Netherlands.

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarships.

Scholarship level: Postgraduate

Number of Awards: Several.

Scholarship Worth: Fully-Funded.

Nationality: International Students.

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for MENA Scholarship Programme 2024:

  • 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 format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
  • One must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff development. Organizations 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 organization; – bilateral donor organizations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid); – multilateral donor organizations, (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).
  • 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.

Eligible Countries

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Syria (Syrians may only apply if they reside in one of the MSP eligible countries)
  • Tunisia

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Application Procedures for the 2024/2025 MENA Scholarship Programme (how to apply):

If you are interested in the MENA Scholarship Programme 2024, be sure to review the full eligibility Criteria and then if you meet them, proceed with the following steps (below) 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 documents
  • Submit your online application via the Dutch institution offering the course

Documents Requirements: As part of your application you will be asked to submit the following supporting documents – a valid passport copy, a current statement from your employer, and depending on your country of employment; a government statement.

Application Deadline: 11 October 2023

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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