MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Important details

Requirements









 

  • 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;
  • You must have an employer’s statement;
  • You must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. 
  • You have an official and valid passport (valid at least three months after the candidate's submission date);
  • You have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);
  • You must not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.
Nationality
Participating faculty
Level of study
  • Short courses

Scholarship / Grant in €

Differs per situation
 

Deadline
 

Differs per course, please check the IHS faculty website (see below).
(2017/2018 deadline has passed.)

More details & contact

Website: IHS scholarships & Grants
Website: Study in Holland - MENA Scholarship Programme

Application - MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Check whether you are in the above mentioned target groups; 
  2. Check whether your employer will nominate you;
  3. Download an overview of short courses eligible for an MSP scholarship on the StudyinHolland website;
  4. Contact IHS who offers the course of your choice to find out how to apply.

Deadline: differs per faculty


Background information

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten MSP 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 organisations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study. 

 

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  • In order to filter out the scholarships you might be able to apply for, take the following steps:

    1. Select on this page your current situation.
      By clicking on one of the situations, the scholarship overview that applies to you will be shown;
    2. All the basic requirements of the scholarship are mentioned in the table of the scholarship overview page. Check for country and region eligibility, study level and faculty specific information;
    3. Click on one of the scholarships for more details;
    4. To apply, follow the given application instructions.
  • Follow the application instructions on the scholarship detail page, by clicking on one of the scholarships in the overview table.
  • In Holland, higher education is subsidized, which means that tuition fees can be kept relatively low, especially compared with the United Kingdom and the United States. Because of this, we do not have an extensive scholarship programme. This doesn't mean we don't have them at all though, so make sure to have a closer look.
  • Your changes are slim, meaning that most students won't gain a scholarship. There are hundreds of new students each year, but there is not an equal amount of scholarships available. But you never know, you might just be one of the lucky (chosen) ones. As long as you take into account that you may have to arrange financial aid in a different way, you're fine.
  • Most of the requirement apply to:
     

    1. Study results / being an excellent student;
    2. Being able to demonstrate your ambition;
    3. Level of study;
    4. Obtained diplomas;
    5. Country of origin.
  • First, select on the Scholarships and grants page if you're a student planning to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) or whether you're already studying at EUR and thinking about going on exchange.

    After selecting one of these options, you'll land on a page with a scholarship overview applicable to your situation.

  • Preparing an application for a scholarship can be time consuming. Deadlines can be as early as January, so make sure to plan ahead. Start looking for scholarships 6-12 months in advance.

  • That depends on the scholarship. The scholarship may be a partial tuition fee waiver which means you still need to pay tuition fee. Please check the criteria of your scholarship carefully.

  • In a lot of cases you will receive the scholarship for only one year. Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises. Think about ways to finance your 2nd and/or 3rd year in advance.