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MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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The main aim of the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) scholarships is to contribute to the democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organizations, 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. The training course must help the organisation develop its capacity.

Application for the MSP takes place via Dutch institutions. Each deadline, these institutions provide a list of courses available for that deadline. The short courses on offer fall within several fields of study and have a duration of 2 to 12 weeks. The MSP scholarship programme is open to professionals who are nationals of - and living and working in - one of the countries listed below:

Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)