Fully Funded MENA 2024 Scholarship Programme
Explore education opportunities in the Netherlands through the fully funded MENA Scholarship for the MENA Scholarship Programme 2024. This program is currently accepting applications from eligible candidates in MSP countries worldwide. The initiative aims to provide scholarships to professionals interested in pursuing short courses in the Netherlands.
The primary objective of the MSP is to support the sustainable advancement of democratic transitions in the countries involved. Although the scholarship is granted to individuals, all potential candidates must receive a nomination from their employer in order to join the program. The necessity for training must be proven within the framework of the applicant’s employing organization.
The MENA Scholarship Programme offers an opportunity for professionals from eligible countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to enhance their skills through short courses in the Netherlands. With the aim of promoting sustainable democratic transitions in participating countries, the programme requires candidates to be nominated by their employers and demonstrate the relevance of the training to their respective organizations. By facilitating education and knowledge exchange, the MENA Scholarship Programme contributes to the development and progress of the region.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Funded by the 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.
Requirements and Eligibility Criteria for the MENA Scholarship Programme:
- 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 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.
- Syria (Syrians may only apply if they reside in one of the MSP eligible countries)
Application Procedures for the MENA Scholarship Programme (How to Apply):
If you’re interested in participating in the MENA Scholarship Programme 2024, make sure to carefully review the complete eligibility criteria. If you find that you meet the requirements, follow the steps outlined below to complete your application:
- Choose a course from the MSP course list.
- Get in touch with the Dutch higher education institution that is providing the chosen course. Inquire about:
- Course content
- Application deadline (deadlines may vary per Dutch institution)
- Application and selection procedures
- Online application form and required supporting documents
- Prepare your application along with the necessary supporting documents.
- Submit your application online through the Dutch institution offering the selected course.
Required Documents: As part of your application process, you’ll need to submit the following supporting documents:
- A copy of a valid passport
- A recent statement from your employer
- Depending on your country of employment, a government statement might be required.
Application Deadline: 11 October 2023
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