2014 MENA Scholarship Programme to study in Holland.


Deadline: February 14 2014

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers around 140 scholarships a year to professionals. The scholarships can be used for selected short courses in the Netherlands.

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) was initiated by the  Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which also fully funds the programme.  The MSP was set up in 2007 as a result of the growing interest, both  in the Arab world and the Netherlands, in strengthening mutual ties  in the areas of education, culture and trade.
The programme enables professionals from ten selected countries to  do a short course in the Netherlands. The scholarships are  proportionally distributed among the participating countries. Ideally,  half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.

For Whom:


  • The MENA Scholarships are distributed proportionally among the ten participating countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia). Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
  • The MSP target group consists of professionals (with a maximum  age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the selected  countries.
  • While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for training  must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the  applicant works.
  • The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. This means that employers must nominate an applicant and  motivate his or her application in a supporting letter.

Scholarship Worth:

  • Subsistence allowance,
  • Tuition fees,
  • Visa costs,
  • International travel costs,
  • Medical insurance

Selected courses

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 science;
  • Engineering;
  • Law, public administration, public order and safety;
  • Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts.

The short courses are offered by educational institutions in the Netherlands, which provide professional training at post-secondary level.


All courses have a duration of between two and twelve weeks and will start between June 2014 and February 2015.

How to apply

Applications for the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) should be submitted to the Netherlands Embassy in your own country before the scholarship application deadline.

The application form should be accompanied by the following necessary documents

  • Evidence of proficiency in speaking and writing the language of instruction;
  • An employer’s statement (download the requirements below);
  • A complete copy of your passport or other official identity document;
  • Certified copies of educational records in English or French (provide translations if necessary);
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) in English;
  • One current photo;
  • A copy of your birth certificate (if requested by the Embassy).


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