The Holland MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) 2020-2021 in Holland will offer Holland Scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.
The overall aim of the Holland MENA MSP Scholarship 2020 is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organizations by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands.
While the MSP Holland scholarship 2020 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.
Holland MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) Coverage
The MENA Scholarship in Holland will cover all the educational expenses of the international students interested to study course or degree programs in Holland Universities.
The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45 years) who are nationals of -and living
and working in one of the selected countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya,
Morocco, Syria* and Tunisia.
MSP Holland Scholarship is not currently open to applicants applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries on the list.
Holland MENA MSP Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for a Holland MENA MSP scholarship:
- 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.
How to apply for Holland MENA MSP Scholarship?
Before you apply, make sure you review the eligibility criteria carefully and check whether your the employer is willing to nominate you for the scholarship. When you are certain that you are eligible for an MSP scholarship, you can start making the necessary preparations for your application.
Follow these steps to apply for Holland MENA MSP Scholarship:
- 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
For any questions on the application -and selection procedures please contact the Dutch
institution directly www.studyfinder.nl
Holland MENA MSP Scholarship Result Announcement and Selection procedure
If your application meets all the course admission requirements and the MSP eligibility criteria, you can be nominated by the Dutch institution for a scholarship. If your application is nominated by a Dutch institution; the steps are as follows:
- The Dutch institution will submit a grant request to Nuffic requesting funding for eligible applications.
- The Netherlands Embassy will check the applications on their eligibility and will assess the applications based on the eligibility criteria and the Embassy country focus areas.
- Only eligible applications will be taken in to further consideration. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected.
- The selection will be determined by the available deadline budget, the number of applicants and the quality and suitability of the applications. Ideally, half of the scholarships are allocated to female applicants.
The Holland MSP Scholarships are awarded in a competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are
in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing
organization. Candidates who have been nominated will be informed of the outcome of the
selection by the Dutch institution.