2015 MENA Scholarship Programme: Short Courses for The Middle East and North Africa

2015 MENA Scholarship: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries. The scholarships can be used for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It aims at building capacity within organisations by enabling employees to take part
in short courses in various fields of study. Scholarships are available for short courses with a duration between two and twelve weeks.

Eligible Countries 
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia.

Fields of Study
Management and Accounting
Agriculture and Environment
Natural sciences and Computer sciences
Law Public Administration
Public order and Safety
Social sciences
Communication and Arts

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for an MSP scholarship applicant:
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;
must have an 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;
must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff-development. Organisations that are considered to have their own means for staff development are for example:
multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
large national and/or a large commercial organisations,
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 organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care);
must have an official and valid passport (valid at least three months after the candidate’s submission date);

must have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable);

must not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission.

The MSP scholarship can be used for a number of selected short courses in one of the mentioned fields of study (above).

For more information and application details, visit the MENA Official Web Page HERE. The deadline for application is 18th March 2015.

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