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, with a duration up to 90 days, in the Netherlands. Application Deadline: 22nd March 2022 at 4pm CET Eligible Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia. To be taken at (country): The Netherlands Accepted Subject Areas: You can use an MSP scholarship for a number of selected short courses in one of the following fields of study: \tEconomics \tCommerce \tManagement and Accounting \tAgriculture and Environment \tMathematics \tNatural sciences and Computer sciences \tEngineering \tLaw Public Administration \tPublic order and Safety \tHumanities \tSocial sciences \tCommunication and Arts About Scholarship: The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) enables professionals from ten selected countries to participate in a short course in the Netherlands. The overall aim of the MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in various fields of study. There are scholarships available for short courses with a duration of two to twelve weeks. Target group: The MSP target group consists of professionals, aged up to 45, who are nationals of and work in one of the selected countries. Scholarships are awarded to individuals, but the need for training must be demonstrated within the context of the organisation for which the applicant works. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. Therefore, applicants must be nominated by their employers who have to motivate their nomination in a supporting letter. Selection Criteria: The candidates must be nationals of and working in one of the selected countries. Who is qualified to apply for MENA Scholarship Programme: \tmust be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the MSP country list valid at the time of application; \tmust have an employer’s statement that complies with the format EP-Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement; \tmust 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: \tmultinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft), \tlarge national and/or a large commercial organisations, \tbilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid), \tmultilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organization, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB), \tinternational NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care); \tmust have an official and valid passport (valid at least three months after the candidate's submission date); \tmust have a government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established (if applicable); \tmust not be over 45 years of age at the time of the grant submission. Number of Scholarship: Several Value of MENA Scholarship Programme: A MENA scholarship is a contribution to the costs of the selected short course and is intended to supplement the salary that the scholarship holder must continue to receive during the study period. The following items are covered: \tsubsistence allowance \tinternational travel costs \tvisa costs \tcourse fee \tmedical insurance \tallowance for study materials. The allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover one person’s living expenses during the study period. The scholarship holders must cover any other costs from their own resources. How to Apply for MENA Scholarship Programme: You need to apply directly at the Dutch higher education institution of your choice. \tCheck whether you are in the above mentioned target groups. \tCheck whether your employer will nominate you. \tContact the Dutch higher education institution that offers the course of your choice to find out whether this course is eligible for an MSP scholarship and how to apply. It is important to go through the application information details on the Scholarship Webpage (see Link below) before applying. Visit Scholarship Webpage for details Hi! AfterSchoolAfrica believes in sharing value. If you have come across this opportunity, share with ONLY one person Today.