The Middle East And North Africa Scholarship Programme (MENA/MSP)

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • Varies
  • 14 August 2023
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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries.

The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands. While the scholarship 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 organisation the applicant is employed by. The training course must help the organisation develop its capacity.

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University of Twente (UT)

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  • You are a mid-career professional (up to 45 years of age);
  • You are academically accepted by the UT and have obtained a letter of admittance to the short course;
  • You can apply MSP when you live and work in one of the countries on the MSP country list;
  • You must have a current employer’s statement which complies with the format Nuffic has provided.
  • You must not be employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development.
  • You must supply a motivation on why you wish to be nominated.
  • You might be required to submit a government statement.
  • You posses a valid identifcation document (preferably a passport) that is (at least) valid during the entire application process;
  • You are not allowed to receive more than one fellowship simulataneously for programmes taking place at the same time.

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The scholarship value depends on the duration of your programme at the University of Twente. Please note that the scholarship does not cover all the costs of the study trajectory.


If you are considered eligible for consideration for MSP funding by the University of Twente, you will receive a link to a web-form (DELTA) for the formal MSP application process.

Please make sure you have the following documents at hand:

Copy of Identity card or passport (valid for the entire application process)

Employer statement (see format above)

(Conditional) Admission letter

Motivation (see format above)

If applicable: Government Statement


At the University of Twente on 15 August

At NUFFIC on 5 September

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