As an embassy employee you check the applications on their eligibility and assess the applications, while taking the embassy focus areas into consideration. You also play an important role in the promotion of the MSP, and in maintaining ties with alumni.
The MSP has 2 application deadlines a year. Check the deadline overview below for more information. The procedures are fully digitalised in Nuffic’s application and selection tool, Delta.
Each deadline involves 6 phases which take place over a period of 16 weeks:
- Preparation of the course offer + recruitment of candidates (Dutch institution)
- Application for the scholarship (applicant)
- Nomination of the candidates and grant submission (Dutch institution)
- Eligibility check and assessment of the applications (embassy)
- Selection (Nuffic)
- Grant award (Nuffic)
Deadline overview November 2019
5 Sep at 14.00 hrs: – registration opens for candidates
22 Oct at 16.00 hrs – registration closes for candidates
5 Nov at 23.00 hrs – deadline for nominating candidates by Dutch education institutions
6 Nov at 02.00 hrs – opening assessment for embassies
28 Nov at 23.00 hrs – deadline for assessment applications by embassies
19 Dec – selection and grant awards
The eligibility check and assessment of applications is performed twice a year. You have 4 weeks to determine if the applications are eligible and qualify for a scholarship.
You can reject applications that do not fully meet the criteria, for several reasons. You can find documents with these reasons below.