Information for Dutch embassies - MSP scholarships

Embassies determine which candidates are best suited for the MSP.

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.

Deadlines

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, Atlas.

Each deadline involves 6 phases which take place over a period of 16 weeks:

  1. Preparation of the course offer + recruitment of candidates (Dutch institution)
  2. Application for the scholarship (applicant)
  3. Nomination of the candidates and grant submission (Dutch institution)
  4. Eligibility check and assessment of the applications (embassy)
  5. Selection (Nuffic)
  6. Grant award (Nuffic)

Short course deadlines 2018

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) Overview short course deadlines 2018‌ (108.7 kB)

Assessment

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.

Documents

War Child and MSM awarded for cooperation projects Lebanon

15 October 2018
We have just announced the awarded proposals of the call published last July, of the Capacity Development Programme Lebanon for 12 month institutional cooperation projects.

Minister Kaag allocates more money for Nuffic sholarships programmes

23 August 2018
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, is investing through Nuffic an extra €10.1 million in scholarships for 9 countries in Africa and the Middle East.