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MENA Scholarship Programme
Education Netherlands

MENA Scholarship Programme


The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

While the scholarship is awarded to individuals, the need for training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation the applicant is employed by. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity. A candidate for the MSP, must therefore be nominated by an employer to participate in the programme.

The course list includes trainings at Radio Nederland Training Centre, including Digital Content Creative and Drama for Social Change.


The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45 years) who are nationals of -and living and working in one of the selected countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria* and Tunisia.

Complete eligibility criteria (pdf)


An MSP scholarship is a contribution towards the costs for the tuition fees, visa, travel and insurance during the study period.


The application deadlines differ per Dutch institution. C

Visit ( and contact the Education Institution of your choice for the application deadline and procedures.