03 February 2017

Mena Scholarship Programme: deadline april 2017


April 2017

There is one regular MSP deadline scheduled for the first half of 2017: 6 April 2017. The deadline is open to applicants on Thursday 2 February 2017.

Like last year (when the April and August deadlines were merged); the courses covered in this deadline start between 28 July 2017 and 22 February 2018.

As you may already know, the current MSP contract is coming to an end on 31 June 2017. Nothing official is known yet about the MSP deadlines post 1 July 2017. We are waiting for information from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and will keep you posted on any developments. 

MSP-TMT deadline

There is an MSP-TMT deadline scheduled for early May 2017. During the course of next week, an e-mail will be sent out to embassies with more information about this deadline.

MSP course list

The list of courses for the April 2017 deadline is available on 2 February 2017 on:www.studyinholland.nl/mena (see: how to apply, point 3). Potential applicants then have roughly a month and a half to apply for a course of their choice. The course application deadlines differ per higher education institution (HEI), therefore please advise potential applicants to contact the institutions for more information. HEI contact information can be found via www.studyfinder.nl, and by googling the HEI.

All questions regarding course content and application procedures should be directed at the institutions offering the courses.

Eligibility check and assessment

The role of the embassies in the assessment of applications is crucial to the success of the MSP. The eligibility check and assessment of the nominated applications for the April 2017 deadline will take place from 7 April – 11 May 2017 (23.00 hrs CET).

Please block time in your agendas for the assessment of the applications from your country.

 Useful links

Information for embassies can be found here: https://www.epnuffic.nl/en/capacity-building/nfp-and-msp

Information for applicants and the MSP flyer can be found here: www.studyinholland.nl/mena

Deadline information: https://www.epnuffic.nl/en/files/documents/nfp-and-msp-deadline-overview-2017

Needs assessment

We will be contacting the embassies soon regarding a needs assessment that EP-Nuffic is conducting in the coming weeks. Feedback from the assessment will be used as input for a document that we will be presenting to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information will be provided soon.