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Scholarship opportunities

A number of different scholarship programmes are available for professionals who wish to attend one of our open subscription courses or tailor-made training programmes.

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations. The key priorities for the programme are Food and Nutrition Security; Water, Energy and Climate; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; and Security and the Rule of Law. Cross-cutting themes relevant to all activities of the programme include Private Sector Development, Climate and Inclusion of Women and Marginalised Groups.

Eligibility for an Orange Knowledge Scholarship

  • You are a national of, and working in one of the eligible countries;
  • You are not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. E.g. multinational corporations;
  • You have a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • You speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
  • You have written support from your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan.

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MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to the democratic transition of the participating countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. It also seeks to build capacity within organisations by enabling employees to participate in short courses in various fields of study.

Eligibility for the MENA Scholarship Programme:

  • You are a professional working in one of the ten eligible countries;
  • You are 45 years old or younger on the application deadline, plus two weeks;
  • You are not employed by an organisation that has its own means of staff development. E.g. multinational corporations;
  • You have a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • You speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
  • You have written support from your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan.

Application deadlines Application Procedure

MSP programme

Shiraka Training Programme

Shiraka is a Netherlands-MENA partnership that convenes participants to improve bilateral relations and support sustainable democratic transitions in the MENA region. The Hague Academy develops and leads training programmes for the Shiraka programme. These programmes combine theory, practice and site visits.

Eligibility for the Shiraka training programme

  • You are a national of, and working in one of the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Sudan and Tunisia.
  • You are a civil servant. 
  • You have between five and ten years of relevant work experience.

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Shiraka Programme

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