MENA and Orange Knowledge Programme Scholarship

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships for our training courses in the Netherlands. These scholarships seek to develop and strengthen the skills and capacity of professionals to enable their organisations and communities to succeed in an ever-changing world.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to the societal development 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.

Application deadlines

Registration for scholarship applications is now possible. The application deadline is 12 March 2024.

Please note that there is an early-bird deadline for the current scholarship application round. Eligible candidates who submit their application before 13 February 2024 will benefit from our assessment and, if needed, will receive feedback to improve their application.

See all eligible courses for this scholarship application round here

Eligibility for the MENA Scholarship Programme

  • You are a professional working in one of the eligible countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia.
  • 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. international development organisations or private companies;
  • 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.
  • You are working in one of the priority areas matching the thematic approach of the MENA Scholarship Programme in our country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

MSP programme

Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme is planned to end on 31 December 2024. Therefore, no OKP application rounds will be held in 2024.

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