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Apply to Nuffic MSP Morocco for a chance to get a training in Holland

Deadline : 12/10/2021

The MENA Scholarship Programme offers Moroccan professional impact makers under 45 years training opportunities at Dutch education institutions in the Netherlands. This scholarship is offered by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Shiraka programme and is managed by Nuffic.


A limited number of approximately 20 scholarships a year is awarded to female and male professionals who are:

  • highly motivated;

  • living and working in Morocco;

  • 20 to 45 years old;

  • proficient in English;

  • working in one of the priority areas fitting the MSP approach for Morocco;

  • using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after the training;

  • agreeing to the MSP obligations and conditions.

  • English proficiency : You need English language skills because most courses are offered in English.

  • Priority areas : You have to be working within one of the following priority themes;

- economic development and entrepreneurship

- youth empowerment

- prevention of radicalization and migration

- water (transport, logistics and port development)

- renewable energy

  • Employer statement : You need an employer statement (105.61 kB) that is signed by you and your employer. It shows us that your employer supports your application. And that you can share the knowledge and experience you gained in the Netherlands once you return to Morocco. This is required because the MSP is focused at strengthening organisations by strengthening people.

  • Government statement: If you are a civil servant in Morocco you need a signed government statement (25.71 kB). This certifies the support of the Moroccan government for your MSP application. To arrange a government statement, please contact the administration of your organisation. Please note that this can take 2 to 4 weeks.

  • Other requirements : The education institution will inform you on the requirements needed for your application. Most of the courses are designed for professionals with at least a BSC-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of relevant working experience. Applications from students will not be taken into consideration.

  • In order to apply for one of the courses you must motivate: that you work within the priority themes for Morocco as mentioned above, how the courses will strengthen both you and the organisation you work for , how you will use your newly gained knowledge and experience in your organisation after your study.

We especially encourage women to apply for a scholarship. 50% of all scholarships per country are reserved for women.

The MSP is a very competitive scholarship. Only a small number of the best candidates receive a scholarship. The available scholarships are equally distributed across the participating countries, taking into account the available budget and the quality of the applications. 50% of all scholarships per country are reserved for female applicants.

Available courses :

This is the provisional MSP course list for the application round that is opening on 1 September 2021 and closing on 12 October 4 pm CET. Please note that some education institutions have an earlier deadline. iCRA

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

  • Information You have to apply in 2 steps:

  1. Apply for academic admission at IHE Delft. Deadline: 16 August 2021

  2. Apply for a scholarship in Nuffic's online application system. Application period: 1 September - 12 October 2021 16.00 CET.

  3. Contact:

Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS)

MDF Training & Consultancy

Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

How to apply :

You always have to apply in 2 steps:

  1. Apply for academic admission through the education institution.

  2. Apply for the scholarship through Nuffic's online application system.

Contact the education institution of your choice well in time to receive more information about the application procedure and deadlines. To apply:

  • Check whether you fit the requirements and approach for Morocco.

  • Choose a course from the list above.

  • Contact the education institution offering the course as soon as possible. We strongly advise you to contact the institution of your choice long before an application round opens, as additional academic requirements may be needed.

  • Apply for an MSP scholarship through a link for Nuffic’s online registration system which you receive from the education institution. Please check the conditions for receiving the link at the education institution of your choice.

Twice a year you can apply during an application round for a MSP, usually in February and in September. Results of applications are announced 3 to 4 months after application.

Questions : Please contact the education institution where you want to study on questions regarding your application for the MSP scholarship. For other questions please feel free to contact Nuffic on

Other opportunities for Morocco

Don’t fit the MSP requirements? Or would you like to do another course? An independent and up-to-date overview of English-taught programmes in the Netherlands is available in the Studyfinder.

The opportunity's official link.

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