Requirements

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

  • highly motivated;
  • living and working in Jordan; 
  • 20 to 45 years old;
  • proficient in English;
  • working in one of the priority areas fitting the MSP approach for Jordan;
  • using and transferring their knowledge and experience in their employing organisation after the training; 
  • agreeing to the MSP obligations and conditions (133.87 kB)

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; 

  • human rights
  • youth empowerment
  • local economic development
  • good governance

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 Jordan. This is required because the MSP is focused at strengthening organisations by strengthening people. 

Government statement

If you are a civil servant in Jordan you need a signed government statement (25.71 kB). This certifies the support of the Jordanian government for your MSP application. 

The application should at least be stamped by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC). To arrange a government statement, please contact your Ministry. Please note that this can take some time.  

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 Jordan 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.

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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.

Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS) 

Information

Application deadline: 10 October 2021 4 pm CET
www.ihs.nl/en 
admission@ihs.nl 

Courses

Sustainable Local Economic Development

MDF Training & Consultancy

Information

Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET
https://mdf.nl/full-scholarships
registration@mdf.nl

Courses

Management for Development Project Programmes (MDPP)
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course (MEL)
Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programme (GMDP)

Maastricht School of management (MSM)

Information

Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET
www.msm.nl 
ep@msm.nl

Courses

Strategic Leadership and Change Management 
Women empowerment and entrepreneurship policy

The Hague Academy for Local Governance 

Information

Application deadline: 28 September 2021
https://thehagueacademy.com 
info@thehagueacademy.nl

Courses

Migration and Local Authorities 
Inclusive Service Delivery & the SDGs 
Citizen Participation & Inclusive Governance 
Urban Governance: Resilient and Smart Cities 
Climate Adaptation & Local Resilience 

University of Amsterdam (UVA)

Information

Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET
www.uva.nl/en
https://summerschool.uva.nl/application-and-admission/scholarships/scholarships.html
summer-info-gsss@uva.nl

Courses

Power to the People: Activism and Grassroots Organising 
Introduction to Sexuality Studies 
Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

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 Jordan.
  • 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.  

Selection criteria

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.

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 msp@nuffic.nl

Other opportunities for Jordan

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

We also highlight the following other scholarships for Jordan: