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 Lebanon; 
  • 20 to 45 years old;
  • proficient in English;
  • working in one of the priority areas fitting the MSP approach for Lebanon;
  • 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: 

  • youth empowerment
  • security sector reform and prevention of radicalization and migration
  • education (curriculum reform; lifelong education; innovation in teaching, etc)
  • sustainable economic development
  • protection

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

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 Lebanon 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.

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.

Asser Institute - Centre for International & European Law

Information 

Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET 
www.asser.nl/about-the-institute 
educationtraining@asser.nl 

Courses

Summer law programme on international criminal law & international legal & comparative approaches to counter-terrorism

New course dates for 2022 will be available as soon as possible!

iCRA

Information

Application deadline: 11 October 4 pm CET
saskia.vleer@icra.global 
English scholarship information 
Informations sur les bourses en Français 

Courses

All courses are blended (online combined with face to face)

Making Education Work 
Making Blended Training Work 
Making Research Work 
Booster la Recherche 

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

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

Small Agribusiness Development: Local economic growth through Private Sector Development 
Women empowerment and entrepreneurship policy 

RNTC Media Training Centre

Information

Application deadline: 5 October 2021
https://rntc.com/our-courses 
https://rntc.com/scholarships 
info@rntc.com 

Courses

Media Campaigns for Advocacy 
Media Campaigns for Social Change 
Producing Media to Counter Disinformation 
Producing Media to Counter Hate Speech 
Digital Content Creative 

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 

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 
The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem 
Introduction to Sexuality Studies 
Advanced Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society 

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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 Lebanon.
  • 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 Lebanon

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 Lebanon: