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

  • highly motivated;
  • living and working in Libya; 
  • 20 to 45 years old;
  • proficient in English;
  • working in one of the priority areas fitting the MSP approach for Libya;
  • 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:

  • international legal order/rule of law
  • human rights, peace
  • security, stability and migration 
  • gender and women empowerment
  • media and freedom of expression 
  • water management

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

Government statement

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

To arrange a government statement, please contact your Ministry. Please note that this takes approximately 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 Libya 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.

Asser Institute - Centre for International & European Law


Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET


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!

IHE Institute for Water Education Delft 


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.



Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems 
Water and Environmental Policy Analysis 
Water Conflict and Cooperation 
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Deltas 
River and Floodplain Rehabilitation 
Urban Flood Management and Disaster Risk Mitigation 
Water Conflict Management and Tools for Water Diplomacy 
Water Resources Planning 
Environmental Assessment for Water-related Policies and Developments 
Flood Risk Management 
Partnerships, Networks and Stakeholder Analysis in the Water Sector 
Decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation 
Solid Waste Management 
Strategic Planning for River Basins and Deltas 
Water Sensitive Cities 

Maastricht School of Management (MSM)


Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET


Strategic Leadership and Change Management 
Women empowerment and entrepreneurship policy 

MDF Training & Consultancy


Application deadline: 12 October 4 pm CET 


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

RNTC Media Training Centre


Application deadline: 5 October 2021


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 


Application deadline: 28 September 2021


Migration and Local Authorities 
Inclusive Service Delivery & the SDGs 
Citizen Participation & Inclusive Governance 

University of Amsterdam (UVA)


Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET 


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

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation 


Application deadline: 12 October 2021 4 pm CET 


Governance & Food Safety in international food chains 
Evaluating and managing for sustainable development impact 
Managing risk in the face of climate change 
Landscape governance 
Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security 
Water stewardship in action for water and food security 
Agence paysanne pour economies rurales 
Rural entrepreneurship Africa 

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 Libya.
  • 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.


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 Libya

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 Libya: