NFP and MSP (MENA) scholarships
NFP stands for Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), MSP stands for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Scholarship Programme. NFP scholarships are available for 51 countries, MSP scholarships for 10 countries*.
An NFP or MSP scholarship will pay for the full cost of your travel and visa (if required), accommodation and meals, insurance and the course fee. The NFP and the MSP scholarship programmes are funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by Nuffic, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.
You can only apply for a scholarship for your chosen course during the 'application window' for that course. There are three of these windows every year. The next application window will start in February 2015.
There are many more applications than there are scholarships available. Not everyone can apply for an NFP or MSP scholarship. Therefore, it is important that you meet all the RNTC and Nuffic criteria.
*In light of the current situation in Syria, the Dutch government has decided to suspend all aid programmes in Syria, in line with the decision of the EU. Therefore, the MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) is currently not available for Syrian nationals or residents.