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 50 countries, MSP scholarships for 9 countries*.
You can only apply for a scholarship for your chosen course during the 'application window' for that course. The next round to apply for an NFP scholarship is from 31 May - 22 July 2016. The next window to apply for an MSP scholarship opens 1 September.
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 EP-Nuffic, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.
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 EP-Nuffic criteria.
Be aware: NFP or MENA (MSP) scholarships are most commonly rejected due to problems with the “Employer's Statement” or, if necessary for your country, the “Government Statement". Make sure these are in order when you complete your scholarship application in Atlas.
* The MSP is now ONLY open to applicants of Syrian nationality who are residing and working outside of Syria in one of the selected MSP countries. MSP is currently not open to applicants from Oman.