Information for Prospective Students

MSM Scholarships

MSM offers several scholarships for privately funded students. Please have a look at the programme page of your interest for more information (tab scholarships) or click the links below to go directly to the scholarship information for each programme:

Master in Management scholarships

Full-time MBA scholarships
Executive MBA scholarships
Online MBA scholarships


Research Methods and Skills

Short Executive Programmes


Please click the programme of your choice to see the scholarship offering (tab Fees & Funding).

Nuffic scholarships

Scholarships from the Dutch Government are handled through Nuffic via:

1. Orange Knowledge Program (OKP)
The OKP (former NFP) programme awarded by the Netherlands organization for international co-operation in higher education (NUFFIC) enables professionals from 37 countries to join MSM programs. The overall aim of OKP is to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals, and institutions in higher and vocational education.

The OKP programme offers opportunities in fields related to the priority themes of the Dutch government:

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Water, energy and climate
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Security and the rule of law
  • Private sector development
  • Inclusivity of women and marginalised groups
  • Environment

Each Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) country has different capacity needs. Please have a look at this document for the specific priority areas of your country: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/orange-knowledge-programme/country-themes-orange-knowledge-programme.

2. MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)‚Äč
The MSP programme is a similar program aimed at mid-career professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria*, Tunisia to join MSM Executive Programs. The aim of MSP is to contribute to the democratic transition in the participating countries. Furthermore, the MSP aims to contribute to capacity building within a wide range of governmental, nongovernmental and private organizations and institutions in the selected countries.
* MSP is not currently open to professionals applying from Syria. Applicants with the Syrian nationality may apply if they are residing and working in one of the other MSP countries listed.

Application procedures and deadlines Nuffic OKP & MSP

MSM's MBA and MM programmes

The NUFFIC OKP application window for the MSM Full-time MBA and Master in Management program is closed.   

For the OKP application procedure for the MSM full-time MBA and MSM Master in Management programme, click here

MSM Short Executive Programmes

The OKP & MSP application window is currently closed.


For the OKP and MSP application procedure for the Short Executive Programmes, click here

The following programmes were part of the previous OKP & MSP application round:

Small Agribusiness Development 27 February - 10 March 2023                                      
Strategic Leadership and Change Management 17 - 28 April 2023
Women and youth empowerment and entrepreneurship policy 26 June - 07 July 2023


MSM's Research Methods & Skills program (RMS)

For the 2022 Research Methods and Skills (RMS) programme, we offer the option to apply for the NUFFIC OKP and MSP scholarships. 

The NUFFIC OKP & MSP application round is closed.

For the OKP and MSP application procedure for the Research Methods and Skills programme, click here.