MENA and Horn of Africa, Sahel, and SIDS Scholarships [Fully-funded]

Applications are currently invited from suitably qualified individuals to take advantage in the The MENA and Horn of Africa, Sahel, and SIDS Scholarships, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The IHE Delft Water and Development, providing a limited number of scholarships.

There are full and partial scholarships available. The full scholarships include the total cost of the MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development: Tuition fee, insurance, international travel cost and an allowance of EURO 1,115 per month for the cost of living and accommodation during the complete study period. 


  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Host Institution(s): Host Region Universities
  • Funding Amount: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Nationality: See Eligible Countries (below)

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following conditions for the MENA and Horn of Africa, Sahel, and SIDS Scholarships:

  • Applicants must hold Academic admission to the MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development
  • Living and/or working in one of the eligible countries.
  • Agree to conduct MSc research in their country/region associated with one of the projects implement(ed) by the Programme.
  • Active participation in and contribute to the seminars organized for the learning networks of the Programme.
  • Confirmation to return to country of origin or other priority country of the programme.

Eligible Countries

Nationals from the following countries are eligible for this scholarship:

  • Middle East:
    Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Yemen
  • Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, (on hold right now: Sudan, Uganda)
  • Sahel: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria
  • Small Island Development States (SIDS)
    Belize, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated State of Micronesia, Montserrat, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Scholarship Benefits

Applicants seeking for IHE Delft Water and Development Partnership and Scholarship Program will receive the following conditions:

  • Tuition fee,
  • Insurance,
  • International travel cost and
  • An allowance of EURO 1,115 per month for the cost of living and
  • Accommodation during the complete study period.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong priority to female candidates.
  • Strong motivation (you have to answer 5 motivation questions in your online application)
  • Strong academic background
  • Preference to candidates with relevant work experience.


Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: You do not have to complete a separate application form to apply for this scholarship. If you are a national from one of the eligible countries and meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship after you have applied for admission and after you have received your academic admission letter.

With regard to the limited budget and number of scholarships available, we advise you to apply for other scholarships for which you are eligible as well, also for scholarships which cover part of the total cost of the programme. Applicants who are eligible for the Rabbani scholarship are advised to apply for this scholarship as well.

Application Deadline: June 01, 2024

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