Study For Free With Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarships

Applications are open for the Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarships 2022. The scholarship is intended for Arab students who have been officially accepted into a Master’s or Ph.D. program in the Netherlands or for Dutch students who have been accepted into a Master’s or Ph.D. program in the Arab World.

The goal of this scholarship, besides fostering interaction between Arab and European students, is to provide the means for students seeking to broaden their own horizons. In keeping with the foundation’s mission, all areas of study are eligible for the grant, and primary requirements are that applicants must have a firm grasp of English, or the language their program will be in. The scholarship is for dynamic students with an interest in fostering the formation of ties between these two regions.

Moreover, the MSR scholarship is strengthened by a mentoring program that offers the scholarship recipient guidance on a personal and professional level and also provides access to the Foundation’s extensive and diverse network and platforms.

Financial Benefit From Rabbani Scholarships

  • The maximum amount of a Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarships is €15,000.

Eligibility Required For Rabbani Scholarships

Candidates must be nationals of any of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, or Sudan. Applications coming from the Netherlands should be by Dutch nationals.

  • The scholarship is open to Arab students who have received an official acceptance letter for a Master’s or a Ph.D. program in the Netherlands and to Dutch students who have received an official acceptance letter for a Master’s or a Ph.D. program in the Arab World.
  • The candidate should have a good knowledge of English and/or of the language of study if that is not English is necessary.

Selection Criteria for Rabbani Scholarships

  • Academic excellence.
  • Personal growth: Assessing the contribution the proposed field of study would have on the applicant’s continued academic and professional development and/or its potential for impact in the local context.
  • Strong motivation is in line with the ideals of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation’s goal of promoting Euro-Arab dialogue and understanding.
  • Financial need.

Application Details

Necessary documents are:

  • Firstly, Motivation and purpose statement (in English);
  • Secondly, Curriculum Vitae (in English);
  • Thirdly, Copy of passport in color;
  • Copies of degrees or diplomas with academic transcripts (with English translation)
  • Two signed references from either academic or professional referees (in English);
  • Additionally, Letter of acceptance from Host University in the Netherlands;
  • An official course description of the program offered by the Host University;
  • Budget: Please provide a detailed financial overview including tuition fees and living expenses, as well as other sources of income to cover your study in the Netherlands for the academic year you are applying. The maximum amount awarded is €15,000 for the academic year. You can use this Budget Template.
  • Signed and dated MSR Scholarship Application Form (the form can be downloaded in the application portal).

Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found here to access the application form.

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