​UAE Government IRENA Scholarship Programme for International Students, 2018

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

This two-year scholarship funded by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is targeted to aspiring Master’s students with a desire to work in the field of renewable energy and contribute to the implementation of IRENA’s mandate.

Up to 20 highly-accomplished applicants are awarded this scholarship at Masdar Institute every year, with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

Scholarship students may study in any one of the nine Master’s degree programs offered at Masdar Institute and will profit from the interaction with IRENA experts.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is now accepting applications for IRENA scholarship programme available for international students. Up to 20 highly-accomplished applicants are annually awarded an IRENA scholarship at the Abu Dhabi based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is the world’s first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. The Institute’s goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Eligibility/Criteria:

All graduate and foundation year students enrolled at the Masdar Institute can also apply to the IRENA scholarship programme through the online Masdar Institute application process or after arrival at Masdar Institute. Successful applicants gain access to the IRENA lecture programme, short term assignments with IRENA, the possibility of first-hand experience with IRENA through an internship and the opportunity to network.

Nationality: International students can apply for this IRENA scholarship programme.

Admission Requirement

For Msc: 

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university

For Doctoral: 

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate and Master’s degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university.

English language/ Test Requirements: 

Applicants must have a minimum GRE Quantitative score of 155 (700 on the old scale)*. A minimum TOEFL score of 91 (iBT)) or equivalent paper/computer based scores, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Please check www.ets.org for information on the GRE or TOEFL exams and availability at their location. The ETS institutional GRE code for Masdar Institute is 3870. Only the GRE General test is required. The ETS institutional TOEFL code for Masdar Institute is 5786.
The IRENA Scholarship benefits include the following:

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home (if applicable)
  • Possibility for first-hand experience with IRENA through an internship
  • Excellent networking potential
  • Exclusive access to the IRENA Lecture Program

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