Masdar Institute/IRENA Scholarships for International Students, 2017/2018

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Masdar Institute IRENA scholarships

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.

Sponsor: International Renewable Energy Agency

Scholarship Benefits

  • A full scholarship for 2 years, which includes tuition, textbooks, housing, medical insurance, laptops and travel expenses with no bonds upon graduation
  • Cost of living allowance for other expenditures


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…

  • Be a graduate or foundation year student enrolled at the Masdar Institute.


November 15, 2016


To apply for Masdar Institute Scholarship, you’re required to note the following:

  1. For prospective students’’ initial application for admissions, the copies of documents submitted do not have to be original or certified as true. However, if admitted, you will be required to have original transcripts sent directly from your university, as well original TOEFL/IELTS/GRE scores sent directly from the relevant examining body.
  2. You are required to complete the online application form and submit the following documents in PDF, MS Word or JPG format. Please do not upload RAR or ZIP files.
  • Copy of undergraduate/graduate transcripts
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Research proposal (for PhD applicants)
  • Copy of GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores
  • Copy of CV (including education, list of publications, awards, professional experience, etc.)
  • JPEG of passport-sized photo of not more than 100K in size
  • Name and email address of 3 referees (It is preferable that these email addresses are university/professional email addresses and not common Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc., email addresses)
  1. Click here for more on the application procedure.

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

 For more information: Check Scholarship official page.


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