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IRENA Scholarships by Government of UAE for International Students 2015-2017

Scholarship Name: Irena Scholarship Programme

Brief description: 2015/2017 Government of United Arab Emirates sponsored scholarships for Master of Science at Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology

Accepted Subject Areas: Chemical Engineering, Computing and Information Science, Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering Systems and Management, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering

About Scholarship

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, IRENA is awarding up to 20 scholarships at Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology. The Programme extends to the eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute.

All IRENA scholars are entitled to generous benefits and are offered IRENA’s exclusive Lecture Programme, which will provide IRENA’s scholars with an overview of the current state of renewable energies.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified


Submit your application, if you comply with following MASDAR Institute criteria:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree from a college, university or technical college of acceptable standing in the field of science, engineering or information technology
  • Minimum CGPA required: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Competence in spoken and written English. Minimum TOEFL score: 91 (IBT) on the international TOEFL. Minimum academic IELTS score: 6.5.
  • Minimum GRE quantitative score: 700(or 155 on the new scale) .
  • Academic record and credentials must indicate the ability to achieve distinction

And following IRENA criteria:

  • Desired specialisation within the chosen MSc programme.
  • Description of knowledge already acquired in the field of renewable energies and relevant previous professional engagements or experience.
  • In case of equal aptitude, priority access will be given to applicants from Developing Countries.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? About 20 financial awards will be offered

What are the benefits?

Full financial support is provided to IRENA MSc scholars

Tuition fees, textbooks, laptop, medical insurance, housing, travel expenses are covered by the scholarships. In addition a cost of living allowance is granted to IRENA MSc scholars.

No bond or conditions are attached to the scholarship upon graduation.

IRENA MSc Scholars will benefit from IRENA’s Lecture Programme and a unique direct contact to IRENA experts and their first-hand information on current renewable energy developments.

How long will sponsorship last? Two years Programmes,

Eligible Countries

All countries are eligible to apply with preference to students from developing countries

To be taken at (country): Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology at United Arab Emirate

Application Deadline: The application process for IRENA Scholarship for the academic year 2015-2017 has opened on 1 November 2014 and will close on 31 May 2015 or 15 September 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Interested students apply for an IRENA MSc Scholarship directly through MASDAR Institute’s website. Applications have to be submitted electronically. All required proofs and certificates have to be sent to MASDAR Institute. A listing on the required documents can be obtained on MASDAR Institute’s website.

Important: Please indicate in the online application by keying in “IRENA” after your passport number in the relevant field, e.g. 12345678 – IRENA. If this indication is not given, the student will apply for a regular scholarship and not be able to benefit from exclusive IRENA services granted to IRENA MSc scholars.

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


Government of the United Arab Emirates

Important Notes:

Applicants for IRENA’s Scholarship Programme, will be admitted in accordance to the academic standards and regulations of Masdar Institute. Out of those who passed, IRENA will select the winning candidates in accordance with additional criteria.