International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Scholarship for International Students
Deadlines - May 2012

Deadline: 31 May 2012

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, up to 20 IRENA scholarships are offered annually at the Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology (MI). The Programme extends to eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute. In addition, IRENA Scholars will be able to attend an exclusive Lecture Programme aimed at informing on the latest developments in the field of renewable energies.

IRENA MSc Scholarship Programmes

  • 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


  • Full financial support is provided to IRENA MSc scholars
  • Tuition fees, textbooks, laptop, medical insurance, housing and travel expenses are covered by the scholarship.
  • 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 


  • Relevant undergraduate degree from a college, university or technical college of acceptable standing in the field of science, engineering or information technology.
  • Academic record and credentials must indicate the ability to achieve distinction.
  • The minimum CGPA required is 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Competence in spoken and written English. Applicants should submit either the TOEFL or the IELTS test results. The minimum TOEFL score required is 91 (IBT) on the international TOEFL. The minimum academic IELTS score required is 6.5.
  • The minimum GRE quantitative score required is 700 (or 155 on the new scale). The GRE exam cannot be waived

IRENA will consider the following for the allocation of its MSc Scholarships:

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

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