IRENA Scholarship Programme 2012-2013

IRENA (The International Renewable Energy Agency)  is awarding up to 20 scholarships (2 years duration) at Abu Dhabi-based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology.
The Programme extends to the eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute.
-  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. In addition, a cost of living allowance is granted to IRENA MSc scholars.
Individuals with outstanding academic record who completed their undergraduate studies (or near completion) in a relevant field Eligible students have to comply with the entry requirements defined by MASDAR Institute:
- 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). There is no cut-off score for the verbal and analytical part, but these scores are also important and evaluated. Only the GRE  “general” test is required. The GRE exam cannot be waived
Besides the criteria applied through MASDAR Institute, 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.

Application deadline: May 31st 2012.

For any further information, please visit the web site: www.irena.org