Admissions

Scholarships

There are four scholarships available to applicants of Masdar Institute – the Masdar Institute Scholarship, IRENA Scholarship, Toyota Scholarship and ICT Fund Scholarship.

In the tabs below you will find briefs on each of these scholarships, their intended purpose, eligibility, and benefits:

Qualified Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants to Masdar Institute will be provided with full scholarship benefits upon admission.

The Masdar Institute Scholarship benefits include the following:

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Masdar Institute housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home (if applicable)

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 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

The Masdar Institute – Toyota Scholarship was established upon Toyota’s winning of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The scholarship is designed to promote opportunities for students to work on projects relating to technologies for sustainable development. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a first-year student in any one of Masdar Institute’s nine Master of Science degree programs.

In addition to the usual Masdar Institute benefits, the scholarship recipient is provided with a special two-week ‘Japan Experience’ arranged by the Toyota Motor Corporation.

To select the scholarship recipients, a competition is held among Masdar Institute’s first-year Master’s degree program students that involves submission of a two-page essay that describes why the applicant would be a good representative of the Toyota Scholarship program, followed by a discussion of the applicant’s career goals and interest in experiencing Japan.  

The Toyota 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
  • A two-week ‘Japan Experience’ arranged by the Toyota Motor Corporation

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority selects 30 outstanding Emirati students from across the country to specialize in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector as part of its Be’tha Scholarship.

Applicants must be committed to a career in the UAE for at least five years after graduation. They can apply to use this scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree at Masdar Institute relating to ICT. 

ICT Fund Scholarship benefits include:

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance