Apply: MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and others at Masdar Institute

Masdar Institute scholarships and others, UAE

Apply: MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and others at Masdar Institute

Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

Admissions

Students at Masdar Institute are selected from among the best and brightest minds in the UAE and the rest of the world. Representing over 60 countries, our student body comes from as far as Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and Latin America, with students from the UAE representing the highest proportion by nationality, and females representing 45% of all students.

If you are a graduate who demonstrates exceptional intellectual and entrepreneurial strengths and is committed to addressing the world’s energy needs, then we invite you to apply to one of our world-class graduate programs:

 

Master’s Degree Programs

 

PhD Program

 

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Scholarships

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

 

Masdar Institute

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)

 

IRENA

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

 

Toyota

The Masdar Institute – Toyota Scholarship was established following Toyota’s receipt 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

 

ICT Fund

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

 

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Application Guidelines

Applicants are required to complete the online application and submit the following documents:

  • Copy of undergraduate/graduate transcripts
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Copy of GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores
  • Copy of CV (including education, list of publications, awards, professional experience, etc.)
  • Name and email address of 3 referees (It is preferable that the email addresses provided are university/professional email addresses and not common Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc., addresses)
  • To apply, prospective students do not need to submit originals or certified copies of documents. However, if selected, certified documents and a completed undergraduate degree in a relevant field will be required for final admission.

 

The Statement of Objectives is a very important part of your application and we encourage you to write it carefully. We seek a statement of one to two pages (approximately 400 to 1,000 words) explaining your reasons for wanting to complete your graduate studies at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

Your Statement of Objectives should describe:

  • How you think about the world and your professional objectives
  • The issues or problems you want to address during your studies at Masdar Institute and the setting in which you eventually see yourself working professionally
  • How your previous studies and work experience (if any) relates to what you propose to do at Masdar Institute
  • Why you are applying to Masdar Institute and the specific program
  • Other matters you think are important for us to know

 

MSc Program Admissions Requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or equivalent (2nd class upper in the British system)
  • A minimum GRE Quantitative score of 155 (700 on the old scale)*
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 91 (iBT) or equivalent paper/computer based scores, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Objectives

 

Note: High grades and scores are a prerequisite but do not guarantee admission. Admission standards are in accordance with those of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Graduates from native English speaking countries (e.g. USA, UK, Australia, etc.) may get a waiver for the TOEFL/IELTS requirements.

 

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GRE Information
The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Please check www.ets.org for information on the GRE or TOEFL exams and availability at your location.

The ETS institutional GRE code for Masdar Institute is 3870. Only the GRE General test is required. The ETS institutional TOEFL code for Masdar Institute is 5786.

 

Deadlines

Applications for spring 2017 are now closed.  Applications for fall 2017 are open and are scheduled to close on 31 May 2017 (subject to change).

 

PhD Program Admissions Requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate and Master’s degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the undergraduate degree and a minimum CGPA of 3.25 in the master’s degree, or equivalent.
  • A minimum GRE Quantitative score of 155 (700 on the old scale)*
  • A minimum TOEFL of 91 on the internet-based test (iBT) or equivalent paper/computer-based scores, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Research proposal

Note: Applicants who do not have the required minimum GRE score but have one or more publications in peer-reviewed journals may be considered for admission. High grades and scores are a prerequisite but do not guarantee admission. Admission standards are in accordance with those of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

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Guidelines for the Research Proposal

Candidates are required to write a brief proposal for their research outlining in general terms the scope of their intended research project, and name at least three potential research advisors from the Masdar Institute faculty. Note: A list of faculty and their research interests can be found on the Masdar Institute website.

The research proposal is a critical component of the PhD application. It is a demonstration of the ability of the candidate to conduct advanced research in their field. The research proposal should:

  • Be written in an academic format;
  • State clearly the PhD candidate’s research question(s) and objective(s);
  • Conduct a literature review of prior relevant work;
  • Offer a methodological section describing how the objective(s) would be achieved; and
  • Explain why Masdar Institute provides the right environment for such work.

The research proposal does not bind the candidate in their future research at Masdar Institute, as it can and, most likely, will be modified in part or in full, but it shows the passion, capabilities and overall research potential of the candidate.

 

PhD Residency
The maximum time limit for completion of the PhD program is seven years.

 

MIT Involvement
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a primary partner and stakeholder in the creation of Masdar Institute. MIT’s involvement in Masdar Institute’s PhD program enables some Masdar Institute doctoral candidates to spend up to one semester at MIT, where they take courses (a maximum of three courses per semester) on campus as proposed by the relevant Research Supervisory Committee (RSC) and approved by the Graduate Education Council (GEC). This creates synergy and collaboration between the research agendas of both institutes. In order for students to be able to spend time at MIT, they need to gain admittance to MIT as special students, and must be eligible and able to get a visa to the US.

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CONTACT:

For more information contact us at:
Email: enrollment@masdar.ac.ae
Phone: +971 2 8109300


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