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BP Innovation Masters Merit-Based Scholarships at Masdar Institute in UAE, 2014/2015

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Applications are invited for masters' merit-based scholarships available for international students at Masdar Institute. This is a fully-funded merit scholarship leading to a Master's degree in one of Masdar Institute's eight engineering concentrations. Scholarship recipients focus on research and planning for a new sustainable technology business based either on their own ideas or ideas they adopt at the Institute. Deadline to complete an application for the spring 14-15 intake is October 31st, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for studying in one of Masdar Institute's eight engineering concentrations. Scholarship recipients focus on research and planning for a new sustainable technology business based either on their own ideas or ideas they adopt at the Institute.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters program.
Scholarship Provider: Masdar Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: UAE

Eligibility:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in the fields of science, engineering or information technology
  • 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 (Internet based) or equivalent paper/computer based TOEFL, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these merit-based scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Aspiring young entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the BP Innovation Scholarship, for which two students are selected each year. This is a fully-funded merit scholarship leading to a Master's degree in one of Masdar Institute's eight engineering concentrations. Scholarship recipients focus on research and planning for a new sustainable technology business based either on their own ideas or ideas they adopt at the Institute. When possible, BP Innovation Scholars are encouraged to participate in forming a startup company before graduation. Based on a review of the business plan, a grant or other financial support toward the cost of forming a new company may also be awarded.

Number of award(s): Up to two merit-based scholarships are awarded each year.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? BP Innovation Scholarship benefits include the following-

  • 100% of all tuition fees
  • All required textbooks
  • A laptop
  • Reimbursement of GRE and TOEFL exam/test fees
  • Housing
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Annual return ticket home if applicable
  • Support for translation of scholar's research into new products or services
  • Possibility of funding for scholar's start-up idea

When possible, BP Innovation Scholars are encouraged to participate in forming a startup company before graduation. Based on a review of the business plan, a grant or other financial support toward the cost of forming a new company may also be awarded.

Selection Criteria: These are merit based scholarships.

Notification: Not Known

Online Application: Applicants are required to fill in the online application and submit the following documents:

  • Copy of undergraduate/graduate transcripts (scanned)
  • Copy of statement of objectives (PDF format)
  • Copy of GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores (scanned)
  • Copy of CV (PDF format)
  • JPEG passport sized photo of not more than 100K in size
  • Name and email address of 3 referees (preferably university email addresses and not common yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. addresses)

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline to complete an application for the spring 14-15 intake is October 31st, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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