Visit the Masdar Institute Platform

Visit the Masdar Institute Virtual Platform to experience the unique offering of the institute online. The Platform gives you the chance gather information you need to make a well-informed choice about enrolling in Masdar Institute in the graduate program that best suits you. Through this platform you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet current and visiting faculty
  • Meet current students and alumni
  • Learn about the Institute’s courses, scholarships, admissions criteria and student supports

About Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is an independent, research-driven, graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.

Established in 2007 with the ongoing support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.

Masdar Institute offers nine master’s degree programs and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree program based on the US graduate education system. Students from more than 40 countries bring a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, interests and talents to the university community.

Serving as a key pillar of innovation and human capital development in the UAE, Masdar Institute remains fundamental to Abu Dhabi’s core objectives of developing a knowledge economy and finding solutions to the toughest global challenges.

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Why Masdar Institute?

  • Cutting-edge research focused on advanced energy and sustainable technology
  • Close ongoing collaboration with MIT
  • High-quality graduate programs tailored to industry needs in the UAE and worldwide
  • Sustainable campus with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Strong partnerships with industry and academia in the region and globally
  • Full scholarships including a competitive stipend
  • International faculty with PhDs from the world's top universities
  • Multicultural environment with students from more than 60 countries


Masdar Institute currently offers 9 Master of Science programs based on the US graduate education system and an interdisciplinary PhD program in collaboration with MIT:

  • MSc in Chemical Engineering
  • MSc in Computing and Information Science
  • MSc in Electrical Power Engineering
  • MSc in Engineering Systems and Management
  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Microsystems Engineering
  • MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering
Masdar Institute graduates are issued, in conjunction with their Master of Science diploma, a certificate jointly signed by Masdar Institute & MIT in recognition and endorsement of the successful completion of the requirements for the Master of Science degree.
Masdar Institute's research takes place broadly in the following priority areas:

  • Advanced energy
  • Microsystems
  • Water and environment
  • Transport and logistics
  • Waste management
  • Advanced materials
  • Sustainable infrastructure and systems
The Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program is an outreach initiative of the Masdar Institute that is designed to inspire, engage and empower bright young people from the UAE and abroad to become tomorrow’s leaders in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.
Yes, Masdar Institute is co-educational. We currently have a student male-to-female ratio of nearly 5-to-3.
Additional courses are offered to highly-qualified applicants to make up for the lack of the required GRE and/or TOFEL scores. Selected technical and math courses give Master’s students the opportunity to refresh and expand their knowledge of the principles that underlie the academic field of their choice. Upon successful completion of their additional courses and an optional summer continuing education program in the US, students are allowed to continue their studies in their chosen MSc program
The courses can take up to two semesters with an optional summer term.