Admissions Open - Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  • Deadline May 31, 2017
  • Posted Jan 09, 2017

Admissions Open - Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has played a key role in Masdar Institute since its establishment. A joint cooperative effort extends from collaborative research and joint development of graduate level academic programs, to the assessment of potential faculty and senior administration staff.
Masdar Institute graduates are issued, in conjunction with their Master of Science diploma, a certificate jointly signed by Masdar Institute and MIT in recognition of the successful completion of the requirements for the Master of Science degree.

2017 Fall Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017

What you need to apply?

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

  1. Copy of undergraduate/graduate transcripts
  2. Statement of Objectives
  3. Copy of GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores
  4. Copy of CV (including education, list of publications, awards, professional experience, etc.)
  5. 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)
  6. 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.

Guidelines for Statement of Objectives:

  1. How you think about the world and your professional objectives
  2. 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
  3. How your previous studies and work experience (if any) relates to what you propose to do at Masdar Institute
  4. Why you are applying to Masdar Institute and the specific program
  5. Other matters you think are important for us to know

Instructions for MS Programs:

  1. A relevant undergraduate degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university
  2. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or equivalent (2nd class upper in the British system)
  3. A minimum GRE Quantitative score of 155 (700 on the old scale)*
  4. A minimum TOEFL score of 91 (iBT) or equivalent paper/computer based scores, or a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5
  5. 3 Recommendation Letters
  6. Statement of Objectives
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

Instructions for PhD Programs:

  1. A relevant undergraduate and Master’s degree in science, engineering or IT from a recognized and accredited university
  2. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the undergraduate degree and a minimum CGPA of 3.2 in the master’s degree, or equivalent.
  3. A minimum GRE Quantitative score of 155 (700 on the old scale)*
  4. 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
  5. 3 recommendation letters
  6. Statement of Objectives
  7. 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).

For more details Visit Masdar Institute

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