Successful commencement of IRENA’s Scholarship Programme


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) concluded the selection process and we are pleased to accept our first 20 Students to the IRENA Scholarship Programme at Masdar Institute for Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi.

IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin, welcomes the successful scholars at the IRENA
Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The students will conduct their research in renewable energy related fields, benefit from an exclusive Lecture Programme focussing on renewable energy policies, technologies and trends, and receive support from IRENA that is complementary to the knowledge facilitated at Masdar Institute.

Apoorva Santhosh from India highlighted:

“The IRENA Scholarship Programme is a unique opportunity to meet interesting people and advance my studies. I am proud to be part of the IRENA family and learn more about renewable energies.”

Edwin Fonkwe Fongang from Cameroon said:

"The IRENA Scholarship Programme is an excellent initiative to promote renewable energy knowledge and to further the positive impact of renewable energies around the globe. I will definitely draw from the knowledge I have acquired when I go back to my country."

Luiz Augusto Friedrich from Brazil said:

"My motivation for joining this programme was to be part of a worldwide energy transformation for the greater good of mankind – be it in terms of economy, ecology, or its social aspects"


Reem Al Junaibi from the United Arab Emirates emphasized:

“The Programme gives a unique opportunity of being surrounded by people who want to make a change for the better. I love being part of this movement, and contribute my part when it comes to addressing the global challenges with practical solutions. I thank IRENA and the UAE Government for this opportunity.”

With the support of the United Arab Emirates, the International Renewable Energy Agency awards 20 Scholarships annually to promising students. The students will conduct their two years Master Programme in renewable energy related fields at Masdar Institute for Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, and benefit from IRENA’s exclusive high-level lecture programme. IRENA scholars are from Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brasilia, Cameroon, China, India, Nepal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The application process for the IRENA Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2012-2013 is now closed.