The MEDRC Scholarship Program offers graduate students from the MENA region the opportunity to study at universities from around the world while participating in a MEDRC research project. Through this approach, it is expected that students will gain skills that will make a long-term contribution to the further development of desalination in their respective countries. The Program also aims to increase cross-cultural understanding by stimulating international exchange.
The general criteria for eligibility of a MEDRC scholarship award are as follows: -Applicants must be nationals from a MENA country holding the equivalent of a B.Sc or M.Sc. Applicants must obtain acceptance from a relevant university to be eligible for a MEDRC scholarship -Applicants must demonstrate a desire to contribute to their country’s advancement in the field of desalination -Thesis should be directly related to a desalination topic representing an immediate need or addressing a specific problem in the MENA region -In order to promote cooperation among institutions, preference will be given where partnership in the research project is also likely to develop between a regional university and a non-regional university.