2022 Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship for Innovative Students
The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship program inspires the next generation of innovators and thinkers to create a sustainable future.
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Our scholars are exceptional students from developing countries studying sustainable energy development. Today, the need for globally-oriented practitioners and researchers is growing rapidly.
Our one-of-a-kind scholarship program fosters the next generation of energy, climate, and electricity sector specialists who will be prepared to tackle the challenges of the future.
We are a CEO-led alliance of leading global electricity companies at the heart of the electrification revolution. Our concrete actions promote cleaner electricity generation, energy efficiency and electrification as pathways to reach global development and climate goals.
To be eligible for this scholarship, prospective applicants must:
- Undertake master’s-level studies in the fields of zero-carbon energy, smart grids, electric transportation, energy storage, advanced electricity technologies, public policy, economics, law, political science, or other relevant fields.
- Pursue full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2022. Students in the second year of a two-year program are eligible to apply, provided that they meet this requirement.
Please note that the scholarship is not retroactive, it will cover tuition fees and living expenses for the year 2022-2023.
- Be a citizen of a developing country/territory on the List of official development aid recipients identified by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Be committed to contributing to their home country’s development after their studies
- Be an outstanding student
- Graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of their class
- Is committed to sustainable energy development
- Has a history of community involvement
- Is determined to advance their knowledge and understanding
The academic panel ensures that the yearly selection respects geographical and gender diversity.
Supporting studies in developing countries
With the aim of supporting developing countries in building local expertise, GSEP will allocate a share of its scholarships to students pursuing master’s studies in universities based in developing countries.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
The Education for Sustainable Energy Partnership (ESED) program offers scholarships to a dozen students every year of a maximum value of 10,000 USD per year of study for a maximum of 2 years.
You must provide an electronic copy of all the documents listed below. If the language of your original documents is not English, we require a certified translation of the document which includes the name of the translator as well as a copy of the original (untranslated) document.
- Passport (photo page only) or birth certificate
- Curriculum vitae detailing your education, work experience (if applicable), awards, and participation in volunteer and/or extracurricular activities
- Admission letter from your university program of choice:
- Upload a copy of your official letter of admission from the university. Please note that each applicant can only submit the admission letter from their top choice of the university program.
- If this application is for the second year of a two-year program, please include proof of enrollment, as well as a copy of the official letter of admission. These should be uploaded together in one document.
- Program outline
- Upload an outline of the curriculum or the courses you will be taking for your master’s program. You may alternatively share the URL of a webpage detailing your program of choice.
- University transcript(s)
- Upload a copy of your complete university transcript(s).
- If this application is for the second year of a two-year master’s program, please include your transcript for your first year.
- Two reference letters or forms:
- At least one of the references must be from an academic referee. An academic referee must be a faculty member or professor at your current or previous university who knows your academic abilities. You need to provide a completed copy of the Academic Reference Form. The form must be completed in English and signed by the referee.
- The second referee may either be another Academic referee (as detailed above) or a personal referee. A personal referee should be a person (e.g. employer, supervisor, mentor, coach) who can discuss other personal qualities or interests that make you specially qualified to receive the scholarship. This referee cannot be a family member. Should you go with the Personal referee, the reference letter needs to be in letter form (with official letterhead of the referee’s organization, if possible), written in English, and must be dated and signed by the referee. Please make sure that the referee includes your full name in their letter.
How To Apply
- Fill in and prepare all the required documents
- Create an account to access the online form
- Fill in the application form and upload all required documents
- Submit your application