Application Deadline:March 8, 2021 at 23:59 EST. 

ESED scholars are exceptional students from developing countries studying in 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.

Focusing on geographical as well as gender diversity, GSEP has awarded 135 scholarships since the inception of the program in 2001.

Eligibility Requirements



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
  • Eligible applicants must be pursuing full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2021. Students in the second year of a two-year program are eligible to apply, provided that they meet this requirement.
  • 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 contribute 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 zero-carbon energy development
    • Has a history of community involvement
    • Is determined to advance their knowledge and understanding

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. 

The academic panel ensures that the yearly selection respects geographical and gender diversity. 

Timeline

The application period for the 2021-2022 scholarship will open early January 2021. The deadline to submit an application will be March 8, 2021 at 23:59 EST. 

Application Procedure

You must provide an electronic copy of all the documents listed below.

  • 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 university program
    • If you have not yet received a letter of admission, you can upload an acknowledgement of receipt from your university showing that you have applied for admission
    • If you receive your official admission letter after the scholarship application deadline, it is your responsibility to forward it via email to [email protected] by no later than April 18, 2021. If we do not receive your official admission letter by this date, your application will not be considered
    • 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. 
    • If the language of your original admission letter 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) letter. 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.
    • If the language of the program outline 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) program outline. These should be uploaded together in one document. 
  • University transcript(s)
    • Upload a copy of your complete university transcript(s).
    • If the language of your original transcript(s) 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) transcript. These should be uploaded together in one document. 
    • If this application is for the second year of a two-year master’s program, please include your transcript for your first year.
  • Academic Reference Form
    • You need to provide a completed copy of the Academic Reference Form. The form must be completed in English. 
    • The form must be completed by a faculty member or professor at your current or previous university who knows your academic abilities
    • Should the referee wish to send the Academic Reference Form directly to the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, they can email it to [email protected] by March 8, 2021. If received, it will be indicated in the online application system after you submit your application. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ESED Scholarship Program 2021/2022