Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship Program 2020/2021 ($USD 21,000 Worth)

Application Deadline: March 6, 2020 (23:59, UTC-05:00).

The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship Program inspires the next generation of innovators and thinkers to create a sustainable future.

The  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.

Benefits

  • Education level: Master’s-level students
  • Amount: Up to $21,000 US per year (max. two years)
  • Scholarships awarded: Six to eight annually

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 2020. 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 returning to their home country after their studies to contribute to its development
  • 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.

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 17, 2020. 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 6, 2020. 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 Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship Program 2020/2021

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