Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) MSc scholarship for Developing countries

The Global Sustainability Electricity Partnership (GSEP) invites applications to its Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Masters scholarship for developing countries.

The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship program inspires the next generation of innovators and thinkers to create a sustainable future. ESED scholars are exceptional students from developing countries studying sustainable energy development. Today, the need for globally-oriented practitioners and researchers is growing rapidly. GSEP’s 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.

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. 


To be eligible for the ESED MSc 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, etc.
  • Be pursuing full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2021.
  • Be a citizen of a developing country/territory
  • Graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of their class
  • Be committed to contributing to their home country’s development after their studies 
  • Have a history of community involvement
  • Be an outstanding student
  • Be determined to advance their knowledge and understanding.

Application Process

  • Curriculum vitae detailing your education, work experience (if applicable), awards, and participation in volunteer and/or extracurricular activities
  • Admission letter from the university program of choice
  • A copy of your official letter of admission from the university. 
  • 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.
  • University transcript(s).
  • Academic Reference Form.
  • Academic or personal reference letter.
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To apply click here.

Deadlines: March 8, 2021

For more information, visit the official site.

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