APPLY NOW! 2016/2017 Education For Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship. $23,000 per Year

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) has had a long-standing commitment to education. In 2001, the Partnership reinforced this commitment by establishing the Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship program to support students from developing countries and economies in transition. The ESED program offers master’s level scholarships to outstanding students for a period of up to two years. In addition to the master’s scholarships offered, the ESED program also supports a web-based network of scholars designed to encourage the sharing of information and knowledge among scholars and alumni. To date, we have supported a total of 97 outstanding students worldwide who are pursuing studies in sustainable energy development.

 

The ESED Master’s Scholarship deadline is March 4, 2016.

The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership considers an outstanding student to be one who:

  • graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of her/his class
  • is determined to advance her/his knowledge and understanding
  • has a history of community involvement
  • is committed to sustainable energy
  • is committed to return and contribute to her/his home country


Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must

  • plan to undertake studies at the master’s level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development
  • be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients as of 2015
  • An applicant must:
    • be a citizen of a developing country or territory identified for official OECD development aid in the DAC list of ODA recipients effective as of 2015 (see list);
    • have graduated among the top 20% of her/his class;
    • have chosen a program of study directly related to sustainable energy development (i.e. with a high focus on renewable energy and/or the power sector in general); and
    • possess a letter of acceptance provided by an academic institution for the 2016-17 academic year, or is at least able to provide evidence that the academic institution of choice is considering the candidate’s application for admission.


What are the levels of financial assistance and the duration of the scholarships?

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for master’s level students.  Up to ten master’s scholarships will be awarded annually.


How can I apply?

Information and required forms can be obtained online by clicking on this link to the Application Forms page.


How can I submit my application package?                                             

Applications should be submitted :

As the volume of incoming applications is extremely heavy around the deadline, we strongly urge you to submit your file as early as possible. Please note that:

  • Applications sent by e-mail or mail will no longer be accepted.


What will I be requested to do to apply for the ESED Scholarship?

1. Create an account using the online ESED application system.
2. Fill in the required information.
3. Upload the required documents :

a. Passport or Birth certificate

b. Curriculum Vitae

c. Copies of transcripts

d. Admission or Deferral Letter

e. Program Outline

f. Academic Reference Form

g. Personal Reference

h. Applicant’s Statement Form

4. Verify that the status of your application on the application system indicates that your application has been submited to the Academic Panel. If it indicates that your applciation is on hold then please make sure to complete your application before the deadline or it will be discarded.

Please find underneath the description of the requested documents:

a. Passport or birth certificate. Refer to the eligibility section above for country eligibility;

b. Curriculum vitæ;

c. Copies of transcripts for degrees and final grades;

• Bachelor’s transcripts do not need to be the original copies. Please note if you are selected you will be requested to provide original copies of all documents.

d. Admission or deferral letter from an approved academic institution to undertake studies in sustainable energy development;

  • If your admission is pending, please include evidence that you have applied for admission;
  • If your admission has been deferred, please included the university deferral confirmation;
  •  If this application is for the second year of a two-year programme, please include a certificate of enrolment and your results for the first year.

e. Program outline

  • Please attach the outline of your master’s program at the university of your first choice. Please make sure that your program has a high content related  to sustainable energy.
  • Please note that programs that have no or small relation with sustainable energy will be discarded

f. Academic reference

  • Please attach the ”Academic Reference Form” provided for this purpose. The form may be downloaded from here.
  • Should the referee wish to send his/her reference directly to the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, they can send it to esedscholarship@globalelectricity.org. Once received by the General Secretariat it will be indicated in the online application system.
  • Only references will be accepted by e-mail. All other documents must be uploaded using the online application system.

g. Personal reference, in letterform, must be dated and come from a person (not family member) who can discuss other personal qualities or interests that make you specially qualified to receive the scholarship.

  • Should the referee wish to send his/her reference directly to the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, they can send it to esedscholarship@globalelectricity.org . Once received by the General Secretariat it will be indicated in the online application system.
  • Only references will be accepted by e-mail. All other documents must be uploaded using the online application system.

h. Applicant’s statement, must be filled in and uploaded using our online application system. The “Applicant’s Statement Form” may be found here.


Key Dates

The online application system and application forms are now available. All documents must be uploaded by the deadline. All documents uploaded after the deadline will not be considered.


How are applications judged?

An Academic Panel consisting of accomplished representatives from Europe, North America and Japan will review the applications. All selections are final and all applicants will be notified.

 

See DAC List of ODA Recipient Countries for 2016

 

For more information, click HERE.

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