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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship

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Multiple disciplines
10000 USD
Not specified
Application deadline


Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership scholars are exceptional students from developing countries studying in sustainable energy development.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



up to $10,000 US per year

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


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

Today, the need for globally-oriented practitioners and researchers is growing rapidly. This 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.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth up to $10,000 US per year (max. two years) to help you with your studies.


To be eligible for this scholarship, prospective applicants must:

  • Undertake master’s-level studies in a field related to sustainable energy development
  • Examples: zero-carbon energy, smart grids, electric transportation, energy storage, advanced electricity technologies, public policy, economics, law, political science, etc.
  • Pursue full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters)
  • Be a citizen of a developing country on the list of official development aid recipients identified by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD
  • Be committed to contributing to their home country’s development after their studies 
  • Be an outstanding student
  • Excellent grades in the top 20% of their class
  • Committed to zero-carbon energy development
  • History of community involvement
  • Determined to advance their knowledge and understanding

With the aim of supporting developing countries in building local expertise, GSEP will specifically dedicate 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. 

Scholarship requirements


Multiple disciplines





Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

You must provide an electronic copy of all the documents listed. If the language of your original documents is not English, we require a certified translation of the document including the name of the translator as well as a copy of the original (untranslated) document.  


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