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The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) has announced the opening of applications for its scholarship program “Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)” for the academic year 2022-2023. The scholarship is valid at any university: The ESED program gives you the freedom to study at any country of your choice.
GSEP will award a portion of its scholarships to students pursuing master’s degrees at universities based in developing countries. This means if you are already a master student and are currently studying in your home country, then you can participate.
The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership is an alliance led by CEOs of the world’s leading electricity companies. Its members provide electricity to a significant portion of the world’s population: 1.2 billion people consume electricity supplied by its members, 1/3 of all electricity consumed in the world is generated and transmitted by its members, $3.6 billion is invested in R&D each year.
Last year, 60% of accepted applicants were from Africa: (1) Nigeria, (1) Egypt, (1) Ghana, (1) Eritrea, (2) Morocco. 30% were from Asia (India, Pakistan, and Indonesia).
About ESED scholarships
DEADLINE : April 11, 2022.
LEVEL : Master.
FUNDING : $10,000 / year for two years.
HOST COUNTRY : Candidate’s choice.
Amount of the ESED scholarships
The Education for Sustainable Energy Development program offers scholarships to a dozen students each year worth up to $10,000 per year of study for up to two years.
To be eligible for the ESED scholarships, potential applicants must:
- Be a citizen of a developing country.
- (Will or) Undertake master’s level studies in carbon-free energy, smart grids, electric transmission, energy storage, advanced electric technologies, public policy, economics, law, political science or other relevant fields.
- Pursue full-time study for at least one full academic year (two or three semesters), beginning in fall 2022. Students in their second year of a two-year program may apply.
- Be an outstanding student: graduate with excellent grades, be in the top 20% of your class, be committed to sustainable energy development, have a history of community involvement, commit to advancing your knowledge and understanding.
How to apply?
The ESED scholarships application can take up to a few hours to complete if you have all the correct information on hand. All information entered in the form will be automatically saved. You can return and complete your form later.
To apply, follow these steps:
- Prepare all required documents.
- Create an account to access the online form.
- Complete the application form and upload all required documents.
- Validate and submit your request.
You must provide an electronic copy of all documents listed below. If the language of your original documents is not English, a certified translation is required.
- Passport or birth certificate.
- Curriculum vitae.
- A copy of your university transcript(s).
- Letter of admission to the university program of your choice. If this application is for the second year of a two-year program, please include proof of enrollment.
- An outline of the curriculum or courses you will be taking for your master’s program. You may also share the URL of a webpage detailing the program of your choice.
- Two letters of recommendation. One of these must be from an academic referee.