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What is the purpose of the ESED scholarship?

The purpose of the ESED scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

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 Masters 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


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 Masters level students.  Up to ten Masters 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 to 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
g. Personal Reference

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;

• Bachelors transcripts - They don’t 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. Programme outline

  • Please attach the outline of your Masters Programme of the University of your first choice. Please make sure that your programme has a high content  related  to Sustainable Energy.
  • Please note that programmes that have no or small relation with Sustainable Energy will be discarded

f. Academic reference

  • Please attach the form ”Masters Academic Reference” 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 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 interest 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 other documents must be uploaded using the online application system.

h. Personal statement, in letterform, must be filled in and uploaded using our online application system


Key Dates


The ESED Masters Scholarship deadline is March 6, 2015. 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.


How will I receive the funds?

Awards will be directly deposited (in US$) into the accounts of the Institution where you are enrolled and provided to you on a regular basis as long as you are making satisfactory progress toward achieving your academic or research requirements.


What are my obligations to the Partnership if I am selected?


You are expected to complete your degree or your research, update the organization about your progress and publish your results. You are required to acknowledge the Partnership’s support when publishing or making presentations on your research and results. We may ask you to present your results at a Partnership function, in which case your out of pocket expenses incurred to make the presentation will be covered by the organization.

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