If you cannot find the information you are looking for in the FAQs or on our website, please contact us at scholarship@globalelectricity.org.


Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?

To be eligible for this 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, or other relevant fields
  • Eligible applicants must be pursuing full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2022. Students in the second year of a two-year program are eligible to apply, provided that they meet this requirement. Please note that the scholarship is not retroactive, it will cover tuition fees and living expenses for the year 2022-2023.
  • Be a citizen of a developing country/territory on the List of official development aid recipients identified by the Development Co-operation Directorate (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Be committed to contribute to their home country's development after their studies 
  • Be an outstanding student:
    • Graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of their class
    • Is committed to zero-carbon energy development
    • Has a history of community involvement
    • Is determined to advance their knowledge and understanding

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. 

The academic panel ensures that the yearly selection respects geographical and gender diversity. 

Am I allowed to combine this scholarship with other scolarships?

Students who already receive full funding for their studies are not eligible to the scholarship.

Students receiving partial scholarships are eligible but might not receive the full amount of the scholarship. 

Is the scholarship tenable at any university?

Yes, the scholarship is tenable at any university. GSEP encourages the application of students pursuing studies in universities of the global South. 


When is the application deadline?

Application is now closed. The next round will open in January 2022. 

Please note that it is not possible to evaluate application files outside of the official application period.

I have not yet received an admission letter from my university. Can I still apply?

Yes, you may apply. Please indicate on the application form that you have not yet received an admission letter from your university. You can upload an acknowledgement of receipt from your university showing that you have applied for admission. You must still submit your online application by March 8, 2021.

Once you receive your official admission letter for your specified program, it is your responsibility to forward it via email to scholarship@globalelectricity.org before April 18, 2021. If we do not receive your official admission letter by this date, your application will not be considered.

I have been accepted to multiple master's programs. Can I include more than one admission letter in my scholarship application?

No, we will only consider one master's program as part of your application. Please ensure that you submit the information and admission letter for your top choice of program. You cannot change programs once your application has been submitted. 

Does my transcript need to be in English?

Yes. If the language of your original transcript is not English, we require a certified translation of the document which includes the name of the translator as well as a copy of the original (untranslated) transcripts.

What references do I need to provide?

You need to provide two references. Both references must be in English.  Please make sure that your full name is included on all references.

  • One reference must ABSOLUTELY be from a faculty member or professor at your current or previous university who knows your academic abilities. They must complete the Academic Reference Form.
  • The second reference must be a reference letter. The reference needs to be in letterform (with an official letterhead of the referee’s organization, if possible), written in English, and must be dated and signed by the referee. It may be written by either an academic or personal referee.
    • An academic referee must be a faculty member or professor at your current or previous university who knows your academic abilities. They cannot be the same person as the individual who completes your Academic Reference Form.
    • A personal referee should be a person (e.g. employer, supervisor, mentor, coach) who can discuss other personal qualities or interests that make you specially qualified to receive the scholarship. This referee cannot be a family member.

My referee sent their reference directly via email. When will this be indicated in the online application system?

Any references received via email will be indicated in the online application system only after you submit your application. You must submit your application before the application deadline. In the application form, please select that your referee will send their reference via email. 

My referee is away and cannot submit their reference before the deadline. Can I get an extension?

No, your application and all references must be submitted before the application deadline. If a referee is emailing their letter directly to us, it is your responsibility to ensure that they submit their letter on time.

When will I be notified about the status of my application?

All applicants will receive a confirmation email once their application is fully submitted. Once the application period has closed, you may verify the status of your application through your student account.

We will contact successful applicants directly in May and their names will be posted on our website.

How is my application reviewed and assessed?

An independent Academic Panel consisting of accomplished representatives of notable academic institutions will review the applications and select the winners.

If I am not selected, can I appeal the decision?

The deliberations of the Academic Panel are confidential. All decisions are final and not eligible for appeal.

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