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ESED Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries 2012

Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED] Scholarship Programme for students from developing countries and territories identified for OECD

In 2001, the Partnership, formerly e8, established, the ESED Scholarship Program to support pursuit of advanced studies in sustainable energy development worldwide and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. The scholarships are available to outstanding students from developing countries and economies in transition, for a period of up to two years at the Masters.

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

Scholarship Worth

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for Masters level students.

Number of Awards

Up to ten Masters scholarships will be awarded annually.


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

How to Apply

Find Information and the application form online on this link to the Application Forms. Applications should be submitted either by:

Please note that Applications sent by e-mail will no longer be accepted.

Application Deadline

The ESED Masters Scholarship deadline is March 9, 2012. All documents must arrive at the Partnership’s General Secretariat by the deadline. All documents arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

Application requirement

All applicants must provide:

  • Application form fully completed;
  • Curriculum vitæ;
  • Applicant statement
  • Copies of transcripts for degrees and final grades
  • Letter of acceptance from an approved academic institution to undertake studies in sustainable energy development;
  • Programme outline
  • Academic reference
  • Personal reference, in letter form, 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.
  • Proof of citizenship

Scholarship conditions

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. You may be asked 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.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details

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