Scholarship Global Sustainable Energy Development

Deadline: 8 March 2019
Open to: applicants who undertake masters-level studies in sustainable energy development
Scholarship: Up to USD 23,000 per year (max. two years)

Description

Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership is pleased to offer range of scholarships to students of high academic ability for 2019 entry.  Students of developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are awarded to undertake masters degree program at the university.

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 is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are the world’s leading electricity companies. We proudly promote sustainable energy development through electricity sector projects and human capacity building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwide.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, prospective applicants must:

  • Undertake masters-level studies in sustainable energy development. Eligible applicants must be pursuing full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2019. Students in the second year of a two-year program are eligible to apply, provided that they meet this requirement;
  • 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);
  • All universities are eligible for the ESED scholarship. It is preferable that the candidate pursues her/his studies in a university outside his home country.
  • 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 returning to their home country/territory after their studies to contribute to its development;
  • Be an outstanding student;
  • Graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of their class;
  • Is committed to sustainable energy development;
  • Has a history of community involvement;
  • Is determined to advance their knowledge and understanding.

Scholarship

Up to 23,000 USD per year (max. two years) The scholarship is tenable at any university. However, in order to be eligible for the scholarship, your program must focus on sustainable energy development, renewable energy and/or the power sector.

How to apply?

You must provide an electronic copy of all the documents listed below.

  • Passport (photo page only) or birth certificate;
  • Curriculum vitae detailing your education, work experience (if applicable), awards, and participation in volunteer and/or extracurricular activities;
  • Admission letter from your university program of choice:
    • Upload a copy of your official letter of admission from the university
    • If you have not yet received a letter of admission, you can upload an acknowledgment of receipt from your university showing that you have applied for admission
    • If you receive your official admission letter after the scholarship application deadline, it is your responsibility to forward it via email to [email protected] by no later than April 19, 2019. If we do not receive your official admission letter by this date, your application will not be considered
    • If this application is for the second year of a two-year program, please include proof of enrolment
  • Program outline

Upload an outline of the curriculum or the courses you will be taking for your master’s program

  • University transcript(s)
    • Upload a copy of your complete university transcript(s)
    • If the language of your original transcript(s) 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) transcript
    • If this application is for the second year of a two-year master’s program, please include your transcript for your first year
  • Academic Reference Form
    • You need to provide a completed copy of the Academic Reference Form. The form must be completed in English.
    • The form must be completed by a faculty member or professor at your current or previous university who knows your academic abilities
    • Should the referee wish to send the Academic Reference Form directly to the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, they can email it to [email protected] by March 8, 2019. If received, it will be indicated in the online application system after you submit your application.
  • Academic or personal reference letter
    • You need to provide one reference letter from either an academic or personal referee
    • 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
    • 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 especially qualified to receive the scholarship. This referee cannot be a family member
    • Please make sure that the referee includes your full name in their letter
    • Should the referee wish to send their letter directly to the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, they can send email it to [email protected] by March 8, 2019. If received, it will be indicated in the online application system after you submit your application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.