Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
Deadline:  08th March
Results on:  01st September

All Nationalities
M.Tech. (Master of Technology),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),M.Ed. (Master of Education),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile)
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Scholarship Overview

The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship is awarded by the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership. The main objective of this scholarship programme is to inspire the next generation of innovators and thinkers to create a sustainable future. This scholarship places emphasis on geographical as well as gender diversity. The GSEP has awarded 135 scholarships since the inception of the program in 2001. This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate. Students from over +240 countries are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is available only to students who enrolled in Masters-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.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of merit of all the applicants. The selection process includes:

  • Telephonic interviews for further shortlisting of candidates.

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.


  • Applicants must be citizens 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).
  • Applicants must 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.
  • Pursue full-time studies for at least one full school year (two or three semesters), beginning in autumn 2021. Students in the second year of a two-year program are eligible to apply, provided that they meet this requirement.

How To Apply

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Application Documents

  • Passport (photo page only) or birth certificate.
  • A copy of the applicant's official letter of admission from the university or, if the applicant has not yet received a letter of admission, they can upload an acknowledgement of receipt from their university showing that they have applied for admission.
  • LORs-
    • Submit one reference letter from either an academic or personal referee
    • The reference needs to be in letterform, written in English, and must be dated and signed by the referee.
    • An academic referee must be a faculty member or professor. 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.
    • If the referee wishes to send their letter directly, they can send the email to by March 8, 2021.
  • Academic Reference Form: 
    • Submit 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.
    • Referees may also email it to by March 8, 2021.
  • Program outline:
    • Upload an outline of the curriculum or the courses you will be taking for your master’s program in English.
  • CV:
    • Curriculum vitae detailing your education, work experience (if applicable), awards, and participation in volunteer and/or extracurricular activities.
  • University transcripts-
    • Academic transcripts.
    • If the language of the 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.