March 17, 2018

ESED Scholarship Program: Inviting Students from Developing Countries

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Applications are open for Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) Scholarship program to support students from developing countries and economies in transition.

The ESED program offers master’s level scholarships to outstanding students for a period of up to two years. In addition to the master’s scholarships offered, the ESED program also supports a web-based network of scholars designed to encourage the sharing of information and knowledge among scholars and alumni.

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


  • Scholarships of US $23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for master’s level students.
  • Up to ten master’s scholarships will be awarded annually.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must

  • plan to undertake studies at the master’s 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 as of 2016

How to Apply