The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) awards scholarships of US$21,000 per year for up to two years to master’s-level students. The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship program inspires the next generation of innovators and thinkers to create a sustainable future.

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The purpose of the 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.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUS$23,000 per year
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of World
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP)


What it covers

Scholarships of US$21,000 per year for tuition fees.


Who can apply

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. 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)
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after their studies to contribute to its development
  • Be an outstanding student:
    1. Graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of their class
    2. Is committed to zero-carbon energy development
    3. Has a history of community involvement
    4. 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.

Further information

Please visit the FAQ page on the GSEP website for more information.

How to apply

For information on how to apply and application forms, please visit the GSEP website. The deadline for applications is usually in August each year.