UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

Training Degree

Deadline: 3 April 2020 (Annual)
Study in:
Course starts October 2020

Brief description:

UNESCO is making available 20 UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships to enhance capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be English. The fellowships are offered in conjunction with the UNESCO Category II International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow (Russian Federation) and the fellowship is of 1-month duration, from 5 October to 30 October 2020.

Eligible fields of study for the young candidates are:

(a) Energy and sustainable development;
(b) Ecological management of energy resources;
(c) Renewable energy;
(d) Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.

Host Institution(s):

International Center for Sustainable Energy Development (ISEDC) in Moscow

Level/Field(s) of study:

1-month training in energy and sustainable development; ecological management of energy resources; renewable energy; and sustainable and renewable energy power generation.

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

Candidates from developing countries and countries in transition which are UNESCo member states and associate member state.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

• Beneficiaries will be exempt of paying tuition fees for the entire duration of studies/training.
• Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution.
• The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency. The stipend amounting to US$450 is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals. The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries.
• ISEDC will assist in obtaining modest housing for the fellows.
• UNESCO will cover the cost of the round-trip international travel at the most economical rate and the most direct flight.
• UNESCO will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US$100.
• Health insurance for those declared medically fit by the UNESCO Medical Service.


Applicants from invited developing countries and countries in transition must have at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics, who are no more than 35 years old. They have to be proficient in the English language.

Application instructions:

All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French. The seadline for submission of applications is 3 April 2020. Each invited Member State can only nominate a maximum of 2 candidates.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescoisedc-co-sponsored-fellowships-programme/

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