UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2020

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EligibilityBSc degree or BA in Economics degree holder
AwardMultiple benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 18-03-2020   Posted By : SIM

UNESCO in partnership with ISEDC invites applications from BSc/BA in Economics degree holders for UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2020. UNESCO is offering 20 fellowships for 4 weeks duration. The selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend along with other benefits.

The selected candidates may choose to study in the following fields of studies:

  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Ecological management of energy resources
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable and renewable energy power generation
  • UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme 2020

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be a holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics degree
    • Be proficient in the English language
    • Be not more than 35 years of age
    • Beneficiaries will be exempt from 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 USD 425 is intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals.  
    • 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 USD 100 prior to the fellows’ departure for the Russian Federation. 
    • Health insurance including entitlement
    • The prescribed UNESCO fellowship application form
    • Six photographs
    • Certified photocopies of Diplomas
    • Certificate of English Language proficiency
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps below to apply for the fellowship:

    Step 1: Visit the web page here and read the instructions before applying.
    Step 2: Download the application form and fill it.
    Step 3: All applications should be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be duly completed in English or French with the required attachments in duplicate.
    Step 4: The completed application, duly endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO, should be sent to:

    The Chief of the Participation Programme and Fellowships Section
    7 Place de Fontenoy
    75352 Paris 07 SP

Important Dates

Application starting date: 20th January 2020
Application deadline: 3rd April 2020

Selection Criteria
  • The final selection of beneficiaries lies with ISEDC. The National Commission of selected fellows will be duly informed by UNESCO and the letter of award will immediately follow. 
  • UNESCO will authorize the departure of beneficiaries who have completely complied with the requirements stipulated in the letter of award. 
  • Candidates not informed of their selection by 1st September 2020 should consider that their applications have not been approved.
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Terms and Conditions
  • The selected applicants should get the UNESCO medical examination form duly completed by a recognized physician (not more than four months before the actual date of studies). The prescribed form of which will be sent along with the letter of award. 
  • Files that are incomplete or received after the deadline for the submission of applications and candidatures, and do not fulfil the requirements, will not be considered. 
  • Selected fellows from countries where there are Russian Federation Embassies or Consulates must obtain their entry visa in their country prior to their departure. 
  • UNESCO and ISEDC provide no allowance to defray passport and visa expenses.
  • Beneficiaries will be required to submit to UNESCO a short progress report co-signed with the academic supervisor at the end of the first month and a final report upon termination of the fellowship.

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