Ørsted awards scholarships to cultivate future talent to support Japan's green energy transition

Ørsted, the global offshore wind leader, and the Royal Danish Embassy in Japan have selected the first recipients of the inaugural Ørsted Japan Green Energy Scholarship Programme to develop human resources to support the growth of the renewable energy sector and offshore wind industry in Japan.
The Green Energy Scholarship Program (GESP) opened for applications in spring 2023 and has awarded the first five scholarships to students who aspire to have careers in renewable energy.  
This year, the first year of the programme, five students from Kisarazu College, Akita College and Akita Prefectural University have been selected to receive scholarships. This includes three male students and two female students. Ørsted has previously launched scholarship programmes in the US and Taiwan, and this is the first time a green energy scholarship programme has been implemented in Japan. 

Henriette Holm, Country Manager of Ørsted Japan, says:  
“As the global leader in offshore wind, Ørsted is committed to creating opportunities for the next generation of offshore wind professionals. Our vision for this programme is to inspire and support young talent in Japan to expand their knowledge and expertise in renewable energy. We hope these scholarships lead to future career opportunities in this new sector for Japan.” 
Izumi Tanaka, Senior Commercial Officer, Royal Danish Embassy, says: 

“Denmark is an environmentally conscious country aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2050. The Royal Danish Embassy also considers the development of human resources to be extremely important for the growth of renewable energy and energy self-sufficiency in Japan. We hope that the scholarship programme we are running with Ørsted will motivate the students who will support Japan's future to become familiar with and learn about renewable energy.” 
For additional information, please contact: 
Ørsted Japan Media Relations  

About the Ørsted Japan Green Energy Scholarship Programme


Scholarship objective: To develop and support future researchers, leaders, and contributors in the field of renewable energy through scholarships.

Target research fields: Fields that will lead to the advancement of renewable energy including engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, building and civil engineering), science (physics, mathematics, biology, geology), environmental studies and sociology etc.

Target students: Students at public schools (universities and technical colleges) who are studying in the target fields.


Scholarship amount: Up to 500,000 yen (full amount provided, single year).