Aquaculture for all

Fully-funded aquaculture scholarships up for grabs

Education & academia

Five fully funded places on an MSc in sustainable aquaculture are currently being offered by The Fish Site and University of St Andrews.

by Senior editor, The Fish Site
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The full scholarships, which cover all tuition fees for the two-year distance learning masters are open to students living in certain Commonwealth countries.

Graduates of the online masters in sustainable aquaculture from Scotland's oldest university include Rob Fletcher, editor of The Fish Site

The online course starts in September 2020 and applicants must hold a degree at 2:1 level and live in one of the following Commonwealth countries:

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, or Zambia

"Our courses have attracted students from over 40 countries and more than 90 students have graduated at postgraduate level," says course director, Dr Neil Hazon.

Those interested in the opportunity who are eligible, must first apply to the University of St Andrews to enrol on the Online Sustainable Aquaculture MSc course. Successful applicants can then apply for scholarship funding.

"In particular applicants should demonstrate how they can promote the development of sustainable aquaculture within their country," says Dr Hazon.

The application window is 18 March - 13 April 2020, but you will need to have received an offer from University of St Andrews before you can apply for CSC scholarship funding. The university application process can take a few weeks, so it is imperative to start the process in good time.

Those interested should email their CV to, along with a short explanation of why you want to take the course and what your future career aspirations are should you successfully gain this prestigious qualification.

Details of the course are available on
or you can download the 2020 Prospectus here.

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