The scholarships, which cover all tuition fees for the two-year distance learning masters, are open to students living in any of the following commonwealth countries:

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

The online course starts in September 2022 and applicants must have a degree (2:1 or above) in a scientific subject.

“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.

Application process

Those interested in the opportunity, and are eligible, must first apply to the University of St Andrews to enroll in the online sustainable aquaculture MSc course. Successful applicants can then apply for CSC scholarship funding.

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

The pre-application window is 15 February – 5 April 2022, to allow time to complete the full application process as you must receive an offer from University of St Andrews before you can apply for CSC scholarship funding.

Those interested need to act quickly and complete the pre-application process here Pre Application.

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.


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