The Association of Commonwealth Universities Ocean Country Partnership Scholarships

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Association of Commonwealth Universities Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships aimed at supporting scientific research that will contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources.

The Ocean Country Partnership Program (OCPP) scholarships, funded by the UK’s Blue Planet Fund, offer South Pacific students a unique opportunity to pursue a fully-funded Master’s or PhD in Marine Sciences.

Scholarship sponsor(s): The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Type of scholarship: Full financing

Host institution(s): University of the South Pacific

Scholarship worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)

Number of awards: Multiple

Study level: Postgraduate (Master and Ph.D.)

Nationality: International students

See also: Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career Conference Grants 2023

Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships 2023 | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Ocean Country Partnership Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants for master’s degree programs must be citizens of and normally resident in the eligible countries.
  • Applications for doctoral research from citizens of other Pacific countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu) will be accepted, but only if their research focuses on or is directly applicable to Vanuatu or the Solomon Islands.
  • Must work in or have significant experience in environmental, fisheries and aquaculture science work.
  • Must hold a bachelor’s or bachelor’s degree. Must propose a research topic that is innovative, current and likely to lead to a clearly demonstrated wider impact beyond the academic community.
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for postgraduate study at the host university.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition fees (including general and medical expenses)
  • living allowance
  • Research Support Grant
  • Travel grant (case by case)
  • Dependent, disability and maternity costs (case by case)

Also Check: Canadian University Dubai Scholarships for International Students 2023

Application procedures

How to apply: Interested applicants for the Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships 2023 should submit their: apply online. Applicants must carefully read all the application guidelines provided before starting their application and then complete all questions in full.

Application deadline: 3rd Nov 2022

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