Applications for the 2018-2019 class of the MSc Maritime Science are open!

The Master of Science in Maritime Science is an inter-university programme developed by Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). It aims at students from diverse academic backgrounds, who have a common passion for maritime transport and already hold a Master degree. People working in the maritime sector may also benefit from the programme to enhance their knowledge and skills. The programme comprises three main pillars: a technical/general pillar, an economic/logistic pillar and a legal pillar, and follows the multidisciplinary approach which makes it unique in the global academic landscape. All courses are offered in English, as the maritime sector operates in an international environment. The programme is taught by experts with international acknowledgement and experience. The strong interaction with the maritime sector through guest lectures and field trips provides students with up-to-date information on ports and shipping. You can find all relevant information on the website of our study programme:


Chinese Government Marine Scholarship 2014

In order to enhance international cooperation and exchange, to promote the ocean development in the region and around the world, the State Oceanic Administration of China and the Ministry of Education of China have jointly set up the Chinese Government Marine Scholarship to support outstanding students from the coastal countries or regions around the South China Sea, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans and African developing countries to study in China in a mater's or doctoral program in oceanography or other related fields.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Postgraduate Bursary: Applied Marine Science Masters programme

POGO bursaries are a valuable supplement to the very limited funding available for post-graduate students from other countries in Africa to study Marine Science at the University of Cape Town, where there is a Masters degree in Applied Marine Science that includes Operational Oceanography as one of its main components. There are a number of bursaries available for South African citizens, but very few for students from other African countries.

Oceans Research

Oceans Research offers post-graduate opportunities to students and biologists who wish to continue their studies. Moreover in conjunction with Oceans Campus, we provide marine and terrestrial researchers of tomorrow with a unique internship experience to learn a wide variety of projects and techniques and we provide in-depth insights of multidisciplinary practical field research.