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Student Opportunities


A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
Applications are invited for a PhD candidate to join the SANBI Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring Division to support research under Work package 4 (Benthic Mapping) of the Mission Atlantic Project. The bursary will cover three years or less if there are suitable existing candidates who have made progress on their post-graduate studies in this context. The student must register at a South African University. Collaboration with other institute(s) in the Mission Atlantic work packages are also encouraged.
The Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management is a two-year inter-university programme that addresses research and management of aquatic environments, such as oceans, coasts, rivers, lakes, and estuaries
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ghent University, University of Antwerp2/1/2022
18-29 July 2022, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
This high-level training course will be dedicated to the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing. Several distinguished research scientists will provide lectures on cutting edge research, with focus on current critical issues in ocean colour science.

​Participation in Oceans Research’s field research program

Scholarships offered to four South African female students of colour to participate in the Oceans Research’s field research program in Mossel Bay for one month either in June or July 2022 (COVID-19 restrictions allowing). Sponsorship includes: food and accommodation, as well as bursary of 625 USD (R10,000 circa) per person to cover travel, medical & travel covers, and spending money.  

MISS and Oceans Research2/28/2022
​Study at 4 of Europe’s leading institutes in aquaculture / International Master of Science
The International Master of Science in Health Management in Aquaculture responds to the need for an expert training that prepares students to develop and implement innovative solutions to aquaculture health issues, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry. This ERASMUS Mundus programme enables students to study at 4 of Europe’s leading institutes in aquaculture and do a work placement at one of our numerous industry or research partners worldwide.  Students who wish to study on the programme can apply for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Apply before March 1st (for non-European + scholarship seeking students of all nationalities) or June 1st (for European, non-scholarship seeking students).
Erasmus Mundus3/1/2022