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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.

​Fully funded conservation MSc for 4 international students on Coastal Science and Policy Program

University of California, Santa Cruz12/15/2017

Financial support for postgraduates conducting abalone research to attend the International Abalone Symposium in Xiamen, China from 8-12 May 2018.

Abalone Farmers Association of South Africa12/15/2017
Postdoctoral and PhD opportunities in Marine Spatial Planning
PhD candidate to contribute towards the development of a bio-physical marine spatial plan for Algoa Bay; and a 
Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute towards the development of a dynamic simulation model of the Algoa Bay system.

The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research at Nelson Mandela University12/15/2017

​Bursaries available for Honours and Final Year B-Tech students for 2018
The submission deadline for applicants is 15 January 2018 for funding in the 2018 academic year. Applicants must consult the university Research Office or Postgraduate Office for each institutions internal closing date to ensure validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.

National Research Foundation1/15/2018

​The Marine-Atmosphere-Biogeochemistry group in the Department of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Cape Town has multiple MSc and PhD Scholarship opportunities available for postgraduates to start in 2018 and/or 2019. 

Short Course: Model-based multivariate analysis of abundance data using R
22-26 Jan 2018, Kirstenbosch
This course will provide an introduction to modern multivariate techniques, with a special focus on the analysis of abundance or presence/absence data. 
No closing date indicated.

UCT, SANBI and UNSW1/22/2018

​MSc opportunity to investigate the potential impact of micro-plastics on syngnathids in the Knysna estuary. No closing date indicated.

Knysna Basin Project and UKZN 1/31/2018

International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation3/1/2018