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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.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2019 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. Detailed information available on these links:
The honours course is designed to combine theory with practice, and is comprised of three modules; ichthyology, aquaculture and fisheries management. No closing date indicated.
Rhodes University9/30/2018
Project title: Influence of ecosystem variability on demography and reproductive performance of two species of Eudyptes penguins at sub-Antarctic Marion Island.
UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology10/1/2018

Postgraduate scholarships at MSc or PhD level for researchers from South Africa and from the fisheries research institutions partner to the EAF-Nansen Programme. Research areas: multifrequency hydroacoustics; jellyfish genetics, taxonomy and biology; the trophic ecology of mesopelagic organisms; and nekton community ecology and population genetics. ​No closing date indicated.

UWC, EAF-Nansen, NRF & others10/6/2018

​Workshop: Current status and key requirements for numerical models of the Agulhas Current
22nd and 23rd October 2018, University of Cape Town
Open to all researchers and students with an interest in the Agulhas System or ocean modelling around Southern Africa. No closing date indicated, but space is limited.


​Masters Project in Mangrove Ecology

ZMT, Liebniz Centre10/30/2018
This course will provide academic and technical skills to deal with the most applied aspects of oceanography and marine biology
Deadlines for 2019:
International students: 30 September 2018
South Africans: 31 October 2018

UCT MA-RE10/31/2018