Masters of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture scholarships now available

The University of St. Andrews in Scotland is now offering full scholarships under their Masters of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture.

A course in sustainable Aquaculture

With the COVID-19 global pandemic haunting all sectors of the industry, the University of Saint Andrews is offering a wonderful offer in their Masters of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture program. The two-year course in sustainable aquaculture is offered as an online learning master’s program at the university.

The good news that accompanies this offer is that the scholarship handed out by St. Andrews covers the full extent of tuition fees for the following course. The catch is, full scholarships are only offered to selected Commonwealth countries and only for degree holders with a 2:1 level or those who graduated with second-class honors or higher. Online classes are expected to start by September of this year.

Commonwealth countries that are included in the scholarship qualification at St. Andrews are as follows:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

Though the list of countries qualified is a bit broad, chances are slim for those who are interested with insufficient credentials to back it up. A successful applicant must have graduated with at least second-class honors or higher to qualify.

What is Sustainable Aquaculture?

With the rapid growth of the population worldwide, traditional fishing methods cannot cope up with the demand for fish and seafood products. This approach to aquaculture defines additional methods in improving feed efficiency, waste management, and disease control for cultivating fishes.

The program also focuses on minimizing the harmful effects of poorly supervised aquaculture facilities on the environment. Water pollution caused by poor feeding management is just one of the areas this program specializes in.


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