Association of Commonwealth Universities Ocean Partnership Scholarships

Applications are made by Commonwealth University Association qualified candidates Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships with the aim of supporting scientific research that will contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources.

The Ocean Country Partnership Program (OCPP) Scholarships, funded by the UK’s Blue Planet Fund, offer a unique opportunity for students from the South Pacific to undertake a fully funded MSc or PhD in marine science.


Scholarship Sponsors: The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Scholarship Type: Full Financing

Host institutions: University of the South Pacific

Scholarship Worth: See scholarship benefits (below)

Number of awards: Enough

Level of education: Master and Ph.D.

Nationality: International Students


See also: Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career Conference Scholarships 2023

Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships 2023 | Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for Ocean Country Partnership Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Postgraduate applicants must be citizens and ordinarily resident in the eligible countries.
  • PhD applications will be accepted from citizens of other Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu), but only if their research focuses on or is directly applicable to Vanuatu or the Solomon Islands.
  • Should work or have significant work experience in the fields of environmental science, fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree. It should propose a research topic that is innovative, relevant and likely to lead to a clearly demonstrated wider impact beyond the academic community.
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for postgraduate studies at the host University.

Scholarship benefits

  • Tuition fees (including overhead and health fees)
  • living allowance
  • research support grant
  • Travel allowance (if applicable)
  • Dependents, disability and maternity expenses (if applicable)

Also, check: Canadian University Dubai Scholarships for International Students 2023

Application Procedures

How to apply: Interested applicants for the Ocean Country Partnership Program Scholarships 2023 must complete online application. Applicants should carefully read all application instructions provided before starting their application and then complete all questions completely.

Application deadline: 3rd November 2022

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