Master of Aquaculture Scholarships

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Master of Aquaculture Scholarships: This programme provides courses at university level on the most important aspects of aquaculture, for both marine and freshwater organisms.

The study programme comprises two years of study, with courses as: Aquatic Ecology; Biology of Aquatic Organisms; Fish Culture Techniques; General Aspects of Aquaculture; Microbial Ecology and Environmental Sanitation; Physiology of Aquatic Organisms ; Technology of Fishery Products; Algae Culture; Aquatic Farm Management Training; Mollusc and Crustacean Culture; Aquaculture and the Environment; Larviculture and Larval Food Production ; Applied Statistics; Management in the Aquaculture Industry; Aquaculture Genetics; Diseases in Aquaculture etc.

Admission requirements:

  • The programme is open to holders of a bachelor’s degree in exact or applied sciences, equivalent to at least three years’ university studies or a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or any related area.
  • Holders of other degrees must follow extra courses. Some background in aquaculture is recommended.
  • The applicant must be proficient in the language of the course or training programme, i.e. English. With the exception of those who have a diploma (Secondary Education, Academic Bachelor Degree, Master Degree) issued by an institution officially recognized by the Flemish Government, applicants must be able to prove their proficiency in English. There are 4 possibilities to supply this proof:

    1. TOEFL certificate (the UGent TOEFL code is 2643) with:

    a. a minimum total score of 550 on the paper based test, or

    b. a minimum total score of 79 on an internet based test.

    The test validity is max. 2 years.

    2. IELTS with a minimum overall band score of 6.

    The test validity is max. 2 years.

    3. Proof of at least 1 year of comprehensive English-based instruction at a university or recognized equivalent.

    4. Proof of a successful “Intermediate Academic English” test at the Ghent University Language Center.

    Prospective students will not be allowed to enrol at UGent when they are unable to submit an official and by UGent recognized proof before the start of the Academic Period.

    For prospective students trying to obtain the “Intermediate Academic English” certificate at the UGent Language Center.

    For more information and application, see: Master of Aquaculture Scholarships

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