Top 20 PhD Scholarships For Fishery Students

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If you are a fishery Ph.D. student seeking for a scholarship to further in your education, one of these top 20 Ph.D. scholarships for fishery students will be of immense help to your educational pursuit.

If you are not okay with the scholarship opportunity 1, you still have other 19 to choose from.

Please note that this scholarship opportunity is only for fishery students. If you wish to have a scholarship in your field of study which is different from Fishery, check our scholarships section to have other scholarship opportunities.

This compilation of top 20 Ph.D. scholarships for fishery students is ordered in no particular order of preference.

They all offer Ph.D. scholarships to fishery students.

  1. PhD Scholarship in Fisheries Effects on Sandy Habitats

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

A PhD Scholarship in “Fisheries effects on sandy habitats” is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) starting on 1 December 2018.

The PhD project will be carried out at the Section for Ecosystem-based Management, in Lyngby, Denmark.

Allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Online applications are to be submitted no later than 21 October 2018. For further information about the project, please contact Senior Research Scientist Ole Ritzau Eigaard; [email protected] or Rikke Hansen, [email protected] (+45) 3588 3001. To apply visit


  1. Fisheries Research Development Cooperation PhD Scholarship

The University of Western Australia, Australia

This project is co-funded by the Fisheries Research Development Cooperation (FRDC), and Future Green Solutions,a small local company, to explore the viability of insect meal produced from Black Soldier Fly larvae as a food source for growing fin fish.

Although this scholarship is available in the 2019 round for Domestic applicants and UWA International graduates, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for enrolment in a PhD at UWA, including a high level of English language proficiency (Academic IELTS – 6.5 overall, no bands lower than 6.0 or equivalent is required).

To apply visit All applicants must contact DrJan Hemmi , to discuss the proposed research before submitting an application.


  1. PhD Scholarship in Fisheries Technology

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

A PhD Scholarship in Fisheries Technology is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date December 2018. The project will be carried out in the Fisheries Technology research group situated in Hirtshals, Denmark in affiliation to the Section for Ecosystem-based Management, Lyngby, Denmark.

The selected candidate will join an active, international and cross-disciplinary research team. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union and the period of employment is 3 years.

For further information about the project, please contact senior research scientist Ludvig Krag at [email protected] , +45 33853206.

To apply visit


  1. Adapting to life in metal polluted rivers: implications for conservation, genetic diversity and fisheries management in the brown trout (Salmo trutta).

    NERC FRESH CDT studentship, Phd in Biosciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) will provide a world-class doctoral research and training environment, for the next generation of interdisciplinary freshwater scientists equipped to tackle future global water challenges.

GW4 FRESH CDT welcomes applications from both UK and EU applicants. Applications open on Monday 8th October and close at 9:00 on 17th December 2018.

The application form is available at

also sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to the CDT by 9:00 on 17th December 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a panel interview in Cardiff in the week commencing 25th February 2019.


  1. PhD: Optical recognition of Bythotrephes

University of Waterloo

In collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the successful candidate will use a Laser Optical Plankton Counter (LOPC) data stream to identity plankton species in samples from the Great Lakes.

The position will start between September 2018 and January 2019. Applicants must meet the standards for entry into the Biology (, or Applied math graduate program (


  1. PhD Studentship in Fisheries and Integrated Ecosystem Analysis

University College Cork, Ireland

The FishKOSM project is a collaborative project between the Marine Institute, UCC, GMIT, AFBI and QUB, funded by DAFM.

The project aims to generate the knowledge needed to support an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) aligned with the Common Fisheries Policy and Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), using management strategy evaluation and ecological risk analysis.

The studentship will involve developing IEA work, and linking that to Ecological Risk Analysis.

For full particulars on this post please refer to: To apply you can visit


  1. PhD in Fisheries Ecology

Leibniz, Germany

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB, ) is the largest German institute dealing with freshwater ecology and inland fisheries. IGB offers excellent laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research, large-scale experimental facilities, and long-term research programs and data sets.

The position is available from January, 1, 2019 in the research group of Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus ( ) and a small project team of 5 people (PI, two postdocs, one PhD student, one communication manager).

Required application documents are to be uploaded no later than September, 21, 2018 via the IGB’s ( )


  1. PhD Fellowship: Evaluate the disease status of velvet crab, brown crab, lobster & shrimp

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland

We are currently seeking a suitably qualified and strongly motivated candidate to undertake a PhD project as part of a collaboration between the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the Marine Institute.

This program would me undertaken in NUIG, CONNAUGHT and the application Deadline is 08 Nov 2018. To apply for this scholarship visit


  1. Africa PhD Scholarships in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science

Africa PhD Scholarships in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science: Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, invites applications from qualified candidates for the Second intake of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science program.

Limited PhD scholarships are available on competitive basis through DAAD/Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).

The deadline for this scholarship is 31 May, applications forms can be downloaded from Bunda College of Agriculture or RUFORUM websites at

or picked up the form from The Registrar, Bunda College of Agriculture, P.O. Box 219, Lilongwe. Malawi. Email: pgsr[at]

Applicants outside Malawi may apply to RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151 Garden Hill, Maker ere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. Email: secretariat[at]


  1. PhD Scholarship in Fishery at University of South Bohemia in Czech Republic, 2018/2019

The University of South Bohemia is now accepting applications for full-time PhD Scholarship in Fishery for students from around the world are eligible to apply.

The University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters, Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology.

It is the largest and most comprehensive facilities focusing on basic research and primarily on applied research in the sphere of fish culture in the Czech Republic.

Although, it is a Czech program, applicants from worldwide can be admitted to this program. The deadline for this scholarship is 30 November 2018.

To apply complete the on-line application on


  1. Kisii University-DAAD Fisheries PhD Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the award of DAAD Msc and PhD scholarship with specialization of Fisheries.

The PhD Scholarships will be available for a maximum of three years and the studies will be undertaken at Kisii University beginning September 2018.

The Deadline for applications is February 9 and the form can be filled at


  1. PhD Studentship: Enhancing Fish and Eel Migration in Rivers through Flow Field Optimisation at Control and Pumping Stations

Concern over the status of European eel, Anguillaanguilla, stocks is so great that the European Union has legislation (The EC Eel Regulation (1100/2007)) for their protection from human-mediated activities, including entrainment at pumping stations.

This studentship is one of six in the REDEEM research cluster (Research and Development of fish and Eel Entrainment Mitigation at pumping stations) that will focus on understanding fish and eel behaviour to minimise entrainment.

For UK/EU post-graduate students the scholarship will include fees at the ‘home/EU’ student rate and maintenance (£14,777 in 2018/19) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

The students will also complete modules for research and transferable skills development. To apply for this scholarship visit


  1. PhD Student for Freshwater and Marine Fishery

IRTA, Spain

The financial remuneration for the PhD Student contract will be €1,162.84/gross per month (€16,279.76/gross per annum) for the first and second years.

For this third year, it will be €1,245.90/gross per month (€17,442.60/gross per annum) and for the fourth year it will be €1,557.38/gross per month (€21,803.32/gross per annum) which will be subject to the corresponding withholdings, pursuant to prevailing regulations, and to the collective employment agreement of IRTA.

To apply visit The application deadline is on 31 October 2018.

  1. PhD Scholarship – Culturing anaerobic hindgut bacteria from the seaweed eating fish

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the research of one PhD candidate to investigate factors contributing to the conditions necessary to culture anaerobic bacteria from the hindgut of seaweed eating fish.

The successful candidate will have skills in both analytical chemistry and microbiology. This student will be fully funded as part of an Endeavour Fund grant from the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE).

An annual stipend of NZ$27,000 will be awarded to the selected candidate. The application deadline is 14 Nov 2018.

To apply visit

  1. PhD Scholarship in Nutritional Physiology of Fish

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

A PhD Scholarship in nutritional physiology of fish is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) to commence during the fall of 2018.

The scholarship is financed partly by DTU as a joint alliance project between DTU and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), further supported by DTU Aqua. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

To apply for this scholarship visit

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