A limited number of fellowships to provide financial support to students are given each year by a range of international donors. All WMU programmes of study are designed to respond to the current needs of the maritime industry through a balance of academic study and practical experience.
The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is a postgraduate maritime university founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. The aim of WMU is to further enhance the objectives and goals of IMO and IMO member States around the world through education, research, and capacity building to ensure safe, secure, and efficient shipping on clean oceans. WMU is truly an organization by and for the international maritime community.
WMU offers a postgraduate programme in Maritime Affairs, leading to a Master of Science or a Postgraduate Diploma, in the following specializations:
MSc students benefit from a unique programme of global field studies at host organizations such as shipping companies, ports authorities, maritime administrations, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations, throughout the world. The cooperation of an enormous range of global institutions offers a unique opportunity to experience the application of the latest theories and technologies in real-life maritime situations, and to forge bonds with a global network of maritime professionals.
Eligible Countries: These fellowships are open for applicants from South Pacific Regions:
Cook Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
WMU admits students who are already established in careers in the maritime field. The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:
Solid computer skills are essential since students are required to use computers from the beginning of the first semester to write their examination answers, complete assignments, and carry out research and other projects. Applicants who lack computer and keyboard skills cannot be accepted. From the group of applicants who meet these general entrance requirements, the Admissions Board will select only the best-qualified candidates, taking into account all their qualifications and achievements.
Additional Entrance Requirements: Accelerated Programme
In addition to meeting the requirements outlined above, applicants for advanced standing must demonstrate they have already covered the content of the first semester of the standard programme. The additional qualifications required are:
Applicants to the accelerated programme must supply detailed transcripts from their undergraduate and postgraduate study. In lieu of transcripts detailed syllabi, the marks gained, and a full academic reference must be supplied.
Special Information for South African Applicants
Applicants from South Africa can seek funding for their studies from TETA, the Transport Education and Training Authority.
English Language Requirements: The English and Study Skills Programme (ESSP) is for anyone who needs to communicate more effectively in English in the maritime field. ESSP students are typically:
Test Requirements: All applicants to the University must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.
Applications for admission to the MSc in Maritime Affairs should be submitted online via the self service portal:
Note 1: Please create only ONE account and submit only ONE application.
Note 2: All supporting documentation should be completed prior to filling out the online form
So files can be directly uploaded within the application.
How to apply this scholarship?:
All candidates must apply electronically. Paper applications are not accepted.