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Get degree in doctor of philosophy, Aquaculture and fisheries science in Malawi University.


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

The program is designed for 3-4 years (full-time) and will consist of 2-3 semesters (1.5 years) of course work and 4 semesters (2 years) of research. Students may specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Aquaculture Production Technology
  • Fisheries Science and Management

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

Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to apply and source own funding since the available scholarships are limited.

Only non Malawian students will benefit from the current available Scholarships offered.

The estimated cost of training for the program is US$55,000. This will cover administration fees, tuition, research and student welfare.

Entry Requirements: MSc degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries or related field from a recognized university.

Africa PhD Scholarships Application Requirements

The following are required for your application to be complete:

  • Two copies of completed application forms
  • Two confidential reports, from two academics who can comment on your academic record and research capabilities
  • Academic transcript and copies of certificates
  • A processing fee of US$50 for all applicants and K3, 500.00 for Malawian applicants.
  • A two page concept note on research project of interest.

Applications forms can be downloaded from Bunda College of Agriculture or RUFORUM websites, or by writing to:

The Registrar, Bunda College of Agriculture, P.O. Box 219, Lilongwe. Malawi. Email: pgsr[at]bunda.unima.mw

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

Deadline: 31 May

For more information and application materials; Africa PhD Scholarships in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science


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