UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries 2022

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UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries 2022

The vision of the Maritime Studies Unit (established in 2012) is to provide a strong, inter-disciplinary teaching and research space focussed on shipping and international trade law and economics.

Our students have the option to study full time or part time towards an LLM, PgDip or MComm with a maritime specialisation. The Unit is housed within the School of Law, and works in close collaboration with the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. We aim to provide our students with a unique experience by creating opportunities to network across disciplines, and to interact closely with leading industry stakeholders through a program of field trips and guest seminars. This multi-disciplinary approach equips our students with the 21st century skills relevant to a successful career in the maritime industry.

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) invites qualifying students to apply for UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries Programme 2022 academic year.

  • Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2021

UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries 2022

The Ethekwini Maritime Cluster is inviting students, to apply for bursary funding, for studies towards Masters or PhD research in Maritime, for the 2022 academic year. The bursary will cover studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, in the Unit of Maritime Law and Maritime Studies.

Bursaries will be awarded to 5 students, to the value of R20 000 each, for cover towards research and study expenses. Students who are either currently registered in 2021 for Masters or PhD research in Maritime, or are registering in 2022, may apply.

UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries 2022


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  1. You must be studying or accepted to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, for Masters or PhD research in Maritime in 2022
  2. You must have an interest in maritime studies
  3. Preference will be given to candidates from previously disadvantaged groups

How to apply UKZN Maritime Cluster Bursaries 2022 

Students who meet all of the above eligibility criteria, may apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  1. Full Curriculum Vitae
  2. Covering letter outlining why you want to conduct research in maritime
  3. Draft research proposal in a maritime topic
  4. Full academic record to date
  5. Progress report from your supervisor: if already enrolled for Masters or PhD
  6. Proof of acceptance at University of KwaZulu-Natal, for Masters (research) or Phd in maritime: if enrolling for the first time in 2022

Note: there is no application form for this bursary – students need only submit the above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted to Ms Veronica Peter (at the UKZN Maritime Studies Unit), via email at:
(Insert the words “Ethekwini Maritime Cluster Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

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