ISMER Ph.D Excellence Scholarship for International Students in Canada 2020/2021

ISMER Ph.D Excellence Scholarship for International Students in Canada 2020/2021
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General $60000 Doctorate Partial Funding » Deadline: June 1, 2020 Location: » Canada

This scholarship program aims to recruit up to 10 new full-time students with diverse backgrounds who will begin their doctoral studies at Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski (ISMER) in the 2020/2021 academic session in Canada.

The scholarships, amounting to 20,000$ per year, will be for three years which will see to it that the candidates complete his/her educational training. The award will enable candidates who will not ordinarily be able to afford the cost of studying in a Ph.D programme afford the opportunity to do so.


Scholarship Sponsor: ISMER, Canada

Scholarship level: Postgraduate

Scholarship Value: 20,000$ per year for three years

Subject Eligibility: Oceanography

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The scholarship is for Canadian and international students.


Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be considered for the ISMER Ph.D Excellence Scholarship for International Students in Canada, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be available to start the doctoral thesis in the fall of 2020 or winter of 2021 semester.
  • Applicants must meet the basic requirements for admission to the doctoral program in oceanography at ISMER.
  • Applicants must have obtained relevant qualification with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7/4.3 or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must be in the position to register in a full time doctoral program in oceanography at ISMER at the time of obtaining the scholarship.
  • Applicants must note that the doctoral thesis must be carried out under the supervision of a professor from ISMER. The student must have obtained a letter of support from the professor responsible for one of the available projects.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a complete CV (curriculum vitae; including scientific communications, scholarships, awards, expeditions, and so on), a motivation letter explaining the candidate's path and how this path is in line with the proposed project and the Ph.D. program in oceanography at ISMER, all university grade transcripts, a letter of support from the professor responsible for the project, and three (3) letters of recommendation (including one from a research supervisor) in electronic format to the Program committee of graduate studies in oceanography at ISMER.

Only complete applications that meet the criteria for this scholarship program will be evaluated by the selection committee after the application deadline. The final selection of candidates will be made during an in-person or remote interview. We support an equality program and strongly encourage women, people with disabilities, visible and ethnic minorities, and indigenous people to apply.

Application Deadline

1 June 2020, 4:30 PM (EST).


In addition to the ISMER Ph.D Excellence Scholarship, all applicants will be eligible for an exemption from foreign student differential tuition fees (website information in French only). If this exemption is granted, students will pay the same tuition fees as Quebec students.

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