Commonwealth cash for St Andrews scholars

TEN postgraduate students from developing countries in the Commonwealth are to receive funding for University of St Andrews aquaculture courses.
The placements for the two-year MSc in sustainable aquaculture are being 87 per cent funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), Fish Farming Expert reported today.
The remainder of the £18,470 fee is being provided by Fish Vet Group.
Professor Neil Hazon, who runs the course, said: ‘It’s a win-win situation. The CSC grant will provide financial support to allow students from the Commonwealth who wouldn’t have had a chance to fund their studies otherwise.
‘From the university’s point of view, it allows us to target students in parts of the world where aquaculture is growing very fast.’
The course aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the commercial, technical, environmental and social considerations of sustainable aquaculture, while also evolving students’ understanding of global markets, new aquaculture developments and aquaculture’s relationship with traditional fisheries.
The course, run by in association with and Fish Vet Group, which provides the distance learning platform, is normally run for 15 to 20 students, but Prof Hazon said the CSC scholarship ‘will give us the opportunity to recruit more’.
Students must apply before April 15.
Students from Scotland or EU countries (but not the rest of the UK) can apply for Scottish Funding Council finance for seven other places on the same course.