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Ocean Country Partnership Programme Scholarships India 2024-2025

Deadline: November 20, 2023

Applications are open for the Ocean Country Partnership Programme Scholarships India 2024-2025. The OCPP Scholarships India, funded through the UK’s Blue Planet Fund, offer a unique opportunity for students from India to undertake a fully funded master’s in marine science. Aimed at early to mid-career researchers from India who wish to develop a career in marine science, the OCPP scholarships India will support world-class research in this area.

Hosted by Berhampur University and Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)​, the scholarships will enable scholars from India to harness their regional knowledge, conduct vital research and help develop solutions to marine environmental problems.

The aim of the scholarships is to support scientific research that will contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of marine resources and strengthen responses to marine environmental challenges. The scholarships will also make a positive and tangible impact on the livelihoods of coastal communities that depend on healthy marine ecosystems.


Scholarships will be awarded for Masters’ students. Each successful recipient will be entitled to: 

  • Tuition fees 
  • Living allowance 
  • Research support grant
  • Disability and maternity costs (case by case basis) 


  • Applicants for Master’s should be citizens of India;
  • Should be working in or have significant experience of work in the areas of environment, fisheries and aquaculture science;
  • Should hold an undergraduate or bachelor’s-level degree; 
  • Applicants must already be studying on one of the Masters courses listed below under the Degree Programmes section.


Applications must be completed through the online application form to be considered. If you don’t already have an ACU account, you will need to set one up by clicking ‘Get Started’, in the top right-hand corner of the application login page.

For each host university there are specific courses and research projects listed that applicants will need to indicate their interest in as part of their application.  They strongly advise applicants to read all of the application guidance and FAQs pages carefully, before starting their application, and then complete all questions in full. 

Applications are now open and will close on November 20, 2023 at 16:00 UTC.

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For more information, visit OCPP Scholarships India.