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PhD Excellence international awards in Canada

International students with diverse backgrounds are provided with this fantastic PhD Excellence Scholarships programme to study at the ISMER Université du Québec à Rimouski. 

The scholarship will be provided to three international students who wish to pursue PhD in Marine Sciences and Oceanography. Students from Canada are also eligible to apply to avail this application . 

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 Institut Des Sciences De La Mer De Rimouski (ISMER) of the Université du Québec à Rimouski(UQAR) is one of the largest university networks in Canada that gives utter importance to teaching, research and service to the community.

Why study at ISMER UQAR? The University is known tprovide various admission and in-course scholarships, housing facilities, financial aid, etc., to make students feel at ease. It has sheltered a large critical mass of researchers and students from various disciplinary backgrounds dedicated to the discovery and advancement of knowledge about coastal environments from a sustainable development perspective. It has signed about 15 collaboration agreements in research and training with half a dozen countries worldwide to bring the best to its students.

 Application Deadline: 1st July 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: ISMER UQAR
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $20,000
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Canada


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: All PhD degree programmes in the field of marine sciences are eligible.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be new full-time students at ISMER.
  • The applicants must be registered in the doctoral program at ISMER at the time of obtaining the scholarship.
  • These excellent opportunities are intended for students from Quebec, other Canadian provinces, or worldwide.
  • Be able to start the doctoral thesis in the fall of 2021 or winter of 2022 semesters;
  • Be in the position to register (full time) in the doctoral program in oceanography at ISMER at the time of obtaining the scholarship;

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The students must register and enrol themselves in the University in their preferred course through the online platform. The applicants are required to submit the documents mentioned below through mail to the Program committee of graduate studies in oceanography at ISMER on [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: The applicants must possess the following documents:
  • All university grade transcripts
  • Birth certificate
  • Letter to motivation
  • Three reference letters
  • A letter of support from a professor at ISMER
  • Resume
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants are required to have a minimum grade point of at least 3.7 / 4.3 or the equivalent to secure an admission.
  • Language Requirement: The applicants are required to submit scores of the attempted IRLTS and TOEFL tests as proof of English language proficiency.
  • The University also requires fluency in French. The following tests are accepted:
  • TFI – 750
  • TCF – B2


The University will provide three selected applicants with a sum of $20,000 per annum for three years to cover their doctoral degree at ISMER.

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