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University of Quebec ISMER 2020 PhD Excellence Scholarships for International Students - Canada

The Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (UQAR-ISMER) at the University of Quebec is currently inviting applications from qualified international students for its 2020 ISMER PhD Excellence scholarship.

This scholarship program aims to recruit up to 10 new full-time students with diverse backgrounds who will begin their doctoral studies at ISMER in the fall 2020 or winter 2021 semester.

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About University of Quebec Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (UQAR-ISMER)

The largest French-language university research institute in marine sciences in Canada, the Rimouski Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMER) brings together a large critical mass of researchers and students from various disciplinary backgrounds who are dedicated to discovery and advancing knowledge of coastal environments, with a view to sustainable development. Attached to the University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR), ISMER brings together a community of experts in biology, chemistry, physics and geology. They are particularly interested in the functioning of marine ecosystems with regard to c... read more


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Aim and Benefits of University of Quebec ISMER PhD Scholarship

The scholarships, amounting to 20,000$ per year, will be for three years and would be awarded to selected candidates for the duration of the programme


Requirements for University of Quebec ISMER PhD Scholarship Qualification

These excellence scholarships are intended for students from Quebec, other Canadian provinces, or from around the world.

Interested candidates must:

  1. Be able to start the doctoral thesis in the fall 2020 or winter 2021 semester.
  2. Meet the basic requirements for admission to the doctoral program in oceanography at ISMER.
  3. Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.7 / 4.3 or the equivalent (ex. ≥ 14/20).
  4. 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.
  5. Be in the position to register (full time) in the doctoral program in oceanography at ISMER at the time of obtaining the scholarship.

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Application Deadline

June 1, 2020


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. ( [email protected])

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.

For more details, visit the scholarship website


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