Closing date for the AOS 2021 course applications: 15 October 2020. The official application period is now closed but late applications will be considered for the waiting list. 

Note that later applications for South Africans will be considered on individual cases; please be in touch with us as soon as possible

Note that two accepted African students (SA citizen or permanent residents) from the 2021 batch will be selected to receive a grant of approximately R4000 per month through the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Association (SADSTIA) Internship Programme.

SADSTIA recognizes the need for transformation in the commercial fishing industry, inter alia by unlocking doors for young professionals and tackle issues of unemployment in collaboration with stakeholders. SADSTIA mission is: 1) to introduce a new platform for taking commitment in critical skills development to a new level, investing in young minds, and providing new perspectives on the fishing industry that will be an inspiration to postgraduates building career opportunities and contributing to their professional growth. 2) To build the research entity (the Science Academy) to enhance core research functions that are crucial for research related to resources utilized by the fishing industry. 



To apply for the Applied Ocean Sciences (AOS) taught Masters degree at UCT, you have to to complete both applications

  • You need to apply to us at Ma-Re: Ma-Re application
  • You also need to apply to UCT via their online application system: UCT application. Note that online applications for UCT open in April/May for the following year. Please refer to the UCT website for updated details.

International students must also contact the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) as they will be able to advise on all the necessary documentation required to study in South Africa and any other related queries.