Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES-STAR)

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Master course for tomorrow's leaders in global aquaculture

Joint Master's in Aquaculture, Environment and Society-STAR

NEXT INTAKE - September 2023 (Application deadline 27th February 2023)

ACES-STAR is an amazing 2-year programme that allows an international group of students to study aquaculture in Scotland here at SAMS (semester 1), Crete at the University of Crete (Greece, semester 2) and Nantes, Nantes University (France, semester 3) with intensive involvement from industry.

As an ACES-STAR graduate, our alumni will contribute to developing a global aquaculture industry that produces sustainable seafood for a growing human population. Students build a lasting, international network and lay the foundation for outstanding employment opportunities.

ACES-STAR is coordinated by SAMS. Please visit our dedicated programme website for all relevant information or email

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Aquaculture, Environment and Society-STAR receives a €5.2M boost to fund a further 81 scholarships over the next 5 years!

The closing date for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications is Monday 27th February 2023. The closing date for all other students is Friday 4th August 2023.

These scholarships are funded by the EACEA of the European Union and will meet the cost of tuition fees, provide a contribution towards travel and relocation and a contribution towards daily living expenses. Please note: Erasmus Mundus scholarships are subject to availability

Self-Funded Applicants

We welcome applications from those who are able to self-fund our ACES-STAR programme fees and costs. Email for more information on how to apply for September 2023 intake. Information on course fees and costs of living in each country the course takes place can be found over at




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