Maritime Degree Programs for International Students

Whether you’re interested in working for a merchant navy, in a port, ship, yacht or as ship captain students who join any of the universities offering maritime degrees have a wide range of Maritime Majors to choose from. Universities offer all study levels from foundation year, bachelor degree, master degree, PhD and maritime training courses too.

Degree majors including shipping studies, nautical science, marine technology, marine engineering, marine operations, port management, maritime management, English for shipping terms and STCW courses and training. See full list of maritime courses below.

The Maritime course offered including bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees are taught by some of the best universities in UK, USA and Australia. The degrees and courses are available in distance learning, part-time or full-time study modes.

All the programs are accredited by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Australian Maritime Authority and United States Maritime Administration (MARD). The maritime degrees provide students with advance knowledge, extensive skills and solid qualifications to prepare them for successful maritime careers and maritime jobs with marine companies, maritime companies and maritime government agencies such as customs authorities and port authorities.

Universities Teaching Maritime Degrees

Some of the UK Universities include University of Southampton, University of Portsmouth, Newcastle University, University of Strathclyde and Southampton Solent University. Australian Universities include University of Tasmania Australian Maritime College (AMC), , University of Sydney Marine Studies Institute (MSI) and University of Wollongong.

Maritime colleges in US include Texas A&M University, United States Merchant Marine Academy, California Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy,
Canadian Universities include University of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University, Memorial University of Newfoundland Marine Institute and Georgian College.

Degrees taught by those top universities are accredited by the well-regarded International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) which is often required by many maritime organizations and employers.

Maritime Degree Majors

There is a wide range of Maritime degree majors covering all aspects including marine science, marine engineering, marmite management and maritime administration.  Below is a list of popular marine degrees:

  • Chief Mate & Master
  • Chief Mate Certificate
  • Geography with Marine Studies
  • Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Technology with Marine Engineering
  • Marine Technology with Naval Architecture
  • Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Technology with Offshore Engineering
  • Maritime Business & Management
  • Maritime Law
  • Nautical Science and Chief Mate
  • Nautical Science Certificate
  • Naval Architecture with Ocean Engineering
  • Navigation and Maritime Science
  • Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • Ship and Port Management
  • Ship Captain
  • Ship Deck Officer Certificate
  • Ship Science
  • Ship Science & Engineering Management
  • Ship Science & Naval Architecture
  • Ship Science & Naval Engineering
  • Ship Science & Naval Engineering
  • Sub-Sea Engineering
  • Yacht Operations
  • Yacht Operations
  • Maritime English Courses

Admission Requirements

The general criteria and admission requirements by most universities include good high school qualification and IELTS 4.5 for admission to the foundation year, IELTS 6.0 for direct admission to the bachelor degree.  Students must hold a good bachelor degree qualification and IELTS 6.5 score for admission to the master’s degree. PhD admission requirements include bachelor degree, master degree, PhD proposal and IELTS 6.5 score.

How to apply for the Maritime degrees

Students who are interested in university admissions and need an offer of acceptance for any of the above maritime degree programs can apply online now. This is the easiest and fastest way to apply to university and receive your offer of acceptance from accredited universities in maritime education. Our admission application is supported by a team of education consultants and admissions experts who will work on your application to ensure you receive a positive outcome fast.


  • Ogbobi Bamidele

    I am interested in applying for a degree course in your institution….I am from Nigeria,how do i go with the application and what is the duration for course of studying ship captain in Australia

  • Devinder Singh

    I hold a Deck Watch-keeper license ( Second Navigating Officer ) approved under Indian Government. Currently I am sailing on container ships as Third Officer and want to study further for my Chief Mate & Master licence either in Canada or in Australia. Which place is best for me to study further? Many thanks in advance for for your guidance.

  • Syed Hassan Shahzad

    Hi hassan here i want to give exam for certificate of proficiency for class 2nd so pls gide me



  • Gaurav k

    I am sailing as 2nd officer. I d request any helpful info on bachelor of nautical science course in Canada. Considering my 6 years of work experience I shall be eligible for direct entry to 3rf year I guess.
    Pls help


    Good evening sir,

    I hope you are doing well.

    My name is M.S.Thinesh from Srilanka, I would like to apply for EOOW examination in your college. I am not an existing HND student, I am a motor man and I have over 36months sea experience. I am looking to obtain a COC through experienced seafarer route. Kindly tell me the procedure.
    Awaiting for your reply
    Best Regards

  • Akomolafe Sunday Samuel

    Am interested and wish to apply for stcw in your school.want to know the fees,requirements and the process for international student. I look forward to hear from you.thank you.

  • Shamsher Singh Bal

    Currently holding Singapore mate licence and sailing as chief officer on FG container vessel.i want to convert my Singapore licence to Canadian licence,what is the procedure?

  • ogar nton enagu

    Please I need admission in any of the marine university to study, but I am and international student

  • Navdeep

    i want to know about high school marks requirement

  • Ajeigbe .O. Joel

    Message * Sir, I Will Like To Enroll In One Of Your Institution & Like To Study Coastal Zone Management Or Maritime Management. Please Put Me Through. Thanks. From Ajeigbe

  • ASAOLU Emmanuel Damilola

    I am an International who want to apply for Bachelor Degree in Maritime Business and Management.

  • john kenneth

    am a graduate of mechanical engineering technology(upper credit) from reputable polytechnic in Nigeria. I want to know if I can apply for distance postgraduate programme in any of UK maritime university to study ship science and naval architecture.

  • Olutayo Alawode Augustine

    Message *
    I would like to study maritime administration as Master in the United States. how am i going to go about it

  • Dilawar hussain

    My name is Dilawar Hussain, i am a graduate of Pakistan Marine Academy which is the branch of world maritime university,i am a Pakistani national now Im a trainee navigational officer onboard ship and expected to get my coc next year,
    I have done in maritime studies and I wish to study further, can I get scholarship in any programme related to maritime studies.I am very fond of studying further, the fee structure of universities is beyond my reach and there are negligible maritime institutes in Pakistan offering quality education.please help me or show me a way.

  • Ajagbe Oluwasegun Rilwan

    Dear ma/sir
    I Ajagbe Oluwasegun Rilwan student of marine engineering in the university of perpetual help system dalta top school and college Las pinas City in philippines want to sack an admission into university, I want to transfer into your school to continue my education career in your school .
    Hoping for your nice reply

  • joseph noel gwaza

    i will like to study maritime law or ship science and engineering management

  • Jison

    I hold bachilor degree in Nautical Science and a sailing 2nd officer, I would like undergo further studies abroad related to my field.


    Hii, I am Indian citizen and holder of unlimited master marine Coc from UK and higher national diploma in nautical science. I want to do MBA or MSC degree in shipping through distance learning program. Please guide me about all the requirements. Thanks

  • Sami ur Rehman

    Is there any age limit for getting admission in 4 years graduation program?

  • Theophilus Nwokedi

    Good morning dear resource person. I have a masters degree from my University in Nigeria where I also lecture as an academic staff. I wish to do a PHD degree in maritime studies (maritime management and shipping). I prefer to do this programme in Canada, Australia , America or Germany if I get admission. Please advice me on this and how you may be of help.
    Thank you.

  • Hnin Htet Htet Hlaing

    I want to know information of your university and scholarship. I am interested in Master Courses.

  • carlos salas

    Good morning, I am Carlos Salas (30) from Peru I am looking for marine training studies in order to be a marine pilot in a while. I am interested in knowing the requirements for a foreign student, thank you very much

  • Sahil

    I am looking for college who are carrying out maritime Law courses.
    I have been sailing for last 14 years and holding a Master Competency Certificate from UK.
    Thanks in advance

  • Nishan Chamling rai

    Dear sir/mam
    Currently I’m working in United Arab Emirates. I have passed high school in science but quit by then .I want to switch my job to marine sector after doing course about it . Would be pleased for the appropriate suggestion , thank you .

  • Mrs Yetunde Collins

    I am a nigerian checking for the best school for my child to study Naval Architecture in canada in the 2018/19 schoolafioye year.

  • Fundoh Bertrand

    Good day sir i m interested in doing an undergraduate course in marine navigation or other related course in canada.i ll be glad for ur assistance

  • Md Nuruzzaman Miah

    i want to study on Nautical science (bachelor)

  • Shailesh carvalho

    I am a master mariner holding Indian certificate of competency as master foreign going. I am looking for ship surveyor course in Canada

  • Ani

    Good day sir/ma.
    My name is Ani James Chukwunonso, a nigerian .what chances does a fresh graduate of marine engineer about to embark on the 1year apprenticeship have to be addmited to study marine technology with offshore engineering ?

  • Ali Raheed muhammad

    i just finished my undergraduate studies in law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; and i will like to further my studies by doing my masters in the field of maritime law

  • Eneze Solomon

    Please I am interest in scholarship in any university, I am with my under graduated qualification in shipping management, maritime academy in Nigeria. Thank you for helping me.

  • Eneze Solomon

    Thank am waiting for your reply

  • Emmanuel Odeyemi

    pls feed me more on the admission appication process. and reqirement.
    i desire to appy

  • Manjinder singh

    Hiii, I am sailing as chief officer on oil tanker and got master unlimited Coc from MCA, UK and higher national diploma in shipping from sqa. I want to do master degree(post graduate) in shipping through distance learning program. Please guide me with good university. Thanks

  • romel

    dear sir
    i am romel quaderi from bangladesh having class one coc from singapore serving as a chief engineer on merchant ship. i have more than ten years sea experience. i want to get a higher degree on marine field. can you advice.

  • Nehru

    Hello sir/madam I am holding second mate FG unlimited uk coc (ship officer) how do I convert to an equivalent Canadian coc second officer. I am an Indian I would like to migrate to Canada ,with my family could you please guide me with the same thanks


    i would like to apply for a maritime studies program how do i register online



  • khalid

    Dear Gents, need to get 3rd engineer maritime certificate.


    Good day
    I am a graduate of STATISTICS from a polytechnic in Nigeria and also hold a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Shipping Transport Management at Maritime Academy of Nigeria.

    I would like to apply for a scholarship program in Canada to do my Masters in Maritime Business & Management or Ship and Port Management.

    Kindly assist on how to go about it.



    I have passed class 3 exam from Bangladesh. Also I have completed 22 month of sea service as a third officer on board merchant ship. Now I want to appear class 2 exam in canada . Which maritime college should I go for in canada.

  • Tsega'ab Zeray

    am tsega’ab zeray from east africa ethiopia, i have B.S.C degree by hydraulic and water resource engineering, but currently i want to study marin electrical and electronics engineering by full fund scholarship, i hope i will get this chance

  • Benedict Teahui

    Am very interested in shipping and port management

  • waqas ahmed

    i am a navigational officer on ship with a sailing experience of 24 months as an officer of watch (3rd mate ,2nd mate).I have a bachelour degree in maritime sciences (2 years programme) i am intrested in chief mate and masters exams from canada.My question is can i get admission in masters in maritime sciences based on my qualification and sea experience…If so which nautical institue would be more suitable..

  • md.rezaul kabir chowdhury

    hello sir
    I’m very much interested

  • Ufih Isaac

    How can i apply for admission

  • Ufih Isaac

    I want to apply for degree program

  • Ufih Isaac

    Am 27yrs of age can I apply for degree program

  • Raghav gupta

    I am very much interested to learn and work in Canada but I not know the procedure properly I want help to get some information

  • Ngongho Divine Gwanyetula

    please am a Cameroonian looking for admission into your school but to do logistics management come September or October next year


    I am a Filipino and a license Chief Officer Certificate of Competency. I have six months
    experience as Chiief Officer on Philippine flag vessel. I have three years Second mate
    experience onboard different International Ships such as Crude, FSO, FPSO.
    I want to study in Canada. What Marine Degree can i take?
    Peter M. Katipunan

  • Ann Anita Rogers

    Do you have an opening for navigation and maritime science kindly in the next year 2018

  • Naah

    I will like to study about some programs in your school. Please give me some information about the school and programs

  • Bassey Gift Etim

    I am a Nigerian female student studying Marine engineering at Regional Maritime University Ghana for a Bsc. I also have a diploma in Marine engineering from Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron. I will like to pursue a masters degree in Marine and offshore engineering or subsea engineering in an internationally recognised university.
    I need a fully sponsored scholarship.
    Please in which schools are these scholarships available for my eligibility. Thanks

  • Mandeep Singh Chawla

    Wish to join Masters Marine management in Canadian University

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