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Diploma for Harbour Masters

Professional development distance learning course for those involved in port marine safety, operations and management

Starts 20 April 2020

IHMA Course Bursary for the Diploma for Harbour Masters

What is the International Harbour Master’s Association (IHMA) bursary?

The IHMA provides a bursary for any current Full or Associate member. One is offered per intake and covers 50% of the applicable online course fee. Further information and membership details for the IHMA can be found at www.harbourmaster.org

Assessment of bursary applications

The process of judging who should be awarded the bursary is undertaken by the relevant awarding association. The closing date for applications is Friday - 6 March 2020. When applying, please note the below:

  • Applications must be submitted on the official application form only (with the exception of the statement of motivation which can be submitted on a separate sheet)
  • All questions on the application form are to be completed in full – any incomplete applications cannot be assessed, and will be rejected
  • Confirmation is required by senior manager or independent financial source that funding for the other 50% of course fees is secured
  • Confirmation is required of paid up membership of the IHMA – non-members cannot apply for the bursary, and will be rejected
  • Applications are reviewed on merit however any that are overburdened with errors (poor English, spelling errors, etc.) will be rejected – please proof read your application carefully


How to apply

To apply, simply download the Bursary Application form. Once completed, please email this to [email protected] before Friday 6 March 2020. Please note that all successful recipients must also complete the application for enrolment form and must meet Lloyd’s Maritime Academy entry requirements. Contact us for more details.

Terms & conditions

  • The bursary does not offer any transfer of money to a participant
  • The bursary applied for the April 2020 intake of the course
  • The bursary covers 50% of base online course fee only
  • The successful bursary applicant will be required to complete the application for enrolment form and to accept the course terms and conditions
  • The successful bursary applicant must be prepared to partake in marketing concerning their award
  • The course is taught by online distance learning and as such does not offer any rights for invitation, travel, or attendance in the UK
  • The decision of the award panel and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is final