Two partial Scholarships offered by WISTA Hellas for Postgraduate Programs in Shipping

Tuesday, 17/12/2013

Recognizing the continuous increase and importance of women working in the maritime sector, WISTA Hellas, in collaboration with ALBA Graduate Business School, offers two partial scholarships in the form of financial aid (50% of the tuition fees) to two women working in the maritime sector for the ALBA MBA in Shipping Program or the MSc in Shipping Management program, for the academic year 2014-2015. (Total cost for the ALBA MBA in Shipping Program is€19,750 while for the MSc in Shipping Management is €12,500).

The “Women in Shipping Scholarship Series” coincides with one of the main objectives of WISTA Hellas, to support women that wish to pursue a professional career in the maritime sector and promote the continuing education and networking opportunities of women involved in shipping.

The deadline for the first scholarship expires on 31.01.2014 and results will be announced in mid-February, while for the second scholarship, the deadline is set for 30.04.2014 and the results will be announced by the end of May.

Application can be submitted online.

Note that final selection will be made from ALBA based on a ranking of candidates and in collaboration with WISTA Hellas

Who should apply - Admission Criteria:

The following persons are entitled to apply for the Scholarships:

Women working in the maritime sector, Minimum age: 25 years old, Holders of bachelor's degrees in a relevant discipline or an equivalent professional qualification from an accredited Institution, including Merchant Marine Academies. At least three years of work experience in the maritime-oriented sector- for the MBA only. A minimum GMAT score of 550 is expected -for the MBA only. Fluency in English. Two strong recommendations from employers and/or professors. Satisfactory performance in a personal interview.

NOTE: Being a WISTA member is not a prerequisite in order to apply.

Priority Criteria: Upon complying with the minimum standards given above, for candidates of equal qualifications, priority will be given to:

Low income persons, Persons with special needs, Women with 3 or more children or with a child with special needs.

For more information, please contact directly Mr. Spyros Vougious, Academic Director of the Shipping Programs, by email: svougious@alba.edu.gr