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Why Study at the DIFS?

Fishes engender an inexplicable passion in students. This, coupled with the reputation of the Department, has resulted in our attracting students from many countries. The students currently registered in the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS) are from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, England and Uruguay. In the past, we have also had students from Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Malawi, Lesotho, Tanzania, Canada, Seychelles, Israel, Mauritius and Scotland.

The academic programme of the DIFS aims to prepare students for a career in ichthyology, fisheries science or aquaculture. This requires the students to have a sound theoretical knowledge and the ability to undertake research at the cutting edge. All students are encouraged to undertake research projects within the main research thrusts of the staff members. Students at all levels are actively encouraged to publish their research findings in the international peer reviewed literature. This policy has in the past been very successful and contributes towards enhanced and unparalleled scientific enthusiasm.

Students are selected on the basis of academic performance and their interest in ichthyology, fisheries science or aquaculture.

Last Modified: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:42:28 SAST