Application process & forms

Applicants for AQD training

  • Technologists, technicians, managers, researchers, and extension workers in aquaculture and related disciplines (with the appropriate educational background)
  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to communicate in English
  • In good health

Application for training

  • Choose a training course and contact AQD Training Coordinators for the schedule and syllabus.
  • Obtain a medical certificate of good health attesting to ability to undertake training and strenuous aquaculture work.
  • Fill out an Application for Training.
  • Submit a completed Application to the AQD Training Coordinators at least one month before the start of the training course.
  • Wait for admission notice.
  • Pay the training fees.
  • If you are staying for more than two weeks, please secure 47A2 or 9A visa good for the entire duration of your stay in the Philippines.

Training fees

  • Amounts differ by course.
  • Fees cover training materials, honoraria for resource persons, field trips, and accident insurance.
  • Lodging at AQD Apartments is imperative during the regular training courses.
  • Meals are not included.
  • Damage deposit is added for courses with laboratory sessions (refundable if no damage is incurred).
  • Fees may be paid upon application, admission, or registration.
  • Fellowships are available for applicants nominated by their governments through the respective SEAFDEC Council Directors.

In the Philippines, either ~

  • Pay to the AQD Cashier at Tigbauan Main Station
  • Buy and send Postal Money Order payable to the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
  • Deposit in the SEAFDEC/AQD account # 307 112877 9 at United Coconut Planters Bank, Iznart Street, Iloilo City

From outside the Philippines, either ~

  • By Bank Draft or Demand Draft payable to the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
  • Telegraphic transfer to the SEAFDEC/AQD account # 023 21000001 1 at Bank of Commerce, Iznart Street, Iloilo City, Philippines.  Please add US$15 to the bill to cover bank charges.
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