Maritime Studies and Maritime Universities Worldwide

Today, shipping is a modern, highly technical, professional discipline that requires a great deal of skill, knowledge and expertise from the maritime workforce. A safe, secure and clean shipping industry can only be built on effective standards of education and training. The world depends on a safe, secure and efficient shipping industry; and the shipping industry depends on an adequate supply of seafarers to operate the ships that carry the essential cargoes we all rely on.

Maritime studies at colleges or universities that offer courses in ship engineering and navigation provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become ship engineers or navigation officers on commercial ships. Ship engineers are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship’s engines and related systems, while navigation officers are responsible for safely navigating the ship and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.

Maritime studies programs that focus on ship engineering cover a wide range of topics, including marine engineering, marine propulsion systems, electrical and electronic systems, thermodynamics, mechanics, and materials science. Students learn about the design and operation of marine engines, fuel systems, and related equipment, as well as the maintenance and repair of these systems. They also study the principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, which are essential for understanding the behavior of fluids in a marine environment. Maritime studies programs that focus on navigation cover topics such as ship handling, navigation technology, celestial navigation, meteorology, and international maritime regulations. Students learn about the principles of navigation and how to use navigational equipment, such as radar and GPS systems, to safely navigate the ship. They also learn about international maritime laws and regulations, which are essential for ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards.

In addition to technical knowledge, students in maritime studies programs also learn about the regulatory and legal framework that governs commercial shipping. They study international maritime law, regulations governing ship construction and maintenance, environmental protection laws, and safety regulations. This knowledge is essential for ship engineers and navigation officers who must ensure that their ships are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

To become a ship engineer or navigation officer on commercial ships, students must complete a rigorous training program that includes both classroom instruction and practical experience. This training is typically provided by maritime academies or through apprenticeship programs with commercial shipping companies. The training includes instruction in the use of specialized tools and equipment, as well as hands-on experience working on ships. Graduates of maritime studies programs can pursue a variety of careers in the commercial shipping industry. They may work as ship engineers, chief engineers, navigation officers, or technical managers. They may also work in shipyards, shipping companies, or maritime research institutions. The demand for ship engineers and navigation officers is expected to grow in the coming years as the global shipping industry continues to expand, making maritime studies a promising field for those interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and dynamic industry.

Maritime Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that uses liberal arts or business as the foundation for exploring humankind’s relationship with waterways and watersheds. Incorporating maritime history, sea literature, poetry, film, oceanography, cartography, culture studies, and contemporary marine policy, maritime studies covers a broader scope than traditional maritime history or seamanship. Maritime Studies “must be broad based and multidisciplinary and involve ‘almost every profession having to do with the sea.'”  Some of the institutions providing maritime studies combine a broad grounding in technical and scientific coursework with the study of courses in arts and humanities. While maritime academies frequently prepare cadets for careers in the merchant marine, maritime studies programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the civilian maritime industrial and service sectors.

The World Maritime theme for 2022 – ‘New technologies for greener shipping’  reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind. The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of a sustainable maritime sector and the need to build back better and greener in a post-pandemic world.


This is a list of maritime colleges, universities, and institutes, grouped by geographical region and country.



Country City University Website
Algeria Béjaïa École Technique de Formation et d’Instruction Maritimes de Béjaia
Bou Ismaïl École Nationale Supérieure Maritime
Mostaganem École Technique de Formation et d’Instruction Maritimes de Mostaganem
Egypt Alexandria Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Eritrea Massawa Massawa College of Marine Science and Technology
Ethiopia Bahir Dar Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute
Ghana Accra Regional Maritime University
Kenya Juja Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Mombasa Bandari Maritime Academy
Maritime & Management Institute Of East Africa
Technical University of Mombasa
Morocco Agadir Institut Supérieur des Pêches Maritimes d’Agadir
Al Hoceïma Institut de Technologie des Pêches Maritimes
Casablanca Institut Supérieur D’Etudes Maritimes
Larache Institut de Technologie des Pêches Maritimes
Mozambique Maputo Escola Superior de Ciências Náuticas
Namibia Walvis Bay Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute
Windhoek Namibia University of Science and Technology
Nigeria Bonny Maritime Center of Excellence
Burutu Delta State School of Marine Technology
Benin City University of Benin
Etinan Institute of Marine and Technology
Eleekara African Maritime Academy
Ikeja Merchant Navy Maritime Academy
Lagos Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria
Crown Maritime Academy
Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology
Okerenkoko Nigeria Maritime University
Oron Maritime Academy of Nigeria
Ota Stars Maritime Academy
Port Harcourt Western Aviation and Marine Business Academy
Charkin Maritime Academy
Uwheru Southern Maritime Academy
Warri Global Maritime Academy
Joemarine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research
South Africa Cape Town Cape Peninsula University of Technology
School of Shipping
Sea Safety Training Group
South African Maritime Training Academy
Durban Durban University of Technology
SA Maritime School and Transport College
Transnet Maritime School of Excellence
Gqeberha Nelson Mandela University
South African International Maritime Institute
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute


Country City University Website
Argentina Buenos Aires Escuela Nacional de Náutica Manuel Belgrano
Brazil Belém Centro de Instrução Almirante Brás de Aguiar
Federal University of Pará
Rio de Janeiro Centro de Instrução Almirante Graça Aranha
Centro Universitário Estadual da Zona Oeste
Escola Naval
Fundação de Estudos do Mar
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo
Canada Ladysmith Western Maritime Institute
North Vancouver British Columbia Institute of Technology
Owen Sound Georgian College
Port Hawkesbury Nova Scotia Community College
Quebec City Virtual Maritime Academy
Rimouski Institut Maritime du Québec
Université du Québec à Rimouski
St. Andrews New Brunswick Community College
St. John’s Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Summerside Holland College
Westmount Canadian Coast Guard College
Ecuador Guayaquil Universidad Del Pacífico
Jamaica Kingston Caribbean Maritime University
Mexico Ciudad del Carmen Centro de Educación Náutica de Campeche
Mazatlán Escuela Náutica Mercante de Mazatlán
Tampico Escuela Náutica Mercante de Tampico
Veracruz Escuela Náutica Mercante de Veracruz
Panama Panama City International Maritime University of Panama
Peru Callao Escuela Nacional de Marina Mercante
Trinidad and Tobago Chaguanas University of Trinidad and Tobago
United States The Bronx State University of New York Maritime College
Buzzards Bay Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Castine Maine Maritime Academy
Fairhaven Northeast Maritime Institute
Fort Lauderdale Maritime Professional Training
Galveston Texas A&M Maritime Academy
Gloucester Atlantis Maritime Academy
Houma FMTC Safety Houma
Houston San Jacinto College Maritime Technology & Training Center
Ketchikan University of Alaska Southeast Regional Maritime and Career Center
Key West The College of the Florida Keys
Kings Point United States Merchant Marine Academy
Linthicum Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies
Miramar Broward College Marine Center of Excellence
Norfolk Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy
Pennington Mariners Learning System
Piney Point Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education
San Diego Training Resources Maritime Institute
Seattle Fremont Maritime Services
Seattle Maritime Academy
Stuart Chapman School of Seamanship
Tampa MTC Maritime Training Center
Tampa Gulf Coast Maritime Academy
Traverse City Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Vallejo California Maritime Academy
Venezuela La Guaira Universidad Marítima del Caribe


Country City University Website
Azerbaijan Baku Azerbaijan State Marine Academy
Bahrain Isa Town Bahrain Polytechnic
Bangladesh Chittagong Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Academy
Marine Academy
National Maritime Institute
Dhaka Atlantic Maritime Academy
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University
Bangladesh Maritime Training Institute
MariTime Institute of Science & Technology
National Institute of Engineering and Technology
Western Maritime Academy
Gazipur International Maritime Academy
Narayanganj Bangladesh Institute of Marine Technology
Salimpur Ocean Maritime Academy
Uttara Cambridge Maritime College
China Dalian Dalian Maritime University
Dalian Ocean University
Hainan Hainan Tropical Ocean University
Jiangsu Jiangsu Maritime Institute
Nanjing Hohai University
Qingdao Ocean University of China
Shanghai Shanghai Maritime University
Shanghai Ocean University
Wuhan Wuhan University of Technology
Xiamen Jimei University
Zhanjiang Guangdong Ocean University
Zhoushan Zhejiang Ocean University
Cyprus Kyrenia Girne American University
University of Kyrenia
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Maritime Services Training Institute
India Chennai Academy of Maritime Education and Training
CMC Maritime Academy
Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training
Indian Maritime University
International Maritime Academy
National Institute of Ocean Technology
Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies
Coimbatore Coimbatore Marine College
Diamond Harbour Neotia Institute of Technology Management and Science
Goa Institute of Maritime Studies
National Institute of Oceanography
Greater Noida International Maritime Institute
Kochi Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering
Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training
Euro Tech Maritime Academy
Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering
Kasinayagampatti Sri Nandhanam Maritime Academy
Koba Gujarat Maritime University
Kolkata Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering
Marine Engineering and Research Institute
Neotia University
Kollam Kerala Maritime Institute
Lonavala Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies
Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies
Mangalore Mangalore Marine College
Mumbai Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre
Navi Mumbai AIMS Institute of Maritime Studies
B.P. Marine Academy
New Delhi Capt. S S S Rewari Foundation School of Maritime Studies
Panapakkam Southern Academy of Maritime Studies
Pondicherry Pondicherry Maritime Academy
Pune Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training
Tolani Maritime Institute
Vishwakarma Maritime Institute
Sewri Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research
Thisayanvilai Jeyanthinather Academy of Marine Studies
Visakhapatnam Andhra University College of Engineering
Indonesia Batam SMK Pelayaran Nasional Batam
Cilacap Regency Akademi Maritim Nusantara
Jakarta Akademi Maritim Djadajat
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran Jakarta
Karang Serang Politeknik Pelayaran Banten
Makassar Akademi Maritim Indonesia
Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
Mesjid Raya Politeknik Pelayaran Malahayati
Purwokerto SMK – SPM Nasional Purwokerto
Surabaya Politeknik Pelayaran Surabaya
Ulakan Tapakis Politeknik Pelayaran Sumatera Barat
Semarang Politeknik Maritim Negeri Indonesia
Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Semarang
Universitas Maritim AMNI Semarang
Sorong Politeknik Pelayaran Sorong
Iran Bandar Abbas University of Hormozgan
Amirkabir University of Technology
Bushehr Persian Gulf University
Chabahar Chabahar Maritime University
Khorramshahr Khorramshahr University of Marine Science and Technology
Mahmudabad Petroleum University of Technology
Nowshahr Imam Khomeini Naval University of Noshahr
Shahin Shahr Malek-Ashtar University of Technology
Tehran IRISL Maritime Training Institute
Iraq Basra Arabian Gulf Academy For Maritime Studies
Japan Ashiya Marine Technical College
Kobe Kobe University
Kure Japan Coast Guard Academy
Onomichi Onomichi Marine Tech Test Center
Ōsakikamijima Hiroshima National College of Maritime Technology
Shizuoka Tokai University
Suō-Ōshima Oshima National College of Maritime Technology
Toba Toba National College of Maritime Technology
Tokyo Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Toyama Toyama National College of Maritime Technology
Yuge Yuge National College of Maritime Technology
Jordan Amman Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
Aqaba Aqaba Centre Maritime Education and Training
Kazakhstan Almaty Kazakh-British Technical University
Lebanon Kaslik International Maritime Academy
Tripoli City University of Tripoli
Malaysia Chukai Ranaco Education & Training Institute
Ipoh Ungku Omar Polytechnic
Iskandar Puteri Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Johor Bahru Netherlands Maritime University College
Kuala Nerus District Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Kuala Sungai Baru Malaysian Maritime Academy
Ligamas Pelita Akademi
Lumut Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology
Myanmar Thanlyin Myanmar Maritime University
Yangon Brilliance Maritime Training Centre
Myanmar Excellent Stars – Maritime Training Institute
Oman Sohar International Maritime College
Pakistan Karachi Maritime Training Institute
Pakistan Marine Academy
Pakistan Navy School of Logistics and Management
Philippines Bacolod VMA Global College
Barangay Tiwi Iloilo State College of Fisheries
Batangas City Lyceum of the Philippines University
Biñan University of Perpetual Help System Laguna
Cabanatuan Midway Maritime Foundation
Cabugao Iloilo Merchant Marine School
Cabuyao MCL Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training
Cagayan de Oro Capitol University
Southern de Oro Philippines College
Calasiao Philippine College of Science and Technology
Calamba NYK-TDG Maritime Academy
Carigara Eastern Visayas State University
Cebu Cebu Technological University
SWU Maritime Regiment
University of Cebu
Dagupan Lyceum-Northwestern University
Pangasinan Merchant Marine Academy
Dasmariñas MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy
Davao City Holy Cross of Davao College
Estancia Northern Iloilo State University
General Santos Mindanao Polytechnic College
Iloilo City Iloilo Science and Technology University
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
University of Iloilo
Western Institute of Technology
Las Piñas Philippine Merchant Marine School
Legazpi City Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation
Manila FEATI University
PMI Colleges
United Marine Training Centre
Mariveles Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific
Muntinlupa West Bay College
Naval Biliran Province State University Naval Institute of Technology
Olongapo Central Luzon College of Science and Technology
Ozamiz Misamis Institute of Technology
Misamis University
Palompon Palompon Institute of Technology
Panglao Cristal e-College
Pasay Asian Institute of Maritime Studies
Quezon City PNTC Colleges
Technological Institute of the Philippines
San Narciso Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
Sibalom University of Antique College of Maritime Studies
Sorsogon City Bicol Merchant Marine College Academy
Surigao City Surigao Education Center
Talibon BIT International College
Tigbauan St. Therese
Tuguegarao University of Cagayan Valley
Urdaneta Panpacific University
Valenzuela Our Lady of Fatima University
Russia Vladivostok Maritime State University
South Korea Busan Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Mokpo Mokpo National Maritime University
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz University
Seychelles Providence Seychelles Maritime Academy
Singapore Jurong West Nanyang Technological University
Queenstown National University of Singapore
Singapore Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Polytechnic
Sri Lanka Colombo Mahapola Training Institute
Ocean University of Sri Lanka
Diyagama Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa
Kandy Rainbow World Maritime Training Center
Katunayake Institute of Engineering Technology
Malabe Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
Moratuwa Lanka Academy of Technological Studies
Trincomalee Naval and Maritime Academy
Taiwan Kaohsiung National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
Keelung National Taiwan Ocean University
Sizihwan National Sun Yat-sen University
Taipei Taipei University of Marine Technology
Thailand Bangkok Merchant Marine Training Center
Chonburi Asian Maritime Technological College
Pak Nam Samut Prakan Alex Maritime & Technical College
Phuket Maritime Education Services
Si Racha district Kasetsart University
Turkey İskenderun Iskenderun Technical University
Istanbul Piri Reis University
Konyaaltı Akdeniz University
Rize Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
Sürmene Karadeniz Technical University
Van Van Yüzüncü Yıl University
Zonguldak Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University
Vietnam Haiphong Vietnam Maritime University


Country City University Website
Albania Durrës Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës
Vlorë Ismail Qemali University of Vlorë
Belgium Antwerp Antwerp Maritime Academy
CVO Antwerpen
Bulgaria Varna Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
Technical University of Varna
Croatia Dubrovnik University of Dubrovnik
Rijeka University of Rijeka
Split University of Split
Zadar University of Zadar
Denmark Aarhus Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering
Copenhagen Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management
Fredericia Fredericia College of Marine and Technical Engineering
Marstal Marstal Navigationsskole
Svendborg Svendborg International Maritime Academy
Estonia Tallinn Estonian Maritime Academy
Faroe Islands Tórshavn Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering
Finland Åland Alandica Shipping Academy
Kotka Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
Rauma Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Turku Novia University of Applied Sciences
France Le Havre École nationale supérieure maritime
Georgia Batumi Batumi High Maritime Engineering School ANRI
Batumi Navigation Teaching University
Batumi State Maritime Academy
Germany Bremen City University of Applied Sciences
Elsfleth Jade University of Applied Sciences
Leer Hochschule Emden/Leer
Flensburg Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Wismar Hochschule Wismar
Greece Aigaleo University of West Attica
Athens National Technical University of Athens
Ermoupoli Merchant Marine Academy
Mytilene University of the Aegean
Piraeus ALS Hellenic Maritime Training Center
Cosmos Nautical Training Centre
GMC Maritime Center
Hellenic Naval Academy
SQLearn E-learning
S. Ranis – Piraeus Maritime Training Academy
University of Piraeus
Ireland Ringaskiddy National Maritime College of Ireland
Italy Genoa University of Genoa
Livorno Italian Naval Academy
Naples Parthenope University of Naples
Pisa University of Pisa Naval Academy
Trieste University of Trieste
Latvia Liepāja Liepāja Maritime College
Riga Latvian Maritime Academy
Novikontas Training Center
Lithuania Klaipėda Klaipėda University
Lithuanian Maritime Academy
Malta Paola Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Montenegro Kotor University of Montenegro
Netherlands Amsterdam Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Den Helder ROC Kop van Noord-Holland
Farmsum Noorderpoort, Energy & Maritime
Harlingen Nova College Maritiem
Rotterdam Netherlands Maritime University Rotterdam; Master Shipping and Transport
STC Group
Terschelling Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz
Vlissingen HZ University of Applied Sciences
Maritiem en Logistiek College De Ruyter
Zwolle Deltion College
Norway Ålesund Ålesund University College
Borre Vestfold University College
Haugesund Stord/Haugesund University College
Tromsø University of Tromsø
Poland Gdynia Gdynia Maritime University
Szczecin Maritime University of Szczecin
Portugal Almada Naval School
Oeiras Escola Superior Náutica Infante Dom Henrique
Romania Constanța Constanta Maritime University
Mircea cel Bătrân Naval Academy
Romanian Nautical College
Galați University of Galați
Russia Astrakhan Astrakhan State Technical University
Kaliningrad Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy
Novorossiysk Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University
St. Petersburg Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy
State University of Waterways Communication
Slovenia Ljubljana University of Ljubljana
Spain A Coruña Escuela Técnica Superior de Náutica y Máquinas
Barcelona Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Cádiz Escuela de Ingenierías Marina, Náutica y Radioelectrónica
Gijón Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil de Gijón
Madrid Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Navales
Portugalete Nautika eta Itsasontzi Makineria
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Escuela Técnica Superior de Náutica, Máquinas y Radioelectrónica Naval
Santander Escuela Técnica Superior de Náutica https://www.web.unican.ed/
Sweden Gothenburg Chalmers University of Technology
Kalmar Linnaeus University Kalmar Maritime Academy
Malmö World Maritime University
Turkey Istanbul Istanbul University
Yıldız Technical University
İzmir Dokuz Eylül University
Tuzla Istanbul Technical University
Ukraine Odesa National University «Odesa Maritime Academy»
Odesa National Maritime University
Kherson Kherson State Maritime Academy
Kyiv Kyiv Institute of Water Transport
Sevastopol First Ukrainian maritime institute
United Kingdom Coleraine Ulster University at Coleraine
Cranfield Cranfield University
Cullercoats Newcastle University
Edinburgh Edinburgh College
Fleetwood Fleetwood Nautical Campus
Glasgow City of Glasgow College
University of Strathclyde
Gravesend National Maritime Training Centre
Kirkwall Orkney College
Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University
London Greenwich Maritime Centre
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
The Marine Society College of the Sea
Peterhead Scottish Maritime Academy
Plymouth University of Plymouth
South Tyneside South Tyneside College
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Warsash Maritime School
Stornoway Lews Castle College
Wotton-under-Edge South West Maritime Academy


Country City University Website
Australia Fremantle South Metropolitan TAFE
Launceston Australian Maritime College
Legana Pivot Maritime International
Mountain Creek Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
Murarrie ECA Maritime College
Newcastle TAFE NSW
Perth Swan Maritime Institute Foundation
Sprent Briar Maritime Service
Winnellie Seafood & Maritime Industries Training
Fiji Suva Fiji Maritime Academy
French Polynesia Papeete École de formation et d’apprentissage maritime de la Polynésie française
Kiribati Betio Marine Training Centre
Tarawa Kiribati Fisheries Training Centre
Marshall Islands Majuro Marshall Islands Fisheries and Nautical Training Centre
Micronesia Yap Islands College of Micronesia-FSM
New Zealand Auckland Manukau Institute of Technology
Nelson Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Warkworth MIT Mahurangi
New Caledonia Nouméa École des métiers de la mer
Papua New Guinea Kavieng National Fisheries College
Madang Papua New Guinea Maritime College
Samoa Apia National University of Samoa
Solomon Islands Honiara Honiara Solomon Islands College of Higher Education
Tonga Nukuʻalofa Tonga Maritime Polytechnic Institute
Tuvalu Funafuti Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute
Vanuatu Luganville National University of Vanuatu Maritime College



Source: MaritimEducation team & Wikipedia

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