International Group scholarship programme


The International Group of P&I Clubs and P&I Qualification Committee are pleased to announce the launch of an annual scholarship programme for those who are interested in embarking on a career in P&I and would like to take part in the highly successful P&I Qualification programme.

Scholarship details

The scholarship will provide textbooks for all seven modules (both electronic and hard copy), meet all exam fees needed to complete the course and provide mentoring to successful candidates. For more information about the P&IQ programme click here:

Scholarship eligibility criteria

There is no age limit on the scholarship, which is open to all who fit the below criteria:

Candidates should:

  • Ideally, have experience within the maritime industry
  • Have a good standard of written and oral English
  • Be unable to meet course fees because of financial need
  • Have achieved sufficient general qualifications to support capacity for a more challenging qualification
  • Demonstrate a desire to follow a career in the maritime industry


Applications will be by way of a letter from the candidate, in English, detailing their current qualifications and experience and setting out why they desire the scholarship / how they would put it to good use. A letter of support from a current or former employer, or other sponsor/referee must be supplied to accompany this.

Completed applications should be sent to –

Applications may be made at any time throughout the year, but scholarships will be awarded at the end of each year. Two scholarships will be awarded each year.

The deadline for the 2022 scholarship will be 31 December 2021.

About the International Group

The thirteen P&I Clubs which comprise the International Group (the “Group”) between them provide marine liability cover (protection and indemnity) for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage.

Through the unique Group structure, the member Clubs, whilst individually competitive, share between them their large loss exposures, and also share their respective knowledge and expertise on matters relating to shipowners liabilities and the insurance and reinsurance of such liabilities.

Each Group Club is an independent, not-for-profit mutual insurance association, providing cover for its shipowner and charterer members against third party liabilities arising out of the use and operation of ships. Each Club is owned by its shipowner and charterer members, and its operations and activities are overseen by a board of directors, or committee, elected from the membership. The day-to-day operations of the Clubs are handled by professional managers, either “in-house” or external, who are appointed by and report to their Club board/committee.

The Clubs cover a wide range of liabilities, including loss of life and personal injury to crew, passengers and others on board, cargo loss and damage, pollution by oil and other hazardous substances, wreck removal, collision and damage to property. The Clubs also provide a wide range of services to their members including claims handling, advice on legal issues and loss prevention, and they regularly play a leading role in coordinating the response to, and management of, maritime casualties.

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