Information for applicants

Who should apply

Courses are designed for early career scientists, with teaching pitched at post-graduate level. Applicants must hold a biological degree by the course start date – or have completed at least 4 years of a biological degree course. 

Fees and scholarships

African, Malagasy and South East Asian applicants

Full or partial scholarships are available to most of the successful African and Malagasy applicants (for courses in Africa or Madagascar) and those from South East Asian countries (for our Borneo course). Scholarships contribute to the costs of international travel, transport to and from the field site, accommodation, subsistence and course fees.

All other applicants

Participants from TBA member organisations pay a reduced rate of £900. This covers internal transport to and from the field site, accommodation, subsistence and course fees.  It does not include your airfares, insurance and visa costs.

The course fee for participants from non-members is £1200. If your institution is not currently a member, why not ask them to join?  Applicants from member organisations also receive priority for course places

All successful European and UK applicants can apply for a British Ecology Society scholarship (approximately £200). See Course Guide for details

How and when to apply

All applications must be made via our online application form and be supported by two confidential references (which must be completed and returned via this downloadable reference form).

Applications for 2019 field courses will open soon and close at midnight on 1 March. You can only attend one course, but you may apply in successive years if not selected. 

Offer of places will normally be confirmed by the end of March.

More information

You can read the course guides and have a look at our course timetables via the current Field Courses page. If you still have questions, contact the Course Coordinators: for applicants from Africa and Madagascar; or for applicants from South East Asia and all other countries.