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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 completed at least 4 years of a biological degree course. 

Fees and scholarships

African, Malagasy and ASEAN applicants

Full scholarships are granted to all successful African and Malagasy applicants (for courses in Africa or Madagascar) and to successful applicants from ASEAN countries (for our Borneo course, if scheduled). Scholarships cover 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 £700. 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 £1000. 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 their online application form and be supported by two confidential references (which must be completed and returned via the TBA downloadable reference form).

Applications for all field courses open on the 1st November and close on the 20th February. You can only attend one course, but you may apply in successive years if not selected. 


Offer of places will normally be confirmed by 20 March each year.

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