BIOS is closely monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to best protect its employees and visitors. Details on the measures taken to manage COVID-19 in Bermuda can be found here.
Over the years the U.K. Associates of BIOS have provided generous scholarship funding to many students from institutions all over the U.K. enabling them to participate in research internships and attend summer courses at BIOS. Students from institutions such as University of Southampton, University of Exeter, University of Liverpool, University of Reading, Bangor University, Swansea University, University of the Highlands and Islands, Cardiff University, Imperial College London and University of St. Andrews have received financial support.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in U.K. colleges or universities are eligible to apply for U.K. Associates of BIOS funding.
The AXA XL U.K. BIOS Research Internship
The U.K. Associates of BIOS are offering a full scholarship for a student to participate in a 12-week research internship at BIOS, thanks to the generosity of AXA XL. This scholarship will cover the cost of the intern’s accommodation and meals at BIOS, as well as providing a small student stipend and a contribution to research expenses associated with the intern’s research project. Scholarship funds do not cover travel expenses or medical/travel insurance.
Former U.K. Associates of BIOS Intern: Jonathan Teague, a PhD student, spent 13 weeks at BIOS in 2019. Following his internship Jonathan said, “I would highly recommend visiting and conducting research with the world class staff located at BIOS. The three months I have spent here will prove to be invaluable to my PhD thesis and academic career.”
In the summer semester, BIOS offers a range of marine science courses that are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students. Students enrolled at U.K. universities will automatically be considered for U.K. Associates of BIOS scholarships to assist with the summer course fee which includes room, board and tuition. However, funding from the U.K. Associates of BIOS cannot be used to cover travel expenses.
Summer Course and Scholarship Application: Students must submit the summer course application form, indicating the amount of scholarship funding being sought and providing a statement regarding their qualifications and financial need. All eligible students will automatically be considered for a U.K. Associates of BIOS scholarship. The deadline for applications is April 30 and students will be advised of the success of their course and scholarship applications by mid-May.
Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and well-being of everyone involved in BIOS’s educational programs is our top priority.
If you have questions that relate to the coronavirus disease as it concerns your plans for studying at BIOS, including application deadlines, the potential for cancellations, rescheduling, and refunding, please contact the Education Department.