Jennifer, a graduate student from University of Liverpool, joined the MAGIC lab for 10 weeks thanks to the support of the U.K. Associates of BIOS.</p>

Jennifer, a graduate student from University of Liverpool, joined the MAGIC lab for 10 weeks thanks to the support of the U.K. Associates of BIOS.

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.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available to assist students with the cost of BIOS summer course fees. The U.K. Associates of BIOS also sponsors fully-funded research internships.


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.


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.

Internship Application: Prior to submitting an application, prospective interns are encouraged to contact BIOS mentors directly to discuss projects. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are asked to select up to three of the available projects in order of preference. Applicants should then complete the U.K. Associates of BIOS internship application form and note the documents which must accompany the completed form including 2 letters of reference from academics familiar with your work, your current CV and a copy of your recent transcripts. Applications are due by May 1. If you have any questions, please email education@bios.edu.

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 3 months I have spent here will prove to be invaluable to my PhD thesis and academic career.”

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

When making travel plans, please review updated health advisories and guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of State, the Bermuda Government, and the World Health Organization.