The upskill approach
This semester abroad will be an intense experience, you are able to share with other young researchers and soon-to-be scientists from all over the world. We believe that knowledge exchange is key to the future of the marine ecosystems. This study program will provide an exciting, while safe opportunity for you to share your knowledge with people working and living in the field, find your purpose in the world of science and make the right connections that will help you to grow as a scientist, activist or researcher.
The future is in the hands of those who explore… and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.
– Jacques Cousteau
Study in the tropics
Choose your preferred study orientation
The course structure of the ‘Tropical Biology & Marine Conservation’ semester in Bali is divided into two parts: compulsory courses and course concentrations. In addition to the compulsory courses, you have the possibility to choose one out of the 3 offered course concentrations (Eco Tourism, Tropical Biology, Marine Conservation)! In total you can achieve up to 30 ECTS.
Detailed Course Content
What it is like…
Studying in Bali raises questions about what it is like and which important things need to be considered when you prepare for your semester abroad.
Applying for the Social Visa for your study program in Bali is a crucial part of your preparations. As visa regulations change regularly, please always double check with the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
Health and Safety Systems
All student accommodations and field programs have access to mobile connection and internet.
Lecturers and project supervisors are briefed about all risks involved in the program and how to react fast and properly.
During the introduction phase of every semester and before every field trip every student will receive a proper briefing on risks and hazards involved.
Emergency Action Plans
With 8 years of experience of guiding international students through their stay abroad in Bali, we have documented guidelines concerning emergency plans and lists of nearby hospitals, that we share with each student during their briefing.
24 hours reachability
During lectures at the university the student will always have direct access to emergency support. During field excursions a supervisor will be there in case of any emergencies. If the students are off program we provide a 24 hours emergency number, where they will receive assistance and support as far as possible.
During the lectures at Udayana University, as well as during field trips students will only be placed in safe accommodations that have been inspected by our team. If students choose to search independently, we provide a list of trusted accommodations.
Where You Will Study
You will study at the Faculty of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Udayana in Bali. The Jimbaran campus is located in the southern Bukit Peninsular. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes by scooter to Kuta or Seminyak, or 45 minutes by taxi (depending on the traffic).
When To Arrive?
The semester starts on a Monday. It is recommended to arrive a couple of days before to get used to the climate and get used to driving the scooter in typical Indonesian traffic.
Orientation & Welcoming
On Friday before the semester start Upskill will organize a come together, where you can meet up with students from your semester batch and get to know our team!