Study Tropical Biology & Marine Conservation in Bali

16 Weeks Semester Program

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15 Weeks Lectures

15 weeks full of of hands-on lectures at Udayana University, field trips all across Bali and cultural activites.


1 Week Introduction

The 15-weeks semester program will be proceeded by an introduction week to get to know Bali and your fellow classmates.


Profound Expertise

Well structured lectures in English, held at Udayana University will provide you with expertise and prepare you for various field trips.


30 Credit Points

During this 15 weeks study program you can achieve up to 30 ECTS credit points awarded by Udayana University in Bali.

Semester Abroad: Tropical Biology & Marine Conservation

Indonesia is well known as being one of the richest countries worldwide in terms of its biodiversity. During this semester abroad in Bali, you will get a deeper insight into the characteristics and peculiarities of the tropical flora and fauna. Be it on campus, on your way home or while exploring Bali: everyday you will be surrounded by typical tropical nature. Several field trips throughout this 16 weeks study program will complete the theoretical lectures given at Udayana University. Biology & Marine Science professors as well as guest lecturers will pass on their expert knowledge in their respective field of expertise.

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Semester Facts

Study fees EUR 2,490

Summer Semester: March to July

Winter Semester: August to December


Application deadline

Winter Semester: 15th of June

Summer Semester: 15th of February


Semester start

Summer Semester: 23rd of March 2020

Winter Semester: 24th of August 2020


Available Modules

  • Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Marine Pollution
  • Ichthyology
  • Ethnobiology
  • Microbiology and Fish Disease
  • Tropical Horticulture
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Student Project

Field Trips

Introduction Week

Before the official start of the semester there will be an introduction week during which you will get to know your fellow classmates, the unique Balinese culture as well as the environment around the campus.

  • The introduction week will kick-off with a cooking class in central Bali on Monday afternoon/evening. Since the next day will also be spent in central Bali, we will spend the night close to Ubud.
  • On Tuesday we will visit a Balinese family in Payangan where you will learn a lot about the Hindu culture and traditions. The main part of this trip will be a 'Canang Workshop' (a typical offering that is used on a daily basis by the Hindu). In the afternoon, we will visit a conservation center for the critically endangered Bali Starling.
  • The following day, we will visit the turtle conservation and education center on Serangan island and you will get the chance to learn more about corals during a coral transplantation workshop in Nusa Dua. 
  • As last activity of the welcome week, we will have some fun on the beach during a surf course.
  • On Friday will be the official opening cermenoy at the university where you will meet your lecturers for the very first time.

This schedule is still subject to change.

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