2024 Summer Program Application Form

  • Application Deadline

    Summer course application deadline: March 1, 2024, 11:59 pm PST to be eligible for scholarships.
    Undergraduate research internship deadline: April 1, 2024
    Student applications received past the deadline will be assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Transcripts and Additional Documents

    Submit your transcripts by email to university@bamfieldmsc.com - within one hour of submitting this application (this will ensure your transcripts will be matched with your application):
    • One set of official or unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary academic activities is required. Submit PDF files only. Screenshots are not acceptable.

    Additional Documents: If you are applying for a Bamfield Research Internship, please send your CV along with your transcripts to university@bamfieldmsc.com. If you are applying for Subtidal Science, please send all required diving certifications and logs along with your transcripts to university@bamfieldmsc.com.

  • Applicant Information

  • Please use an address where you can receive BMSC communications for the foreseeable future.
  • Contact Information

  • Your email address is our primary method of contact, and will be used for all course-related communications. We occasionally send news to our Alumni: do you wish to keep in touch with what's happening at BMSC?
  • Academic Information

  • Member university you attend. If you attend a non-member university please indicate this in the 'Other' field.
  • (If you have completed your second undergraduate year, you are considered a third year undergraduate.)
  • Please calculate and report your % rGPA here (your GPA based on your most recent 20 courses). If you do not have 20 courses yet, report your cGPA based on all of the courses you have taken.

    IF PERCENTAGE GRADES ARE NOT AVAILABLE, please report your rGPA OUT OF the highest level GPA for your institution (e.g. 2.7 out of 4.0 for UAlberta or 7.8 out of 9.0 for Uvic or 3.0 out of 4.33 for SFU etc.).
  • Please convert that rGPA (calculated above) into a letter grade based on your institutions grade scheme (For example, at SFU and UA, a 3.05 out of 4.33 is equivalent to a B average; at UC a 2.67 out of 4.0 is equivalent to a C+ average; at UVic a 7.2 out of 9.0 (80-84%) is equivalent to an A- average).
    You can search your institutions website to find their grade scheme/grade calendar tables.
    Please report your letter grade average rGPA here.

  • Summer Course Selection - Block 1 (May 13 - June 21)

    Please see the course descriptions on our website for further details and prerequisites for all our Summer 2024 courses. Students may only enrol in one course at a time within each course block as all BMSC courses are demanding immersive experiences.
  • Please indicate which course(s) you wish to take below as a second choice.
  • Summer Course Selection - Block 2 (June 24 - August 2)

  • Please indicate which course(s) you wish to take below as a second choice.

  • Summer Course Selection - Block 3 (August 5 - 23)

  • Please indicate which course(s) you wish to take below as a second choice.


  • Check the box if you are applying for a Bamfield Research Internship.
    Please see details on our Bamfield Research Internship page for application requirements and details.
    Please submit your CV along with your transcripts by email to the University Programs Coordinator.

  • Prerequisites

  • Report the course code and your grade in each prerequisite course for the courses you chose above. If you are currently taking the prerequisite course, enter 'TBD' in the Grade column.
    If you have the Instructor's permission to apply without a pre-requisite, record the name of the waived pre-requisite in the Course Name column and enter YES in the Instructor Permission column.
    If you have taken more than one course that satisfies a pre-requisite, report your highest grade.
    Click the '+' symbol at the end of the row to list additional prerequisites.
    Course NameCourse Code (i.e. BIOL 200)GradeInstructor permission? 
  • Statement of Interest

  • Please provide a brief statement of interest (max 300 words) explaining the appropriateness of the Summer Program to your degree requirements and own professional development.

  • Health & Safety

  • Physical and mental challenges are to be expected in our field courses which take place in a wilderness environment. Our program includes many day-trips carrying and using scientific gear at isolated, slippery, seaweed-covered field sites; snorkelling in cold water; longer hikes (3+ hours each way) over rough and muddy forest trails; an overnight backpacking/camping trip (~3 hours round trip hike) – all of which happen regardless of the weather.
  • BMSC has worked hard to provide a plan, approved by our member universities, to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. If you are accepted, you will be provided with, and required to adhere to our guidelines in order to participate in this program.
    Do you understand?
  • Have you been (or will you be) vaccinated against COVID-19 before your arrival at the BMSC?

  • Academic Reference

    You may be contacted by BMSC and asked to provide an academic reference to accompany your application.
  • Please select all that apply.
  • If past trip selected above, please tell us what year.
    Please enter a number from 1972 to 2023.

  • After your application and transcripts are submitted successfully:

    Call to to pay your application fee by credit card (250-728-3301 ext 219). To ensure a staff member is present to process your payment, please call within BMSC business hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm PST).
    • Early bird application fee (Before scholarship deadline): $50 CAD.
    • Application fee (After scholarship deadline): $75 CAD.

    We will send you confirmation when your payment is processed and your application is complete.
    NOTE: if you apply by the deadline and call in to pay your application outside of business hours, your application will still be considered complete. Please leave a voicemail and we will contact you within the next two business days with confirmation.