Marine Discovery Competition

Experience a week as a marine biologist

A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology

Experience 5 days on picturesque Maria Island on the Tasmanian East Coast, exploring issues threatening biodiversity as well as the productivity of the marine system. Climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris and their associated social and economic impacts will be covered.

The unit is open to 24 students each year and is designed to engage, challenge, and inspire you through a hands-on marine science program.

Applications close February 20, 2023. This experience will run from Monday, April 17 to Sunday, April 23, 2023.

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Scholarships available

When you apply, you automatically go into the running to win one of fourteen scholarships to fully fund your marine biologist experience. Scholarship package includes:

  • Accommodation, airport transfers and return economy airfares
  • Transport from Hobart to Maria Island return, including ferry crossings
  • All catering while on Maria Island
  • Hire of all required diving and survey gear
  • Field excursion fee for the program A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology

This unit, A practical introduction to temperate marine biology, is an introduction to our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science.

Apply here for 2023


(300 words max.)
Please note that submissions will be subject to following criteria: (each criteria is worth a maximum of 5 points out of total possible score of 20 points): Motivation, Knowledge, Grammar, Marine or field related experience.
Please provide a full list of subjects you are enrolled in for 2023.
Please provide a full list of subject and grades for your studies completed in 2022.
I agree to be contacted by the University of Tasmania
I identify as an Australian Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander
I have read and agree to the terms and conditions *