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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Number of Units' Credit: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Program Description:
Please note that a second round of applications will not be opened for either 2020 program. All places on the Conservation and Wildlife Management Study Tour (for Mid-Semester 1 Break and Winter School) have been filled.

Offered by the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, this 3-unit Conservation and Wildlife Management Study Tour for Animal Science students will be based on a game reserve near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa on the famous Garden Route hosted by Legacy Wildlife Services.

This full time 12-day study tour gives students the opportunity to learn about the pressing conservation issues and wildlife management in the South African context including game counts, population management, maintaining a healthy ecosystem, problem plant management, soil quality, wildlife disease management.  Other topics include anti-poaching, animal tracking, small mammal and reptile capture, flora and fauna identification, animal behaviour, chemical and physical restraint of wildlife and field skills. The study experience will include lectures, excursions and practicals.
Students will need to complete a pre-departure assignment and a study tour reflective essay. Students’ technical skills will be assessed during field activities.
There will be a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12 students per group.



This programs is being offered twice in 2020:
Mid Semester 1 Break: 12 – 25 April, 2020
Winter School: 5 - 18 July, 2020


The program fee for this study tour is approximately AUD$2,690 (subject to exchange rate fluctuations).
The total program cost includes all accommodation, meals, weekday excursions/practicals, game reserve entries, Friday farewell braai/bush graduation and attendance certificates as well as ground transfers between Cape Town and Mossel Bay, and staffing/administration costs for the program. Follow the link for the program fee cost breakdown.
You must enrol into the following course SCIENCE 3500. The usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.
Students will need to book and pay for their own airfares to Cape Town as well as cover the cost of any optional activities they wish to do on the weekend in Sedgefield, in addition to the above program cost.

A $500 deposit will be required within 2 weeks of acceptance to this program to secure your place.

Financial Assistance:

Eligible students may also access up to AUD$6,791 of funding from an OS-Help loan.

Please note that there will be a limited number of OS-Help Loans available in 2020, and some applicants may not be eligible for an OS-Help Loan. OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once approved, it can take 3-4 weeks for approved students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Applications and Deadlines:

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  • First round application deadline: 1 July 2019
  • Second round application deadline: 1 October 2019

Deadlines apply to both program intakes. Students who apply by the first round application deadline will have a higher chance of being successfully selected for this program. 

If all spots have been filled after the first round of application, no second round will be offered.

Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
  • Applicant’s GPA
  • Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed

Please note that a second round of applications will not be opened for either 2020 program. All places on the Conservation and Wildlife Management Study Tour (for Mid-Semester 1 Break and Winter School) have been filled.

Contact Information

For more information about this program, please contact  Dr Anne-Lise Chaber at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

For more information about applications, OS-Help funding, insurance, and other details, please contact Study Overseas.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.

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Please read the Program Description for how to apply.