Reduced Course Fees Now Available for Applicants from “Less Developed” Nations

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm, Last Updated: January 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The School of Conservation is excited to announce that citizens of “less-developed nations” may now take advantage of significantly reduced course fees for our professional training courses. The School feels strongly that professionals working to conserve biodiversity and natural ecosystems should have access to our programs from anywhere around the globe. We hope these reduced rates allow us to provide our unique training opportunities to even more professionals from some of the world’s most biodiverse countries, increasing SMSC’s positive impact on global conservation efforts.

Although there is no single agreed-upon standard which separates developed from less-developed countries, we have elected to categorize those countries listed as “high-income” members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as “developed nations”.  These 31 countries, as determined by the World Bank, are listed HERE. Citizens of countries not on this list are eligible to register for our programs at the new reduced rates. Note that those holding dual citizenship will not qualify if one of their places of citizenship is high-income/developed.

This reduced course fee opportunity is now available on a trial basis but we hope to make this a permanent feature of our program. The specific fee charged varies among courses but, for example, the $2100 course fee typical for our 2-week courses would be reduced to $1200. Food and lodging costs remain the same for all participants.

Check out our full list of professional courses that are now open for enrollment HERE. Regular and reduced rates for each course are posted on their individual course pages.