Application Information | Application Form and Mailing Address | Participating Colleges

SES accepts students from any College or University in three different ways depending on their affiliation.

1) Brown students may attend SES directly through their course offerings. These courses are offered through the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) and are numbered ENVS 1490, ENVS 1491, ENVS 1492 and ENVS 1493 More information can be found in the Brown University Online Catalogue (BOCA). Go to BOCA >>>

2) Students attending affiliated institutions receive credit directly through their institution. More than sixty colleges and universities have approved the SES for credit. View participating colleges

3) Students from non-affliated colleges and universities may participate in the SES through Brown University and will receive a full semester of credit from Brown. Students accepted into the SES from non-affiliated institutions should expect to take a temporary leave of absence from their home institutions for the semester and will become guest students at Brown, will pay tuition to Brown and will pay room and board and other fees to the Marine Biological Laboratory.


Your completed application must be received at the MBL on or before March 24, 2014. The complete package should include:

~ Two letters of recommendation
~ An official sealed transcript
~ Completed application and information forms

Application packages which are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. You will be notified of status of your application on or before April 14, 2014.

We will accept applications after this date if openings are still available. Please contact the SES Admissions Office for further information.


Complete Application Package: Word format | PDF format
Includes application, financial aid and recommendation form

If you have difficulty accessing the application package, or would prefer to have a copy mailed to you, contact the SES Admissions Office at (508) 289-7777 or send an e-mail to: Fax: 508-457-1548.

Semester in Environmental Science
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
C.V. Starr 116
Woods Hole, MA

QUESTIONS: Call SES office at 508-289-7777, Fax 508-457-1548 or email