Financial Aid & Scholarships


When each World Wilderness Congress convenes, the Congress awards a limited number of partial (and occasionally full) scholarships and applies discounts to delegates that qualify under the categories listed below. In addition to all other WILD11 offerings listed with each type of registration, delegates with discounted registration have full access to live video streaming of plenary sessions, and access to the Birla Auditorium on a space available basis.

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Those currently enrolled as a full time student at an educational institution. To be eligible for this discount, please apply in the financial aid form below with your academic email address and be prepared to display a copy of your valid student identification card.

Students residing outside of India in developed countries:

  • Full 8-days – $474 USD 
  • Global Gathering – $192 USD
  • Convention of Delegates – $354 USD
  • One-day of your choice – $96 USD

Students residing outside of India from least developed countries (please see the UN list here):

  • Full 8-days: $316 USD
  • Global Gathering – $128 USD
  • Convention of Delegates – $236 USD
  • One-day of your choice – $64 USD

Students residing in India:

  • Full 8-days – 2,500 rupees
  • Global Gathering – 1,500 rupees
  • Convention of Delegates – 1,500 rupees
  • One-day of your choice – 500 rupees


A very limited number of volunteer positions are available (requiring minimum 5 hours per day of work). Apply to volunteer throughout the full 8-day congress and your registration fees will be waived. To inquire about these opportunities please visit this page


Participants from countries classified as Least Developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development will receive 50% off any full priced registration package. Please use the contact form below to connect with the WILD11 team. To see if you qualify for this opportunity, please see the UN list here.

Please fill out this form to request financial aid for WILD11. Once the form is received, someone from our team will contact you and provide a discount code that can be used upon registration checkout.

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WILD11 has a limited number of partial scholarships potentially available only for those delegates with no other support possible, and primarily for those who either have had their abstracts accepted or who are bona fide community representatives. For your funding, we encourage you to first ask for support from your organization, family, community, supporters or granting organizations before applying for a WILD11 scholarship.

WILD11 encourages and welcomes a diversity of individuals, experiences, ages, cultures and perspectives. To ensure this value is met, we ask sponsors to contribute to a scholarship fund to assist those in genuine need of financial assistance to attend the Congress.  

Who is eligible?  

Eligibility is based on a number of factors. WILD11 reserves the right to allocate awards on both economic factors and/or Congress priorities. The scholarship budget is determined by a committee once applications have been received. As participants come from all over the world please note that travel, lodging, VISA or other additional costs are not typically covered by a scholarship. In few cases we award lodging and meals in addition to registration. General student scholarships are not available as we offer a discounted rate of $400 USD for those residing outside India, and 2,000 rupees for residents of India.  

How to apply

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Google form below. If you have an abstract that has been submitted, please include that information as well. Applicants with accepted abstracts will be considered first, and on a case by case basis.  If you have issues with submitting your form, please contact us for assistance.

When are applications due? 

Applications are due and preferred by December 1, 2019. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. We will accept further applications until December 31, 2019.