Student Project Pass

Use this application if your project is for a Master’s degree or below and is a purely observational study using Chester Zoo’s on-show animal collection.

Please download the Terms and Conditions for the Student Project Pass AND the Application Form to apply.

Unfortunately, projects involving any manipulation to the animal’s environment or husbandry, involving human subjects or questionnaires will not be approved.

These projects are managed by our Discovery and Learning Team and we aim to assess applications within two weeks of receipt. The review process may be longer depending on the number of projects under review at any given time.

As soon as the review process has been completed you'll receive an email letting you know the outcome of your application.

We strongly recommend you apply well in advance. 

Please ensure that you have read the Terms and Conditions above and that the hard copy of your application form includes your supervisor’s physical signature.

Also please note when sending the hard copy of the application form to the zoo, please make sure you pay the correct postage. We're a registered charity so won't be able to pay for any missing postage or additional charges, so your item won't be delivered.

Any questions?

Check our frequently asked questions about research at Chester Zoo.