Visiting Student and Internship Programs

Research Internships

University of Alberta International offers several options for students from abroad who want to gain research experience at the University of Alberta on a short-term basis.

University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE)

The UARE provides a unique opportunity for talented senior undergraduate students from key partner universities around the world to conduct research under the supervision of faculty members who are experts in their field.
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MITACS Globalink

The MITACS Globalink Internship Program offers travel funding for undergraduate students between Canada and several international partners. From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of UAlberta faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
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China Scholarship Council (CSC) Funded Internships

The China Scholarship Council provides funding to undergraduate students from Project 211 universities in China to conduct research ­at UAlberta under the supervision of faculty members who are experts in their field.
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Government of Canada International Scholarships

The Government of Canada offers several scholarship programs to support candidates from abroad who wish to study, conduct research, or gain professional development in Canada on a short-term basis.
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Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is a research-intensive post-secondary institution located in western Canada. It consistently ranks among the top 3-5 schools nation-wide as well as the top 100 in the world (QS World Ranking). 40,000 students attend the University of Alberta, 7000 of which are graduate students. We maintain 170 graduate programs, 400 research laboratories, and our faculty members receive approximately $500 million in external research funding.

University of Alberta International provides full support for participants before, during and after their placement. A formal orientation, professional development seminars, academic networking opportunities, and a poster symposium are offered to program participants, as well as opportunities to participate in weekly social events, cultural activities, and trips to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.