Important Dates

CSC-funded research placements are 3 calendar months in duration and typically take place from July 2 until October 2. Exact internship dates are dependent on the flexibility of the supervising professor.

Please note that due to COVID-19, the Summer 2020 placements for this program have been cancelled effective March 24, 2020. All applicants and host professors were notified of this by email, thank you for your understanding. 

The planned timeline for Summer 2021 can be found below, and may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

June 29 - July 31, 2020

UAlberta professors submit projects to UAI through Project Proposal Form

August 2020

Projects posted
August - September 2020 Students from eligible institutions apply to projects

September 16, 2020

Deadline for applications

October - November 2020 Preliminary eligibility screening of applicants by U of A International and the China Scholarship Council

December 2020 - January 2021

Ranking of eligible applicants by project supervisors
February - March 2021

Internship offers sent to selected applicants

(Offers expire if no confirmation is received within 1 week)
March - April 2021 UAI will prepare required immigration documents and provide to selected candidates. CSC to provide award letters confirming sponsorship.
July 2 - October 2, 2021 Standard schedule for CSC-funded internships