For Host Supervisors

If the Host Supervisor has already identified a candidate and a research project, the Host Supervisor should provide University of Alberta International (UAI) with a Letter of Invitation indicating their willingness to support and mentor the visiting candidate. This letter (maximum one page) must:

  • be on institutional letterhead;
  • be in English or in French;
  • be signed;
  • demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period; and
  • demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit.

In addition to this letter, the student should submit the required application documents to UAI.

The deadline to submit all documents to the University of Alberta International are as follows:

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educaitonal Exchanges for Development (SEED): February 20, 2019

ELAP; Canada-Chile; CARICOM (CCLSP): March 7, 2019

UAlberta faculty can contact the International Internship Coordinator (Inbound) at or 780-248-1020 for more information.

Results, Invitation & Host Supervisor Responsibilities

UAI will notify Host Supervisors and Candidates of the results which are expected to be announced in June.

UAI will guide the host and the candidate through the invitation and immigration application process.

Candidates will normally be invited as Research Award Recipients and must obtain a work permit; see Academic Visitors Office. Exceptions: Students coming under an undergraduate or graduate exchange agreement will only be required to obtain a study permit.

The appropriate student category for invitation will be determined after nomination/application.

Candidate's studies or research may commence as early as August 1, 2019 but no later than February 1, 2020.