Research Internships

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University of Alberta International offers several options for students from abroad who want to gain research experience at the UAlberta on a short-term basis. These programs are open to students from all disciplines who are interested in expanding their knowledge in their area of study through collaboration with UAlberta's world-class researchers.

University of Alberta Research Experience (UARE)

Open to: Senior undergraduate students at key partner institutions

Disciplines: All

Funding: $6,000 CAD

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Dates: Year round

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MITACS Globalink (GRI)

Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students in designated countries

Disciplines: All

Funding: Varies in value; typically covers living expenses, flights, health insurance, and accommodations

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Dates: May 1 through July 31

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) Funded Internships

Open to: Undergraduate students from designated universities in China

Disciplines: All

Funding: $4,500 CAD, airfare, health insurance

Duration: 3 months

Start Dates: typically early July

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Government of Canada International Scholarships (ELAP, SEED, Study in Canada)

Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students from the Americas, Southeast Asia, and across the globe

Disciplines: All

Funding: $8,200 - $15,900 CAD

Duration: 4 - 8 months

Start Dates: August 1 - February 1

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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 5 schools nation-wide as well as the top 100 in the world (QS World Ranking). The University of Alberta is a busy place — 41,000 students at five separate campus locations (four in Edmonton and one in Camrose).

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) is home to more than 8,400 graduate students in 500+ graduate programs and 170+ doctoral programs in 300 research areas. University of Alberta maintains over 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.

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Phone: 780.492.1136