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, year-round

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MITACS Globalink

Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students in designated countries

Disciplines: All

Funding: Varies

Duration: 12 weeks, May to September

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China Scholarship Council (CSC) Funded Internships

Open to: Undergraduate students from Project 211 universities in China

Disciplines: All

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

Duration: 3 months, July to October

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Government of Canada International Scholarships (SEED, ELAP, CARICOM)

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

Disciplines: All

Funding: $7,200 - $15,900 CAD

Duration: 4 - 8 months

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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). 40,000 students attend the University of Alberta, 7500 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.

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Phone: 780-248-1020