How to Apply

The call for student applications for the summer of 2021 will open in July 2020.

The current application instructions can be found at this website: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship

What a Mitacs Globalink Research Internship offers you:

  • A 12-week internship that increases your knowledge of and explores hands-on research in your field of study
  • Access to Canada’s unique research landscape: applied, dynamic and innovative
  • A rewarding experience combining academic research at a Canadian university campus, professional skills development courses and social activities
  • A chance for you to explore your independence and gain international experience in a new country
  • The opportunity for you to connect with potential graduate supervisors should you be interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies with a Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship

Mitacs encourages you to start working on the following items before the call opens:

  • Confirmation that your passport issued by your home country is valid until at least January 2021
    • You are welcome to submit an application if you currently don’t have a valid passport. However, you’ll need to provide a copy of your passport if your application is approved
  • A reference letter from a professor
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts (either English or French). If your university or institution cannot provide transcripts in either language, you are responsible for getting them translated and notarized.
    • Transcripts must be included in your application
  • English or French language proficiency tests may be required for some countries. Please check your country’s details for more information.

In the application, you’ll also be asked about:

  • Your academic discipline, program, and other educational information
  • Your research interests, skills, and achievements
  • Your reasons for pursuing research in Canada

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or contact helpdesk@mitacs.ca



Are you an excellent student interested in developing your research expertise with top professors?

Are you an undergraduate student from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Tunisia, United Kingdom, or Ukraine interested in exploring your field of study in Canada?

Do you want funding for pursuing graduate school in Canada?

Would you like your résumé to include research, professional skills, and international experience?

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships can offer you an international experience like no other.

Canada features excellent universities, outstanding research facilities, cutting-edge industry innovation, and unparalleled undergraduate training opportunities.

Each year between May and October, Globalink Research Internships bring a select group of international undergraduate students to do research at Canada's top universities.

During their internships, students participate in research projects under the supervision of outstanding faculty members, work with graduate students & research associates, and experience the many one-of-a-kind educational, social, and recreational opportunities Canada has to offer.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions