Important Dates

For the 2020 application cycle, the University of Alberta has been told to anticipate receiving the full list of matched Mitacs Globalink Research Internship participants in mid-February 2020. We do not receive any indication of who has been matched prior to this, even as host professors and students may be emailed with this information starting in January. As such, University of Alberta International is only able to offer placement coordination after mid-February. Please be aware that planned communication to selected students and host professors will follow as soon as possible after we receive the full list of participants at the University of Alberta, and that we appreciate your patience in advance.

Please note that the following information is pulled from the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship website and the source of truth can be found here, should there be any changes to dates or information:

  • April to June 2019: Professors submit research projects to Mitacs. All accepted projects are made available to student applicants in an online database. Professor project proposals are due June 5, 2019, by 1 p.m. PT, for 2020 Globalink Research Internships.
  • July to September 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time: International students submit applications and select research projects from the online database. Mitacs conducts an eligibility review of student applications
  • October to December 2019: Mitacs provides professors with proposed student candidates for their project. Mitacs collects students and professor rankings, then finalizes offers to students. Final results are announced in January.
  • January to April 2020: Successful students start working with their Canadian host professors to arrange pre-internship details (e.g., reading to be completed beforehand) while Mitacs oversees logistics and coordinates with university administrative offices.
  • May to October 2020: Globalink Research Interns arrive in Canada and work with supervising professors for 12 weeks on their research project.