For Host Supervisors

Invitation & Host Supervisor Responsibilities

University of Alberta International will guide the host professor and the RWTH Aachen research candidate through the invitation and immigration application process.

Candidates will normally be formally invited to the University of Alberta, and must obtain the proper immigration documents. This is dependent on a few factors, the primary one being the length of stay as a researcher.

Stays of less than 120 calendar days:

  • Global Skills Strategy 120 Day Work Permit Exemption for Researchers and must obtain a visitor visa and/or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

Stays of more than 120 calendar days:

  • Research Award Recipients and must obtain a work permit along with potential visitor visa and/or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

The appropriate student category for invitation will be determined and confirmed with all parties after nomination/application.

Candidate's research may commence at any time of year and can be for a couple of months up to one year.

UAlberta faculty are welcome to contact the International Internship Coordinator (Inbound) at or 780-248-1020 with any questions or for more information.