For Host Supervisors

Invitation & Host Supervisor Responsibilities

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

Candidate's research may commence at any time of year and can be for a duration of 3-9 months, depending on the availability of both parties during that period, funding, etc.

The University of Alberta International Internship Coordinator (Inbound) staff member is responsible for overseeing this program and submitting the Foreign Visitor Category Assessment for any research interns as necessary.

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:

Stays of more than 120 calendar days:

The appropriate student category for invitation will be determined and confirmed with all parties after nomination/application on an ad-hoc basis, as it can depend on individual factors as well.

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