Research Abroad

Provincial Summer Research Programs

The ORA, OBW, OJS and OIN provincial programs all offer summer research programs during which students engage in research supervised by a professor at one of the participating host universities in that country.  Students may be able to receive University of Guelph credit for these programs if they find a University of Guelph professor to supervise and mark them for an independent research course (speak to a Program Counsellor for more information).  Students may also be able to use the research program as a Co-op work term if approved by Co-op & Career Services.

Students must have a 70% cumulative average to be eligible for the provincial summer research programs.  Students with a cumulative average between 67 - 69 % can apply for an exemption from the 70% if serious extenuating circumstances have affected their marks, such as medical issues, a personal or family crisis, or the recent diagnosis of a learning disability.  For more information about how to apply for the exemption, please contact the Education Abroad Advisors.  

Students must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents in order to receive the scholarship that is awarded to participants in the provincial summer research programs.

ORA Summer Research Program in France

The ORA Program offers research opportunities for students in Science, Engineering and Health Sciences through the ORA Summer Research Program. Detailed information is available on the ORA  Summer Research Program website.

To apply for the ORA Summer Research Program, students must have a cumulative average of 70%.

Students do not need to speak French for this program if they find a mentoring professor who is willing to supervise their research in English. Students must be nominated by a University of Guelph professor for this program, and must find a professor at a participating Rhône Alpes university to supervise their research. (Contact CIP if you are unsure where to start when looking for a supervising professor.)

Each chosen participant will receive a stipend of $1500 from the Province of Ontario and a stipend of approximately 400 Euros/ month from the laboratory where they do their placement in France.

Application deadline: December 8, 2017

The ORA Summer Research Program Application should be handed in to Haruho Kubota at the Centre for International Programs, UofG. 

OBW Summer Research Program in Germany

The OBW Program offers research opportunities for students in Science, Engineering and Health Sciences through the OBW Summer Research Program. Detailed information is available on the OBW Summer Research Program website.

To apply for the OBW Summer Research Program, students must have a cumulative average of 70%.

Students DO NOT HAVE TO SPEAK GERMAN for this program. Students must be nominated by a University of Guelph professor for this program, and must find a professor at a participating Baden-Wurttemberg university to supervise their research. (Contact CIP if you are unsure where to start when looking for a supervising professor.)

Each chosen participant will be awarded a scholarship of between $2,600 for a two-month placement or $3500 for a three-month placement.

Deadline: December 8, 2017

The OBW Summer Research Application form must be handed in to Haruho Kubota at Centre for International Programs, UofG.  

OJS Summer Research Program in China

Through the OJS Summer Research Program, Ontario students from any faculty can spend the summer semester undertaking research in their field of study, guided by a faculty member at one of the nine participating Jiangsu universities. Each participant will be awarded a scholarship of $3000 to support student travel and living costs in China.  More information is available on the OJS website.

To apply for the OJS Summer Research Program, students must have a cumulative average of 70%.

Students DO NOT HAVE TO SPEAK MANDARIN for this program - participants will be placed with a host professor who speaks English. Students must be nominated by a University of Guelph professor for this program.  Applicants don't have to find a supervising professor at the participating Jiangsu universities - the Ontario OJS Director will find a supervising professor for you.   However, students are also welcome to research and contact potential supervisors on their own.

Application deadline: January 26, 2018

The OJS Summer Research Application must be handed in to the Education Abroad Advisors at the Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph.

OIN Summer Research Program in India (called the 'Short Term Study in India Program')

Through the OIN Short Term Study in India Program, Ontario students from any faculty can spend the summer semester undertaking research in their field of study, guided by a faculty member at one of the 13 participating universities in India. Each participant will be awarded a scholarship of $3000 to support student travel and living costs in India.  More information is available on the OIN website.

To apply for the OIN Short Term Study in India Program, students must have a cumulative average of 70%.

No additonal language is required to apply for this program. Students should identify professors at the host institution, or institutions in India, with whom to work. (Contact CIP if you are unsure where to start when looking for a supervising professor.)

Application deadline: January 26, 2018.

The OIN Short Term Study in India Program Application must be handed in to the Education Abroad Advisors at the Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph.