Research Abroad

Research Abroad Options:

Provincial Summer Research Programs - France, Germany, China, India

Research Placements at University of Bremen and University of Hohenheim, Germany

Research Placements at Univesity of Liverpool

MITACS Internships

 

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 at the Centre for International Programs, U of Guelph.

Students should only submit ONE Summer Research Program Application.

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 7, 2018

The ORA Summer Research Program Application should be handed in to 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 7, 2018

The OBW Summer Research Application form must be handed in to the 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 18, 2019

The OJS Summer Research Application must be handed in to 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. Connect with your Education Abroad Advisor for a list of faculty at the Indian universities with ongoing research projects in the sciences, social sciences, and arts. 

Application deadline: January 18, 2019.

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

Research Placements at University of Bremen and University of Hohenheim, Germany

Students may apply to do research under the supervision of a University of Bremen or University of Hohenheim professor during any semester(s).  Students in any field of study offered at the two universities and who have a minimum 70% cumulative average are eligible to apply.  Both UBremen and UHohenheim are able to provide travel scholarships for a few Guelph students.  The scholarship for Bremen is approximately $1200/month for three months + $1200 for airfare.  The scholarship for UHohenheim is approximately $750/month for three months.

Application deadline:   December 9, 2018 for placements occurring in Summer 2019.  For placements in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, please e-mail the Centre for International Programs to inquire about deadlines.

To apply, complete the applicaton form at the bottom of this page.  For UBremen, students must try to identify a faculty supervisor, however, if they are unable to find one, the international office at UBremen may be able to help direct students to appropriate faculty. For UHohenheim, students do not need to identify a faculty supervisor as Hohenheim will arrange a placement for you.

See the fields of study offered at University of Bremen.

See the fields of study offered at University of Hohenheim.

Research Placements at Univesity of Liverpool

Guelph students can apply to participate in a Liverpool professor's research project during Summer 2019.  Projects are available in Computer Science, Psychology, Electrical Engineering, and Engineering.  Applicants must have a 70% cumulative average.  See the bottom of this page for a list of the research projects students can apply to work on.

How to Apply:

Submit U of G's online study abroad application by January 25, 2019, and choose Liverpool - Summer Research Projects as your first choice.  The Centre for International Programs will then decide which students to nominate to ULiverpool, and these students will need to submit ULiverpool's Summer Research Project application and specify which project they wish to work on. 

Other details: While the ULiverpool information says that students can tailor their research program for 4-12 weeks in agreement with their project supervisor, University of Guelph will give preference to students wanting to do a 3-month placement when selecting which students to nominate.  It is recommended that students’ research placements start from June 17th, 2019 as this is the earliest date students can move into the ULiverpool resdiences. 

Students will be registered in a research course at ULiverpool and receive a grade. Guelph students may be able to receive a 0.5 U of G credits for the research course if approved by their Program Counsellor, or can choose not to earn U of G credit for the research placement.


Mitacs

Mitacs offers a number of research internship opportunities in a variety of countries through their Globalink Program.