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Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

The Globalink Research Internship, which provides a 12-week research project at Canadian universities for high-achieving senior undergraduates from around the world, is accepting student applications starting in late July 2017.


Starting  May 2018, approved students will travel to Canada, where they’ll work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities. They’ll receive:

  • Stipend for living expenses
  • Professional development workshops
  • Local Globalink Mentors

Interested students can start preparing their applications now.


The call for 2018 applications will open in July 2017.


Mitacs encourages you to start working on the following items before the call opens:

  • Confirmation that your passport issued by your home country is valid until at least January 2019
    • You’ll need to provide a copy of your passport if your application is approved
  • A reference letter from a professor
  • Your CV
  • Your academic transcripts (either English or French). If your university or institution cannot provide transcripts in either language, you are responsible for getting them translated and notarized.
    • Transcripts must be included in your application
  • Your English proficiency exam, its results, and a copy of the exam certificate (if applicable)



In the application, you’ll also be asked about:

  • Your academic discipline, program, and other educational information
  • Your research interests, skills, and achievements
  • Your reasons for pursuing research in Canada



2018 student applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or combined undergraduate/Master’s programs
  • Have a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three semesters remaining in their program as of September 2018.
  • Meet the grade requirements for their country of study:
    • Australia: 75 percent (“distinction” or equivalent)
    • Brazil: 8/10 and ENEM score of at least 600 in an exam from 2009 or onward
    • China: 3.5/4
    • France: 12/20
    • Germany: 2.9/6
    • India: 8/10
    • Mexico: 80%
      • 8.5/10 for students from SEP-funded universities
    • Saudi Arabia: 80%
    • Tunisia: 12/20
    • Ukraine: 80%
  • Be available to complete a 12-week internship, arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2018, and returning to their country of study between July 31 and September 30, 2018.
  • Possess a valid passport from their home country that is valid until at least January 2019.


Student applicants must provide in their application:

  • An official transcript from the home university, in English. If you cannot obtain an English transcript, you must submit a translated and notarized copy before the application deadline
  • At least one letter of reference from a professor or research supervisor
  • A CV detailing research experience



When applying, students must select between three and seven projects from at least three Canadian provinces.