Globalink Research Internship is a competitive Canadian internship programme that gives UK undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research abroad as part of their degree
Please note: the call for student applications for the summer of 2023 will open in August 2022.
The fully funded scheme offers successful candidates from participating countries a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry out a 12-week summer internship at a Canadian university. Internships take place in summer 2023 and interns will work on a research project of their choice, under the supervision of a Canadian professor.
The scheme is collectively funded by Mitacs and the UK for a total of 60 places. All students submitting an application to the scheme must be nominated by their university. Please see eligibility requirements below for more information.
Benefits to participants
Those who apply for the Globalink Research Internship will have the chance to:
participate in an internationally reputable, competitive, and fully funded mobility opportunity in Canada in the summer of 2023;
develop research expertise with top professors at cutting-edge Canadian institutions with outstanding research facilities;
enhance vital skills for the workplace, including research skills, critical and creative thinking, cultural awareness, and developing a global outlook,
take part in professional training covering areas such as teamwork, project management, problem solving, communication, and entrepreneurship;
interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings;
experience one-of-a-kind educational, social, and recreational opportunities, as well as become part of an international alumni community;
Students who wish to apply for the Globalink Research Internship must express their interest in applying for the scheme through the Study Abroad, International, or Careers office at their home university if their home university is participating in the scheme. Those who express their interest in applying for the scheme will be nominated by their university if they meet the eligibility requirements set out below. If you would like to know if your university is participating in the Globalink Research Internship programme, please consult the list at the end of this page.
Students must also be nominated by their university in order to apply as well as:
be undergraduates enrolled full-time in an accredited university in the UK with a year remaining in their undergraduate programme when they return to the UK;
Students will be in the second year of their three year bachelor's degree in May 2023, or will be in the second year of their four year integrated master's degree in May 2023;
This includes students who will be in the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree in May 2023 (e.g., those on four-year courses with a year abroad or in industry);
be at least 18 years of age;
have a minimum weighted average of 60%+ if they meet their university's widening participation or equivalent criteria, or have a minimum weighted average of 65%+ if they do not meet their university's widening participation or equivalent criteria;
be available to spend 12 weeks in the period between May and October at a host university in Canada on a research project related to their area of interest and expertise;
demonstrate oral and written fluency in English or French, depending on the primary language of the project, as indicated by the host professor.
Please note that your university may have its own eligibility criteria.
How to apply
The call for student applications for the summer of 2023 will open in August 2022. Please check this page at a later date for further information.
Please note: Students who have not expressed an interest in participating in this scheme to their home institution, and have applied at their own discretion, will not be considered for the scheme by Mitacs.
Once students have expressed an interest in the scheme, it is advisable for them to start preparing an application ahead of the call opening. Information on how to start preparing a Globalink Research Internship application is available on the Mitacs website.
After applications have opened, applicants will be invited to select at least three and no more than seven research projects from the of selection of projects profiled. Please note that applicants will not be able to submit a proposal for their own research project and must select a pre-existing project designed by a Canadian professor at one of the host institutions and approved by Mitacs.
Return airfare (via reimbursement)
Student fees at host institution (via reimbursement)
Visa fees (via reimbursement)
Daily accommodation allowance
Canadian medical insurance
Professional development training
Registration for industry events
Access to the Mitacs mentor scheme
Please note that although this is a fully funded opportunity, some of these fees (e.g., return flights, visa costs) will be incurred by successful students upfront, and will be reimbursed upon their arrival in Canada.
Is your university participating in Globalink?
The universities participating in the 2022-23 Globalink Research Internship call are: