Mitacs Globalink Research Internship 2021

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship 2021

Published: 10 August 2020

NOTE: Approval to participate in this program is dependent on changes to the current travel restrictions and confirmation that it is safe for UNSW students to travel to the region.

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates. From May to October in 2021, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internships are currently available at over 45 universities across Canada. For a list of the student projects that are available at these universities please visit here.


  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate or combined undergraduate/Master’s degree granting program 
  • Be in the penultimate or final year of an undergraduate program, or combined undergraduate/ Master’s program
  • Students are required to meet the following minimum grade requirement (or equivalent): 75%
  • Able to speak and write in the language of the project (English and/or French).
  • Please refer here for further requirements


Globalink Research Interns receive financial assistance from Mitacs and their partners for the following:

  • Flight and student visa reimbursement
  • Accommodation and daily stipend
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the internship
  • Professional skills courses
  • Industry events, such as meetings with professors, government representatives, and business leaders
  • Please refer here for further information


Students should register their interest at by 10 September 2020. 

 Note: If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional Enrolment

For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

More information

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