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The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship

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Are you interested in developing your research skills, and enjoy travelling? This scheme might be for you! The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship scheme is a UK-Canada mobility programme for undergraduates to develop their research expertise. The competitive programme co-funds undergraduates from partner countries to complete an intensive 12-week summer research internship, in a variety of academic disciplines, under the supervision of a professor at one of 70 participating Canadian universities.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, Mitacs (in partnership with the University of Manchester) will offer full funding for a maximum of 5 Manchester undergraduate students.

In the UK, the scheme is managed by Universities UK International (UUKi), who is a partner of Mitacs, a not-for-profit Canadian national research organisation.

Information about the scheme


Applicants must:

  • have one year remaining in their undergraduate program as of Fall 2023, or two years remaining in a 4-year integrated Master’s programme.
  • be at least 18 years of age.
  • have a minimum weighted average of 65%, equivalent to a 2:1, or 60% if from a Widening Participation background (household income of £35k or under or who meets the criteria here)
  • be able to spend 12 weeks in the period May – October 2023 at a university in Canada on a research project related to their area of interest and expertise.
  • apply to a minimum of three to seven pre-existing research projects designed by Canadian professors and ensure selections are from at least three different Canadian provinces
  • be nominated by UoM to participate in the scheme

    Please see the Mitacs’s frequently asked questions for further details.


This is a fully-funded opportunity.

The total cost of the programme is $12,000 CAD per student (approximately £7,010) and will be apportioned as follows:

  • Mitacs: $8,000 CAD (approximately £4,670)
  • The University of Manchester: $4,000 CAD (approximately £2,340)

Funding will cover:

  • round-trip airfare to Canada (via reimbursement)
  • airport transfer to accommodation in Canada
  • stipend for housing, food, and incidentals
  • health insurance
  • stipend towards student enrolment fees up to a maximum of $300
  • support from student mentors on campus in Canada
  • registration for industry events, professional development courses, and social activities 

The Process 

If you are interested in this programme you must be nominated by The University of Manchester– you cannot apply independently.

  • You must check you meet the eligibility criteria before submitting an expression of interest.  
  • Mitacs – Expression of Interest and submit it via email to no later than 12pm on Monday 1st August 2022.
  • The International Programmes Office will nominate all students who meet the essential criteria. Students’ details will be shared with UUKi, who will confirm students’ eligibility to apply.
  • All eligible students will then receive instructions on how to apply to the Mitacs scheme.
  • Selection decisions are made by Mitacs.

Required Documentation

The required documentation is listed on the MITACS website here: Globalink Research Internship | Mitacs

For further information on the Globalink Research Internship scheme, please visit the Mitacs website and read the Mitacs-UUKi Globalink Research Internship Scheme Notes.

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