Exchange programs are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture while earning an academic credit. On exchange, you will find yourself with locals and living close to the pulse of the host culture. The University of Toronto has agreements with various universities around the world. Depending on the host university and your interests, you can conduct research with faculty at a partner institution listed on the CIE website.
CSB397Y0 Research Abroad in Cell & Systems Biology
Student Exchange Program
For questions about regular exchange (including potential semester and year-long research placements):
For questions about CIE Summer Research Exchange Program:
International Course Module
Since the ICMs were first introduced, more than 50 groups of students have traveled to destinations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. Modules are integrated into the course plan and travel is scheduled to coincide with Reading Week.
Student groups may submit ICM proposals with a sponsoring faculty member. See submission guidelines for complete information.
Please note: The ICM program funds Arts & Science students and faculty only, and faculty members from Medicine wishing to apply for this program would need to provide funding for their travel.
This exciting program allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas. Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature. Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements
Professional and International Programs
Phone: (416) 978-8713
Graduate and Life Sciences Education, Faculty of Medicine will award 8 annual summer research project studentships per summer to support third or fourth year specialist and/or major students in our Basic Science departments and in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Non-University of Toronto students should have equivalent qualifications. This is to provide mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students who undertake in depth study in one of our life sciences programs of study. Each department receives one studentship per summer to be awarded to a student the department selects based on excellent academic merit and interest in future graduate training. The award carries a value of $4,800 each.
In addition to these conditions, the submissions should have the following attributes
Please Note: It is the responsibility of Faculty Supervisor/Department Chair/Division to communicate all award/payment/reporting details to the student.
The 398/399 Research Excursions provides an opportunity for Arts & Science (St. George) degree students in their third year (i.e., after completing at least 9 but not more than 14 credits) to participate in a practical or experiential activity under the supervision of a faculty member. The practical, experiential component can take the form of research/learning in archives, laboratories, libraries, or in a field camp, etc.—but not in a classroom at another university (that is covered by the Faculty’s summer abroad and exchange programs). The projects run within the May-August period, when both Faculty and students would be able to make the time commitments necessary. Regular tuition fees apply.
Each 398H0/399Y0 has a program-specific designator, such as ANT, CLA, CSB, VIC, etc., and would be eligible to count towards program completion if the program sponsor (Chair or Director) so chooses. A limited number of 398H0/399Y0 courses are available each year. Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply.
Students must also attend a Safety Abroad Seminar. Descriptions of the projects are available on the Faculty's web site in early February.
Applications are available online and must be emailed to the supervising instructor by late February (due date indicated on the website). Students are informed in mid-March whether they have been accepted. Successful applicants are registered by the 399 office.
Office of The Dean
Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (398/399 Programs)
Research Opportunity Program
A limited number of 299Y1/399Y1 courses are available each year. Faculty supervisors propose the projects and choose the students who apply.
Descriptions of ROP projects are available on the Faculty's web site mid-February. Students wishing to participate should email online ROP Application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by the due date indicated on the website.
Students can apply to a maximum of three ROPs in total, but can accept only one project. Students are informed in early July (mid-April for Summer courses) whether they have been accepted. Successful applicants are registered by the ROP office.
Students are expected to keep a journal recording meetings, progress, and what was learned about the project in particular and the nature of research in general.
Office of The Dean
Undergraduate Teaching and Learning (299 Programs)
The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required.
The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project. For example, students may want to explore in more depth ideas that emerged in a 299Y course, or to further develop some implications of the research they have done in a seminar, or to undertake additional research required to turn a final essay into a publication (e.g., journal article).
There are two competitions held each year, please see the URF website for deadlines. All applicants will be informed of their results approximately one month after the competition has closed.
The Undergraduate Research Fund is funded jointly by the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) and the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Office of the Faculty Registrar, Faculty of Arts & Science
Manager, Faculty Governance & Curriculum
The department awards these to students applying for summer research programs. Please contact the department for more information.
Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (URSA) in Universities
The undergraduate student research awards are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents registered as full-time students in eligible undergraduate programs in the natural sciences or engineering at the time of application. When the award is held, the student must have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree, and must not have started a program of graduate studies. Students must have obtained a cumulative average of at least second class (B) over the previous years of study. Students are eligible if they are registered in a bachelor’s degree program leading to an honours degree or a degree with a major. Candidates for undergraduate professional degrees in the health sciences (eg MD, DDS, BScN) are not eligible to hold these awards. The awards have a value of $4,500. A travel allowance may also be granted if the award is taken at another Canadian university. The work must be performed under the supervision of a faculty member who holds an active NSERC research grant. The normal duration of the award is 16 consecutive weeks. Universities are required to supplement each award by at least 25%. Universities may also provide fringe benefits. Please Note: Students should apply through the supervisor’s department. Individual departments may have their own internal deadline for receipt of applications.
Please visit the Research Services URSA webpage for more details.
Deadline for applications: January 9, 2017.
University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) program funded by the Vice-President Research. The UTEA program provides eligible undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct summer research projects under the supervision of eligible U of T faculty members.
To provide opportunities for research experience at the undergraduate level in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) or social sciences and humanities (SSH); to augment the formal research courses offered by the University of Toronto; to give undergraduate students opportunities to experience different approaches to research in various fields; to help students learn and appreciate the investigative methodology of areas of particular interest; and to provide students with an experience that will allow them to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in research.
The UTEA is an allocation-based program, through which a Division is allocated a number of UTEA awards.
Please check with your department for more information if available.