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UCalgary Global Online Research

UCalgary Global Online: UGo Research!

Virtual research opportunities for UCalgary students

What is a virtual research placement?

The UGo Research program allows UCalgary students to participate in virtual research placements offered by partner universities around the world. Instead of physically travelling to your research destination, as a virtual research student, you will work remotely with your research supervisor on projects that can be done over the computer rather than in a lab. (As long as UCalgary travel restrictions remain in place, travel is not permitted.) 

You will also become a member of UCalgary's Global Online cohort, engaging not only with other UCalgary students participating in UGo programs but also international students from partner universities "attending" UCalgary on their own virtual programs. 

How do I apply?

Please check the program page before applying and ensure that you meet all eligibility and application requirements. There are different application expectations for each research opportunity, so ensure that you are following all application guidelines set out on the program page. You can then fill out the online application for your desired program.

In the "Course List" section of the online application, please indicate your top three areas of research interest. Please also email the Study Abroad advisors so that we know to expect your application!

UGo Research Opportunities

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Deadline March 15

CUHK virtual research

CUHK has a second round of applications for virtual only placements on their summer research program.


Deadline April 1

CLIC -SJTU Virtual Research

Select from 142 projects in engineering, science, health science and urban planning. June 27-Aug 5, 2022. (Note: this program is only available for students with Canadian citizenship)


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TU Graz Remote Research

TU Graz encourages virtual research applications in the areas of Computer Science, Civil Engineering & Geo-sciences and Electrical & Information Engineering. Research placements can be between 1-6 months with flexible start dates.


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ITESM virtual research program

70+ virtual projects to choose from across several faculties. Available for the 8 week summer program or the fall semester. Summer deadline: April 30 Fall Deadline: May 25

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UWA Summer Down Under Research Internship

This 8-week intensive research training program in July-August 2021 is designed for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Australia, or those just keen to develop their professional skills & international research network. Wide range of projects available (social sciences, law, biology, engineering, psychology, etc.) Apply by March 31 and pay half price!


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Liverpool Online Research

Liverpool has designed their summer research program to work in person or virtually. Each project will note if a virtual option is available.

Are you interested in doing a virtual research placement?

View program page

The program page provides more details about your prospective research program, including important information such as available research areas, program dates, and eligibility criteria.

Contact the Study Abroad advisor

Please contact study.abroad@ucalgary.ca (or the specific advisor, which you can find listed on each program page) to let us know that you are interested in applying. Space may be limited on some programs, so it is best to reach out early!

Submit your online application

When filling out your online application, please include in the "Course List" section that you are applying for a virtual research placement. This will help us properly evaluate your application. 

Please refer to the program page for any unique application instructions.

Apply now!