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 for Fall 2020


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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TU Dresden Virtual Research

Take part in a part time virtual research program with TU Dresden for 10+ weeks. Details on timing coming soon!


USFQ Online Research Projects

The research projects will be 4-5 hours/week and will follow a problem-based approach to research. Students have direct access to the researchers and the mentoring opportunities. (The optional fieldwork excursion is subject to UCalgary travel policies.) Apply by January 4, 2021

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UWA Summer Down Under Research Internship

This 8-week intensive research training program 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, business, etc.) Apply directly to UWA by Nov. 22.

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More coming soon!

Check back for updates on new research opportunities.

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!