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UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

New UK-Canada exchange scheme for doctoral students opening September 2019


A new and exciting opportunity for UKRI and Canadian doctoral students to participate in a UK-Canada research exchange scheme. Supported by UKRI and Mitacs, up to 200 UK doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to develop into global citizens, with international competencies, during 12-week research placements in Canadian universities; a similar number of Canadian students will visit UK universities.

The scheme will be open to UKRI-funded and Canadian doctoral students working in all areas. For UKRI students, placements will be available at universities across Canada in a variety of academic disciplines from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences. The call for applications for UKRI students wanting to undertake a placement in Canada is scheduled to open in autumn 2019 with the first placements taking place from April 2020 after a competitive application process. The scheme will support travel, living and research costs for the students in their chosen field of study. 

Further information and details of how to apply will be made available on the UKRI webpage from September 2019. For all enquiries, please contact



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