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International Student Programs

Students from around the world come to TRIUMF to further their early research careers. 

TRIUMF liaises with the institutions listed below to faciliate and coordinate research opportunities for international students. It is also possible for international students to do research at TRIUMF outside of the below-listed programs.  

For more informations on these programs and international student research opportunities in general, please contact

International Undergraduate Students

TRIUMF accepts applications from international undergraduate students each year for a limited number of "Internships" and "On-The-Job-Training" positions. International students applying for positions under this category must be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution abroad.

Please visit the Co-op/Summer Student website for details on the undergraduate student jobs at TRIUMF.


The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship gives international undergraduates the opportunity to work on a research project at a Canadian university. In the spring, project descriptions are accepted from professors at Canadian institutions. In the fall, professors are provided with a list of interested students and are they are encouraged to interview and rank the students. Mitacs supports the students' travel costs and help with visa applications so that the students arrive ready to work in the summer. The students work on a 12-week research project of mutual interest in the period of May to September.


DAAD Rise 

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from Germany.

Researchers from accredited universities and non-profit research institutions can submit internship offers for German students in engineering, natural and earth sciences, medicine or related disciplines. A successful applicant will receive a DAAD scholarship (including airfare) to carry out a research stay in your working group. TRIUMF has hosted several Rise students for 2-3 months during the summer over the past couple of years.


Tsinghua University - TRIUMF

TRIUMF is hosting engineering physics students from Tsinghua University this summer who will have just finished their 3rd year of study. As part of their program, the students are required to join research groups to complete a two month research project. The available time is from July 1st to August 31.



Located in over 80 countries, IAESTE is an international student exchange program for full-time students interested in gaining professional job experience abroad and employers interested in hiring international student trainees.


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