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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Rolling
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Any compatible discipline Study level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3 Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
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Program Details:
Host Institution: A list of 45 Canadian universities hosting Mitacs Globalink Research Interns in 2019 can be viewed here.
Dates/Hours: 12-week internship, with students arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2019, and returning to Australia between July 31 and October 31, 2019. Interns are required to work 40 hours a week, five days a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Most interns work during regular business hours (e.g., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), but this depends on your specific arrangement with your host professor.

  • The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is a competitive initiative available to senior undergraduate students from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Ukraine
  • From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences
  • Access to Canada’s unique research landscape: applied, dynamic and innovative
  • A rewarding experience combining academic research at a Canadian university campus, professional skills development workshops and social activities
  • A chance for you to explore your independence and gain international experience in a new country
  • More information can be found on the Mitacs GRI website here
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program (or combined undergraduate/Master’s program), with one to four semesters remaining in their program as of Fall 2019/Semester 2 2019 
  • Apply to a minimum of three, maximum of seven, projects and ensure selections are from at least 3 different Canadian provinces
  • Be fluent in the oral and written language of the project (English and/or French)
  • Meet the grade requirements for Australia/RMIT: 75% and above
  • Be available to complete a 12-week internship, arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2019, and returning to Australia between July 31 and October 31, 2019.
Academic Credit:
  • The Mitacs program may count towards your internship or Work Integrated Learning requirements.
  • Speak to your WIL Coordinator or Program Coordinator to confirm and/or seek appropriate approval.
    • if receiving credits towards your RMIT program, RMIT tuition fees will apply.
MITACS Application Process:
1. Students apply directly to Mitacs through the Globalink Student Platform by 19 September 2018 - 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Any applications submitted after this date will not be accepted
  • Applications received by email, fax or mail will not be accepted
Check the FAQs section for additional info.

2. Students must provide MITACS with the following documents: 
(a) an official transcript from RMIT 
(b) at least one letter of reference from a professor or research supervisor. Click here for a sample reference letter
(c) a CV detailing research experience
  • When applying, students must select between three and seven projects from at least three Canadian provinces.
  • Click here for a sample CV
(d) RMIT GEO letter of support (contact Anie at for the letter)
3. Mitacs will let all applicants know whether or not they will be moving forward in November 2018
4. Applicants may be contacted by a professor from November to January for an interview and results will be released in February 2019.  

RMIT Registration Process:
1. Students who have been accepted into the MITACS program, need to register here on Mobi by 31 March 2019 by completing:
1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
2. Short Term Mobility: General Information:" questionnaire :
- if seeking credit, the approval from your Program Coordinator or WIL Coordinator - upload document under Section 3: Academic Approval 
- upload a copy of your acceptance documents from Mitacs under Section 5: Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents

2019 Funding:
  • There are 3 scholarships (up to 1 scholarship per RMIT academic college) - TBC.
  • Each scholarship is made up of the following contributions (** not all the below amount is disbursed directly to the student as this is used to contribute towards the hosting/facilitation costs by the Canadian Universities):
    • Mitacs contribution: ~CAD $8000 per student
    • RMIT contribution: ~CAD $4000 per student 
This will help to cover costs associated with:
  • A matched project with a Canadian professor and university, based on your research interests, skills and expertise
  • Flight to Canada (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Transportation from airport in Canada to accommodations
  • Stipend for housing (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Health insurance
  • Student enrollment fees at host university
  • Stipend for food and incidentals (amount varies depending on country of origin)
  • Support from student mentors on campus in Canada
  • Registration for industry events and professional development workshops
  • Globalink Research Internship certificate of completion
Travel Insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

RMIT Contact/s:
Anielle Leung | Manager, Global Experiences 


Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.