Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, for Globalink 2012, we are accepting applications from students in China, Brazil and Mexico in addition to India. We continue to explore expansion opportunities in new geographies
Grades definitely play a major part in the selection process. However, your research statement and letters from your professors are also crucial and you should take these seriously. In the past, students with higher grades have been passed over because they did not meet the other selection criteria.
MITACS expects Globalink students to stay in dormitories offered by the university where they will undertake their research. If there is a special need for different arrangements, please contact us so we can consider your case.
Yes. We are currently only accepting applications from students with an 8.0/10 Grade Point Average or higher
No. You are allowed off the campus and MITACS encourages students to get to know Canada on a broader basis by interacting with other students, local businesses, and by attending local social events. As such, program participants are each provided the opportunity to participate in Industrial Engagement Week whereby they get to meet some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs. As well, you will be assigned a local student who will help you learn about Canadian society and ensure you have a chance to experience all that Canada has to offer, both on-campus and off.
Yes. MITACS arranges for each of the students to be linked with a Canadian graduate student who will help you to integrate into the community and explore everything that the country has to offer.
You are provided with a basic stipend that will cover your travel and living costs. Depending on your personal activities, you may be required to cover part of your expenses while in Canada.
This will depend on which university you are interested in attending. Mitacs has partnered with many of the participating host universities to create the Globalink Graduate Fellowship Program for former Globalink participants. Please contact us for more details. In addition, Canada has both the Vanier Canada Graduate and Frederick Banting scholarships which are competitive with other major destinations around the world.
Once accepted into the program, you must apply for a visa with the Canadian High Commission. To date, all Globalink students have been expedited by our ability to advise the Canadian government that our students are applying.
Student applications for students attending institutions from India, China and Mexico were due by November 27, 2011. Successful applicants from these countries will be notified by end of January. The extended deadline for applications from students attending institutions in Brazil is now January 31, 2012.
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“The Mitacs Globalink program provides students an intellectual and culturally enriching experience. The wonderful research opportunities combined with excellent hospitality arrangements make it one of the most sought after programs. The networking events, industrial visits and skills enhancements workshops differentiate the program from other internship programs. I had a wonderful experience learning about Vancouver and had a great opportunity to tour British Columbia and Alberta. My summer at UBC completely changed my perspectives and has forced me to aim higher. The confidence gained from the Globalink program will certainly help me reach greater heights in life and I am thankful to Mitacs, UBC and the Province of British Columbia for having given me this once in a lifetime opportunity”.