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Outbound exchange programs

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (QEIIDJ) Scholarship Program

  • QEII Scholarship Program

    The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (QEIIDJ or QE) Scholarship Program is a national scholarship program for student mobility between Canada and the countries of the Commonwealth. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to its students through this prestigious program.

    The QEIIDJ Scholarship Program is a partnership of Universities Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Rideau Hall Foundation. It is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector. 

    Up to 54 of our students will participate as Queen Elizabeth Scholars through outbound exchanges to our partners in Commonwealth countries or through scholarships for international students from the Commonwealth to study in master’s programs at our university.

  • Scholarships for students from the Commonwealth interested in a master's program
  • QE Scholarship for undergraduate experiential learning

    The QE Scholarship Program provides opportunities for upper-year undergraduates to gain international experience as a part of their studies at our university. The program provides scholarships of up to $6,000 for an experiential-learning placement with one of our partners in a Commonwealth country. Placements last a minimum of three months and are typically organized during the summer. Placement opportunities are developed with the faculties, and placement availability is subject to the availability of opportunities with partners, as well as program funding. All QE Scholars must participate in on-campus activities before and after the placement, as a condition of the scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Candidates must:

    • Be entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies.
    • Be 35 years of age or younger at time of their application.
    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Work, study or conduct research on a full-time basis at the partner institution.
    • Be in good standing and meet GPA requirements set by the student’s faculty.

    PLACEMENTS:

    The following placements are open for competition to students in the listed undergraduate programs:

    All faculties:

    • Research placements at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.
    • Internship placements in developing countries through World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
    • Non-governmental organization (NGO) placements in India in partnership with the Ontario-India Exchange Program ($8,000 scholarship).

    Faculty of Science - Chemistry:

    • Research placement in Chemistry at University of Cardiff in Wales, United Kingdom.

    Faculty of Business and Information Technology:

    • Internship placements in:
      • Barbados
      • Singapore
      • Trinidad and Tobago

    Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science:

    • Research placement in Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Students interested in a QE Scholarship Program placement must apply directly to the International Education office by Friday, November 18. To apply, email internationaloffice@uoit.ca with the subject line QEII application.

    Applications must include:

    • Statement of Interest, including how this experience fits with your educational and career goals.
    • Unofficial transcript.
    • Up-to-date CV or résumé.

    SELECTION:

    The International Education office and faculties will review all applications and the best-suited QE Scholar candidates will be selected. Selection will be merit-based and will consider academic achievement as well as the candidate's potential to succeed as a QE Scholar.

    PREPARATION:

    Selected QE Scholars must go through several steps before the placement can begin. They must:

    • Sign the QE Scholarship agreement.
    • Complete financial request forms with Student Awards and Financial Aid.
    • Prepare all travel requirements, including passports, visas and travel arrangements.
    • Participate in a pre-departure orientation, and prepare a pre-departure report.
    • Comply with International office and/or faculty pre-departure requirements, such as proof of health insurance, registration of travel, etc.
    • Participate in a debrief session upon return, and complete a Scholar Narrative Report
  • QE Scholarship for graduate research exchange

    The QE Scholarship Program provides opportunities for graduate students to gain an international experience as a part of their studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The program provides scholarships of $6,000 for an exchange with one of our partners in a Commonwealth country. Placements last a minimum of three months. Exchange opportunities are developed first with the faculties and graduate programs, and placement availability is subject to the availability of opportunities with partners and program funding. All QE Scholars must participate in on-campus activities before and after the placement as a condition of the scholarship.

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Candidates for the QE Scholarship Program must:

    • Be registered in a graduate program.
    • Be 35 years of age or younger at time of their application.
    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Study or conduct research on a full-time basis at the partner institution.
    • Be in good standing and meet any requirements set by the student’s faculty.

    Application and selection

    The International Education office works directly with the faculties and graduate programs to develop exchange opportunities. If you have any questions about QE Scholarship research exchange opportunities for graduate students, contact International Education.

    Applications for the Summer term must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies via email at gradscholarship@uoit.ca by Monday, January 15. 

    Preparation

    Selected QE Scholars must go through several steps before the placement can begin. They must:

    • Sign the QE Scholarship agreement.
    • Prepare all requirements of travel, including passports, visas and travel arrangements.
    • Participate in a pre-departure orientation and prepare a pre-departure report.
    • Comply with International office and/or faculty pre-departure requirements, such as proof of health insurance, registration of travel, etc.
    • Participate in a debrief session upon return, and complete a Scholar Narrative Report.
  • QE Scholarship for undergraduate research - Software and Electrical Engineering

    One research placement is available in Singapore for Summer 2016.

    The QE Scholarship Program provides opportunities for upper-year undergraduates to gain an international experience as a part of their studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The program provides scholarships of up to $6,000 for an experiential learning placement with one of our partners in a Commonwealth country. Placements last a minimum of three months. As a condition of the scholarship, all QE Scholars must participate in on-campus activities before and after the placement.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Candidates for the QE Scholarship Program must:

    • Be entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies.
    • Be 35 years of age or younger at time of their application.
    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Work, study or conduct research on a full-time basis at the partner institution.
    • Be in good standing and meet GPA requirements set by FEAS: 3.3 GPA.

    PLACEMENTS

    A research placement in Pattern Recognition and/or Evolutionary Computation at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is open to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science students. Research activities include:

    • Conducting literature survey.
    • Designing, enhancing and analyzing the swarm and evolutionary algorithms.
    • Conducting experimental simulations and utilizing benchmark problems and performance metrics for their assessments.
    • Results analysis and comparison with state-of-the-art algorithms in the field.
    • Reporting new findings as conference or journal papers.

    APPLICATIONS

    Student interested in a QE Scholarship Program placement and scholarship must apply directly to the International Education. Email internationalexchange@uoit.ca with the subject line QES application. Applications will be forwarded to faculties for review. Applications for the Summer 2016 placement are due Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

    Applications must include: 

    • One- to two-page Statement of Interest, including how this experience fits within your educational and career goals.
    • Scanned copy of your transcripts, including current GPA.
    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resumé.

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DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

  • About DAAD

    The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or DAAD) in partnership with the German Alliance for Applied Sciences (HAWtech), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), provides opportunities for upper-year undergraduates form our university to gain international experience as a part of their university studies. The program provides scholarships of up to $1,600 for a 10-week experiential-learning placement with HAWtech and KIT.

    Eligibility

    Candidates for the HAWtech/DAAD program must:

    • Be entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate studies.
    • Be 35 years of age or younger at time of their application.
    • Be in good standing and meet GPA requirements set by FEAS: 3.3 GPA.

    Application

    Student interested in the HAWtech/DAAD program placement and scholarship must apply directly to the International Education office. Please email internationalexchange@uoit.ca with the subject line HAWtech/DAAD application. Applications will be forwarded to faculties for review. Applications for this Summer placement are due December 1 at 4 p.m.

    Applications must include:  

    • One- to two-page Statement of Interest, including how this experience fits within your educational and career goals.
    • Scanned copy of your transcripts, including current GPA.
    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resumé.

Mobility Program: UOIT-Politecnico di Torino

  • Guidelines for 2017-2018 Student Mobility ICCD Scholarship to Politecnico di Torino, Italy

    This scholarship provides funding for students to travel for research purposes to our partner institution in Italy, Politecnico di Torino (PdT). It aims to build further academic and research ties with PdT. This opportunity is made possible by contributions from the Italian Cultural Centre of Durham (ICCD).

    This program will provide:

    • Funds of up to $3,000 for graduate students to undertake a research visit at PdT, for a minimum of one month.
    • Funds of up to $3,000 for undergraduate students to undertake a research or internship placement through PdT, for a minimum of two months.  

    A maximum of four scholarships will be funded in each academic year.

  • Eligibility

    Eligible graduate students must meet these conditions:

    • Enrolled full-time in a research graduate program at the time of application and during the proposed exchange.
    • Must not have submitted their thesis for defence.
    • Must be in good academic standing.

    Eligible undergraduate students must meet these conditions:

    • Enrolled full-time.
    • Returning to full-time studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology for at least one semester after the placement.
    • Must be in good academic standing and meet any academic requirements set by the student’s faculty.
  • Application process

    The application package should be emailed to the International Education office. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 2 at 4 p.m.

    Required content for application package

    Graduate students

    • Letter of intent from the student that includes:
      • Proposed research program for collaboration with PdT.
      • Relevance of the visit to the graduate student’s degree and research program.
      • Relevance of the research visit to future research or career plans.
      • Proposed dates.
    • Letter of support from the student’s supervisor that includes:
      • Confirmation of relevance of the proposed research program at PdT to the student’s work.
      • Confirmation of any continuing funding for the student, currently and during the proposed travel times.
    • Letter of support from a counterpart academic at PdT willing to host the student and support the proposed research at PdT.
    • An unofficial copy of partial transcripts for the program, where available.

    Undergraduate students

    • Letter of intent from the student that includes:
      • Proposed subject area for the research or internship placement.
      • Relevance of the placement to the student’s degree program and future career plans.
      • Proposed dates.
    • Letter of recommendation from a University of Ontario Institute of Technology faculty member.  
    • An unofficial copy of partial transcripts for the program, where available. 

    Criteria for selection

    The Vice-President Research, Innovation and International will select a small committee to review applications. Successful graduate applications will demonstrate:

    • How the visit is relevant to the graduate student's research, including possibility of publication.
    • A strong probability of developing lasting research collaboration in a particular discipline, including future student mobility opportunities in both directions.
    • Development of research synergies that leverage each institution’s strengths.
    • Willingness to present to UOIT faculty and graduate students on the collaboration opportunities with PdT, upon return.

    Successful undergraduate applications will demonstrate:

    • Relevance of the placement to the student’s degree program and future career plans.
    • Potential for the placement to be an excellent learning experience.

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