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Research Abroad

Participating in research abroad is an excellent way to take your learning out of the classroom while also gaining international experience. There are a number of ways you can participate in research abroad while at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Depending on your program you may have the opportunity to participate in structured research exchange internationally. Examples include:

Other opportunities include faculty-led research initiatives abroad that incorporate students into their projects. Examples of past and current projects include:

Many Toronto Metropolitan University students also attend international conferences, whether to present their own work or network with others in their field. While finding and organizing attendance to conferences is generally the responsibility of the student, some programs organize group trips if multiple students are interested in attending. 

Available to all undergraduate and graduate students at Toronto Metropolitan University, our office coordinates the Ontario Universities International (OUI) program. OUI offers supervised research opportunities in Germany, France, India and China. To apply students must identify faculty supervisors (at Toronto Metropolitan University and their host institution), and propose a particular research project related to their academic area of study. For more information see our page on Summer Programs.

For funding opportunities check out TMU Global’s funding programs (external link) , as well as the Student Research page on the Office of the Vice-President for Research & Innovation's website.

All students conducting research internationally should be sure to consult with research ethics at Toronto Metropolitan University in order to ensure adherence with all necessary policies and procedures. Please note, all research conducted by students at Toronto Metropolitan University should get ethics clearance before leaving the country for their research.

Attention should be placed on local, regional or institutional ethical guidelines that exist in country or on site. 

The Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics team can be reached at: