"I was a DAAD scholar and worked in Dr. Hans-Dieter Arndt’s research group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology .

"I worked alongside my PhD student, Patrick, synthesizing building blocks on a multigram scale. I was surprised at how relaxed the environment was and that few students actually worked on weekends. Another interesting fact was that the Chemical Biology department, where I worked, had a fridge stacked with beer for its students!

"My entire stay in Germany was funded by DAAD, through their RISE program. The stipend was enough to pay for rent and food but if you want to get more out of your stay in Germany, I would advise you to save some money before hand. The DAAD also organized a conference in Heidelberg where I met scholars  from the US, Canada and UK. They also provided us with a tour of the city and a great banquet with beer and German songs. It was a great experience, and it allowed me to meet students from a variety of backgrounds with different stories about their experience in Germany."

- Rida Mourtada
(pictured on the right with Taehun Kim)

Other Research Opportunities

Summer Abroad Programs

Woodsworth College offers Summer Abroad Programs in the Sciences, which are designed to give undergraduate students an exciting international experience that fosters an awareness and appreciation for the people, cultures, and social economic systems of the host country.For more information, please go to www.summerabroad.utoronto.ca

Other Opportunities

Similarly, there are other research opportunities that are open to undergraduate students from other institutions like those described below. These are run directly by these institutions or organizations. Applications are sent directly to them, so please click on the web links in the sections below for information about the application process.

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)  

TRIUMF Summer Research Awards

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) in cooperation with science organizations in North America and Germany, is offering summer internships in Germany for Canadian and US undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sicences and engineering under the RISE program.  RISE fellows who are successfully admitted in this program work directly with PhD students in research groups of top German universities and institutions and can expect to gain serious hands-on research experience.

For information about the application guidelines and deadline, please go to https://www.daad.de/rise/en/rise-germany/


TRIUMF is Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Our 500 MeV cyclotron and smaller isotope production cyclotrons support a diverse program of world class research in particle physics, nuclear physics and chemistry, condensed matter and materials research, and life sciences. In addition, TRIUMF acts as an infrastructure lab for international collaborations in subatomic physics at European laboratories such as CERN and DESY, American laboratories such as Brookhaven, Stanford, and Jlab, the Japanese Lab KEK, and other laboratories around the world.

TRIUMF has a policy to give Canadian undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the excitement of research at a National Laboratory such as TRIUMF. In part to fulfill this policy we sponsor a scholarship every year to bring one student from each of the 5 regions of Canada to TRIUMF.


For details on how to apply and deadline for these awards please go to http://www.triumf.ca/studentaward
and visit the TRIUMF web site at   http://www.triumf.ca