UAE (Crown Prince Court)

This program is only for pre-approved UAE students. 

Summer 2022 brochure:  PDF icon McGill - UAE Program information

Come for a summer research experience at McGill University in Montreal, Canada!

Program Dates: May 30th - July 29th, 2022

Are you an upper-level undergraduate student from the UAE? Are you interested in pursuing cutting-edge research at one of the world’s top 100 universities?

A generous agreement between the Crown Prince Court (UAE) and McGill University will support a limited number of UAE students each summer with CAD $10,000. Awardees will be supervised by McGill professors for a 9-week summer research project. There are no tuition fees.

Placement as a research trainee at McGill can be a stepping stone on the path to your research career – particularly if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies at McGill. Experience life at McGill and network with potential supervisors, faculty, students, and staff!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must have excellent grades.
  • You must be recommended by your home university.
  • Students are required to have a minimum CGPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application form (see APPLY to SURE for link)
  • Contact a potential supervisor(s) by email to discuss your interest in the research. The following documents should be attached to your email.
    • Official transcripts of university studies (scan accepted for initial application; be ready to provide original official transcripts if you are selected)
    • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé)

Participating departments and schools:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining & Materials Engineering
  • School of Architecture

Apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) program:

  • Look up the available projects on the SURE website and contact the potential supervisor(s) to discuss your interest in the research, and the anticipated research tasks and deliverables for the project.
    • Projects will be posted the week of January 31st, 2022 and the required online application form will be available from: February 2nd, 2022 to February 16th, 2022
  • If you are interested in applying to any of these projects; please complete the Online Student Application Form.
    • Please use a new application form for each project.
    • You may submit a maximum of 3 online applications.
    • If you qualify for more than one project, it is assumed that you wish to work on all projects equally and thus may be placed in a project at random.
    • Please pay special attention to the minimum academic level that may be required for some projects.
  • Applications/transcripts/resumés will be sent to the supervisors. They will reach out to candidates to discuss eligibility.
  • Professors will indicate their choices and official offer letters will be sent out the week of March 7th, 2022.
  • You may send inquiries to: [at] (SURE).

If you are successful:

  • Touch base with your professor stating that you have been selected to work in their lab and what are the next steps.
  • You may arrange to stay either in McGill student residences, or off-campus in private accommodations.
  • Your McGill supervisor’s department or faculty offices will provide information to help you apply for Canadian immigration requirements and to register you as an Undergraduate Research Trainee (UGRT) at McGill.
  • The McGill Engineering Student Centre will also arrange for an award payment of $10,000 (Canadian dollars) once the research project has been completed.
  • You are responsible to arrange your transportation, accommodations, and all necessary insurance.
  • Start your 9-week research traineeship!

Additional information for UAE program administrators:

  • The information above is intended for UAE students, as well as administrators.
  • UAE universities should review student applications, and nominate only strong candidates. This review process should assure student success, and help with Canadian immigration processes.
  • The UAE-McGill agreement provides funding for 5 trainees in Engineering:
    • McGill does not guarantee to place nominees.
    • For example, a top-ranked UAE student may be interested in the same professor as many other non-UAE students also applying at the same time.
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