Mobility Opportunities

The following provides details of education and research mobility programs and agreements within the Worldwide Universities Network.  Please note that the data below is not comprehensive and is based on reports collected submitted by WUN Coordinators.

Summary (noncomprehensive) of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Mobility Opportunities within WUN

Africa
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
UCT Postdoc Outgoing Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – for those within 5 years of PhD
UCT Staff Outgoing Short research courses and short visit grants Supports staff to make short research visits or to attend short research courses abroad (up to 2 months) to enhance their research productivity.
UCT Staff Outgoing UCT Conference Travel Grants Allows staff to present the results of recent research to a suitable audience at an international conference or meeting.
UCT PG Outgoing UCT Conference Travel Grants Provides an opportunity for doctoral and master’s applicants to apply for a grant to present a paper or a talk at a conference.
Asia
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
CUHK UG Incoming Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 80 overseas UG research attachments
CUHK PGR Both Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence PhD students to undertake short-term research visits to/from a group of universities (including WUN members)
Australia / New Zealand
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
Auckland UG Incoming Auckland Summer Research Scholarships Allows potential PG students to experience research projects; 10 weeks over the summer months
Auckland UG/PG (non-Doc) Incoming Auckland Northern Hemisphere Summer Research Scholarships Allows potential UG & PG students to experience international research projects from selected partenrs
Auckland UG/PG Outgoing Student Network Programmes and Travel Grants Limited travel grants to support student attendance at selected student network events (mostly U21/APRU Undergrad programmes)
Auckland Staff Outgoing International Central Networks and Partnerships Grant Two application rounds (March/Sept) for academic & professional staff to visit any network (WUN/U21/APRU) and/or strategic partner
Sydney Staff Outgoing Flexible Initiatives Fund For Sydney researchers to support WUN RDF applications
Sydney PG Outgoing University of Sydney Travelling Scholarships 2 years’ duration; stipend and travel funding for research in any field approved by Academic Board
Sydney PG Outgoing University of Sydney Grants in Aid (GIA) Grants-in-aid are available to provide students with travel grants to support short-term periods of research overseas. 2 weeks’ to 6 months’ duration.
Europe
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
Bergen PG Incoming Summer Research School 2 weeks’ duration in June; 6 disciplinary courses; in 2017, focus on Migration, the Role of Higher Education, Global Health, Water Management, Poverty, and the Impact Language has on Global Challenges
Bergen Staff Incoming SPIRE Visiting Researcher Scheme Strategic Programme for International Research and Education (SPIRE) supports Bergen’s Internationalisation Strategy
North America
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
Alberta UG/PG Incoming UAlberta Research Experience (UARE) Allows senior UG and PG students from designated partner universities (including some but not all WUN) to conduct research at Alberta under the supervision of a faculty member; Winter programme: January through March.
Alberta UG/PG Outgoing Mitacs Globalink Research Award Supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries (Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Tunisia); UG and PG in all disciplines.
United Kingdom
WUN InstitutionUG/PG Students or StaffIncoming or OutgoingMobility SchemeDetails
Bristol PG/Staff Outgoing Research Mobility Programme 2 deadlines per annum for Staff and PGs to work with hosts in any WUN partner.
Bristol PG Outgoing Postgraduate Student Internships at IOM Projects designed by students and approved by International Organisation for Migration (IOM); 4-8 weeks’ duration.
Bristol Staff Incoming IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships Senior academics come to collaborate with Bristol host academic and enrich research culture of the University
Leeds PG Outgoing Research Mobility Programme November and March deadlines; not restricted to visits to WUN members.
Sheffield PG/Staff Outgoing Research Mobility Programme 2 weeks to 3 months for Staff and PGs to work with hosts in any WUN partner.
Southampton PG/Staff Outgoing Research Mobility Programme Doctoral candidates and early career researchers.
Southampton Staff Both Global Partnerships Awards Seed funding for Research and Education; projects of up to 12 months’ duration.
Southampton Staff Incoming Diamond Jubilee Visiting Fellows 3-year fellowships for middle career researchers from partner universities.
York PG/Staff Outgoing Research Mobility Programme One round per annum for Staff and PGs to work with hosts in any WUN partner.
York UG Outgoing Vallence International Connections Award Overseas Scholarship to Non-English speaking countries; applicants to demonstrate financial need.

Case studies

Undergraduate Exchange Partnerships

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Alberta   1 1   1   1 1   1 1         1   1 1   1   1
Auckland 1   1   1 1 1 1     1     1   1 1 1          
Bergen 1 1     1 1 1 1 1         1   1 1 1 1   1 1  
Bristol         1                   1     1     1    
CUHK 1 1 1 1   1   1 1   1   1   1 1 1 1   1 1 1 1
Dublin   1 1   1       1   1     1       1     1   1
Ghana 1 1 1             1                          
Leeds 1 1 1   1       1 1         1     1 1 1 1   1
Maastricht     1   1 1   1   1 1     1   1   1     1 1  
Minas Gerais 1           1 1 1   1           1            
Monterrey 1 1     1 1     1 1         1 1   1   1      
Nairobi                                              
NCKU         1                                   1
Renmin   1 1     1     1                 1     1 1  
Rochester       1 1     1     1             1     1 1  
Sheffield 1 1 1   1       1   1             1     1    
Southampton   1 1   1         1               1     1    
Sydney 1 1 1 1 1 1   1 1   1     1 1 1 1         1 1
UCT 1   1         1                       1      
UMass       1     1     1               1      
UWA 1   1 1 1 1   1 1         1 1 1 1         1 1
York     1   1       1         1 1     1     1    
Zhejiang 1       1 1   1         1         1     1    

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WUN Summer School Opportunities

MembersInternational Summer School
(course-taking programme)
Summer UG Research Programme
1 Alberta International Summer Program University of Alberta Research Experience
2 Auckland Summer Research Scholarships
3 Bergen Summer Research School 
4 Bristol Destination Vet / Biomedical Sciences Lab Overseas Summer Placements
Bristol Interns in China (Shenzen)
5 CUHK International Summer School (July & August) Summer Undergraduate Research Programme
6 Dublin International Summer School (3 weeks in June)
7 Ghana
8 Leeds Leeds International Summer School
9 Maastricht Maastricht Summer School Amgen Scholars Programme (one of 5 hosts in EU + Japan)
10 Minas Gerais Summer School on Brazillian Studies 15 - 29 July 
11 Monterrey Summer School
12 Nairobi
13 NCKU International Summer School
14 Renmin RUC International Summer School
15 Rochester "Summer Sessions" are available to International Students but don't seem to be specifically offered to them Summer Research/Internships
16 Sheffield International Summer School Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)
17 Southampton International Summer School
18 Sydney Short-term Study Abroad Programs Some depts (Maths, Medicine) offer Summer Research Scholarships
19 UCT Summer School 5 places available annually
20 UMass Some depts offer Summer Research opportunities (Political Science, Engineering, 
21 UWA UWA International Research Training Program
22 York Short courses for students from partner universities Physics has summer research placements
23 Zhejiang International Summer School

Institutional Schemes

The resources that WUN partners make available to support MP vary from institution to institution. Some make modest awards to help with travel and subsistence during the visit, while others integrate graduate mobility into international research development funds.

Further information may be obtained by contacting WUN institutional coordinators listed on our member pages or read the following specific pages: