Visiting student researchers

Visiting Student Researcher

A Visiting Student Researcher is a Canadian or international student conducting research on a full-time basis at the University of Ottawa, under the supervision of a University of Ottawa faculty member.



Intend to come to the University of Ottawa for the purpose of conducting research on a full-time basis, on a project that is academically relevant and align with the academic program at their home university.


Advantages of enrolling as a Visiting Student Researcher

Depending on the student’s academic level at his/her home institution, a visiting student researchers will be registered in RCH3000 (Undergraduate) or RCH7000 (Graduate). These non-credit, non-tuition bearing course codes denote full-time studies in academic research.

A Visiting Student Researcher will have access to:

  1. The University of Ottawa Library and email services,
  2. Mandatory enrolment in the University Health Insurance Program (UHIP) for international students only (Fees: $51 a month), and
  3. Other services and facilities (athletic facilities and transcripts), as available.


For more information on the visiting student researcher status or to register:

Office of Undergraduate Research 
Tabaret Hall, Room N108 and N114 (temporary)
Tel: 613-562-5726 or 613-562-5800 ext. 7846


Information for Visiting Student Researchers from Abroad

International Visiting Student Researchers are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary travel documentation to conduct full-time studies in academic research at the University of Ottawa.  For the most up-to-date information on the required travel documentation, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.


For questions, please contact:

Jada Watson, Ph.D., M.I.S. 
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

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