All of the following criteria must be met in order to proceed.
If all criteria are NOT met, or should you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
Note: Independent research includes observing research techniques, use of library resources, meeting with other researchers and professors on campus to discuss shared or complimentary research issues and topics, planning of a research project, or use of Western's research equipment/materials for personal use or training.Any participation in an ongoing research project at Western University is incidental to the primary purpose of the visit (independent research for the student's thesis back home).
* If you wish to provide a stipend, remuneration, or any form of compensation (e.g. accommodation/residence, travel expense) to the VRO student, please contact Western International ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to assess whether another immigration category may be suitable for your VRO student.
The student must complete and sign the VRO Plan Form, and return it to the host supervisor along with their home institution letter (please see page 1 of the form for the information needed in the home institution letter).
VUGS (Research Only) Plan Form for Visiting Undergraduate Students (VUGS)
VGS (Research Only) Plan Form for Visiting Graduate Students (VGS)
Email completed and signed documents to email@example.com. Be sure to include the VRO Fee Authorization form if you are paying the $200.00 administration fee on behalf of the VRO student. Otherwise, it will be billed to the VRO student's Student Centre account.
Western International will assess the application and process fees in cooperation with the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will provide the student with a Visiting Research Student Registration Information form by email. You will be cc'd!
Western International will advise if revisions are required or if you may proceed to forward the invitation letter to the VRO student.