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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Independent research includes observing research techniques, use of library resources, meeting with other researchers and professors on campus to discuss shared or
* 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 ( email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include the VRO Fee Authorization form if you are paying the $200.00 administration fee on behalf of the VRO student. Please note however, supervisors are not permitted to use speed codes that draw from external funds (e.g. tri-council grants) to pay for administrative fees.
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.
Visiting GRADUATE Students (VGS) will be term-activated upon arrival to campus. They must immediately present themselves in-person to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) to confirm their arrival and provide their Visitor Record or proof of date of entry information (entry stamp in the passport and/or boarding pass).Visiting UNDERGRADUATE Students (VUGS) will be term-activiated based on the anticipated arrival date. The Registrar's Office may contact the host supervisor about one month into the term to confirm that your VUGS has arrived.
Self-Funded Academic Researchers are welcome to access the services offered by the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) at Western International.