Science Abroad

Program overview

Offered in China or Switzerland, this exciting program allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas.  Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature.  Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.

Information session

A detailed information session for the Science Abroad program will be held on the UofT St. George campus in January. This session provides an excellent opportunity to hear from the instructor and previous participants, see photos, and ask any questions that you may have.

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Woodsworth College Residence, in Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor Street West (SE corner of St. George and Bloor)

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Program details

Science Abroad allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas.  Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature.  Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations, while also earning course credit that will count towards their degree requirements.


Human Biology in China

Physics in Switzerland

Costs

Payment Deadlines

The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:
• Application fee: due February 3, 2020
• Non-Refundable Deposit of $1000: due one week after admission notification
• All remaining fees: due April 1, 2020

Cost of Science Abroad

China: Shandong Switzerland China: Taiwan Details
Application Fee $200 $200 $200 Paid at time of application
Course Fee
Domestic Students $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 Includes $1,000 deposit
International Students $2,655 $2,655 $2,655 Includes $1,000 deposit
U of T Incidental Fees $180 $180 $180 Estimate based on 2019 part-time summer fees
Lab Course Fee $1,100 Estimate – paid to U of T
Airfare $1,476 Paid for by ATLAS group $1,733 Estimate – cost will depend on departure location and purchase date
Accommodation $600 Paid for by ATLAS group $380 Estimate – paid on site
Meals $420 $2,800 $750 Estimate – paid on site for purchased and self-prepared meals
Visa $145 Estimate
Medical Travel Insurance variable variable variable Students must provide proof of medical travel insurance
Miscellaneous Expenses variable variable variable All students should budget for miscellaneous expense (e.g. travel, gifts, etc.)
Approximate TOTAL Program Cost
Domestic Students $4,521 $4,680 $7,843 This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance
International Students $5,676 $5,835 $6,998 This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance

Financial Assistance

The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For additional awards and further details please see the Financial Aid section of the Summer Abroad website.

• Summer Abroad Bursary (six awards at $1000 each)