IVRT Program

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International Visiting Research Trainees (IVRT) visit the Law School to work on their research, collaborate with Osgoode faculty members, and contribute to the research and academic life at Osgoode, while enrolled in a program of study at their home institution.


  • IVRTs are registered as degree-seeking students at their home university and are not registered or enrolled in courses at York University
  • The applicant should demonstrate oral and written English proficiency (if applicable, see below)


These visits can range from 1 to 12 months.

Recruitment Process

Recruitment of IVRTs are done through individual faculty members who have opportunities available. Should you receive an invitation letter from a faculty member, please apply to the IVRT Program through York International – Guidelines are available on the York International IVRT website.

Language Proficiency

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required for applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed at least three years of full-time study at a post-secondary institution or in a country where English is the official language of instruction.

To be considered, applicants must possess a Total Score not less than 93, with a minimum of 22 for Writing and 22 for Speaking. Alternatively, Osgoode will also accept test results of the academic test format offered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS results should be no less than 7.0 in the academic format.