Post-Doctoral Visitors and Fellows Program

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Post-Doctoral Visitors and Fellows visit the Law School to work on their research, or collaborate with Osgoode faculty members, and contribute to the research and academic life at Osgoode. These visits are not normally longer than one academic term.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visitors are individuals who have completed advanced academic or professional work beyond a doctor’s degree
  • The applicant should demonstrate oral and written English proficiency
  • Funding must be secured either through external agencies (Fellow) or funded by Osgoode Faculty (Visitor)


These visits can range from 1 to 12 months.

Recruitment Process

Recruitment of Post-Doctoral Visitors or Fellows is done through individual faculty members who have opportunities available. For more information, please visit York Universities Post-Doctoral Fellows 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.