Visitors

Osgoode hosts visitors from across Canada and around the world, as we invite leading scholars and outstanding early-career researchers to collaborate with our faculty members, engage with our students, participate in our vibrant academic community, and enhance academic life at Osgoode. Visitors have access to the Osgoode Law Library, as well as scholarly talks and lectures.

Become a Visitor

This page lays out eligibility requirements, funding information and other details, as well as contact and application information.

Candidates must email Erika Robinson at adr@osgoode.yorku.ca to request an application form. Please include your CV, specify your anticipated visit dates, and the faculty member who has invited you.

Invited Visiting Faculty

Post-Doctoral Visitors and Fellows

International Visiting Research Trainees (IVRT)

Eligibility

Researchers who hold the rank of full-time professor at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Researchers who have completed advanced academic or professional work beyond a doctor’s degree, and do not hold the position of full-time professor.

Researchers enrolled in a program of study at their home institution and not enrolled in courses at York University.

Duration

1 to 12 months

1 to 12 months

1 to 12 months

Application Process

Candidates must email Erika Robinson at adr@osgoode.yorku.ca to request an application form. Please include your CV, specify your anticipated visit dates, and your confirmed faculty supervisor.

Osgoode faculty sponsor required. Must be invited by an Osgoode Faculty member.

Osgoode faculty sponsor required. Must be invited by an Osgoode Faculty member.

Learn more at York University’s Post-Doctoral Fellows website.

Osgoode faculty sponsor required. Must be invited by an Osgoode Faculty member.

Learn more at York International’s IVRT website.

Funding

None provided; visitors must secure their own funding.

Post-Doctoral Visitors
Must be funded by an Osgoode faculty member.

Post-Doctoral Fellows
Must secure external funding.

None provided; visitors must secure their own funding.

Additional Requirements for Visitors in All Programs

Deadlines

For visits during the Fall (September to December) or Winter (January to April) academic term, we must receive your application on or before February 28th. For visits during the Summer (May to August) academic term, the deadline is October 31st. Please note that if you require a work permit (for visits over 120 days), it can take up to 6-9 months for your work permit to be issued. Keep this is mind when you are applying, as you may need to be flexible in your visit dates.

We may be able to offer some flexibility in these timelines if an applicant faces extenuating circumstances or in cases where an early application is necessary to meet the requirements of a prospective funder. In general, please allow approximately eight weeks for a response.

Applications will be reviewed following the relevant application deadlines. Applicants will be notified approximately 2-4 weeks after the deadline.

Fees

$130 administrative fee applies to all accepted applications.

Mandatory UHIP Enrollment – see details.

Work Permit or visa-related fees are at the responsibility of the visitor.
Note: Osgoode cannot provide advice on immigration matters. Please reach out to your local Canadian Visa office or York International for information.

Language Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency if their first language is not English and they have not completed at least three years of full-time study in English. To be considered, applicants must achieve one of the following:

A total score of at least 93 on a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum of 22 for Writing and 22 for Speaking.

A result of 7.0 in the academic test format of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). 

Research Ethics

All research must adhere to York University’s Research Ethics standards and are subject to review and approval.

Contact

Erika Robinson
Office of the Associate Dean, Research & Institutional Relations
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3
adr@osgoode.yorku.ca
(416) 736-5771