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COVID-19: IAO measures

 

Update: June 1, 2020

To follow the measures taken by Université de Montréal and the decisions concerning stays abroad: infocovid19.umontreal.ca.

Université de Montréal has been closely following the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic during the past several weeks as well as its bearing on international education.

Due to the uncertainties of the ongoing health crisis, Université de Montréal has made the very difficult decision to cancel all inbound and outbound mobility for the fall term 2020 (September to December). This measure applies to all student exchanges, research stays, internships, and international activities supported by the IAO funding program. The decision concerns students who were expected to take part in a UdeM mobility program as well as UdeM students who were expected to carry out a mobility project outside Canada. Given the current global context, UdeM unfortunately cannot ensure the health and safety of its student body through out the world. Furthermore, the feasibility of international travel (entry restrictions, border closures in certain countries) remains to this day, uncertain.

Outgoing students

UdeM students who have not yet left the country must cancel all research stays abroad taking place by the beginning of the winter semester 2021.

Resources to be consulted for specific instructions regarding the cancellation of stays: 

  • Students should first consult the Université de Montréal's FAQ. If they do not find an answer to their questions, they can write to maisonintl@sae.umontreal.ca. Please allow time for a reply.
  • For any academic questions, students should contact their program director. 
  • Students participating in group research stays should contact their supervising professor.


Globalink Research Award program
 
Since the global health context remains full of uncertainties, Globalink research stays abroad will only be possible:

  1. If the student's supervisor and host environment accept it. The supervisor must send an email confirmation to Anaïs Détolle, copied to Judith Beaulieu.
  2. If the sanitary and migratory conditions allow it.

Students can also contact Anaïs Détolle in order to determine if their award can be deferred.

 

Mobility Grants competitions
The 2020 Summer Mobility Grants competitions are cancelled, regardless of destination. Fall 2020 competitions will only be open for stays in Canada.

 

Incoming Students

Student exchanges at Université de Montréal
If students have already received a notice of admission or if their application is still pending on the Student Centre, their file for fall 2020 will be closed. Their notice of admission is therefore no longer valid.

Students may communicate with the international office of their home university in order to have all the information concerning the possible postponement of their stay.

Globalink Research Award program 
Since the global health context remains full of uncertainties, Globalink research stays at Université de Montréal will only be possible:

  1. If the student's supervisor and host environment accept it. The supervisor must send an email confirmation to Anaïs Détolle, copied to Judith Beaulieu.
  2. If the sanitary and migratory conditions allow it.

Students can also contact Anaïs Détolle in order to determine if their award can be deferred.



Update: March 20, 2020

To follow the measures taken by the Université de Montréal and the decisions concerning stays abroad: urgence.umontreal.ca.

For several weeks now, the University's management has been closely following the evolution of the global coronavirus pandemic. In light of the latest developments and in accordance with the message sent by Rector Guy Breton on March 12, the following measures are being taken by the IAO. 

 

Outgoing students

UdeM students who have not yet left the country must cancel all research stays abroad taking place between March 12, 2020 and the beginning of the fall semester 2020.

Resources to be consulted for specific instructions regarding the cancellation of stays: 

  • Students who have applied for a mobility grant for an individual stay or for an exchange programme should first consult the Université de Montréal's FAQ. If they do not find an answer to their questions, they can write to maisonintl@sae.umontreal.ca. Please allow time for a reply.

  • For any academic questions, students should contact their program director.

  • Students participating in group research stays should contact their supervising professor.

  • Outgoing Mitacs students: The scholarship may be used up to one year after the date of the notice of award. To extend the dates of stay, contact Isabelle Lessard, Grant Management Specialist at Mitacs. 

The 2020 Summer Mobility Grants competitions are cancelled, regardless of destination. 

The Université de Montréal makes Groupe Voyage VP Travel agency available to students currently abroad who wish to return to Canada, to accompany them in their return trip. The agency can be reached by email info@vptravel.ca or by phone 514 939-9999 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The fares offered will be the best fares based on availability in Economy class. A service charge of $55 + taxes will be required, as well as a copy of both sides of a credit card to proceed with payment by email. 

 

Incoming Students

The Université de Montréal is suspending the reception of international students until the fall of 2020. It is asking international students who have planned a research stay at the Université de Montréal by August 31, 2020, to make arrangements to defer it until later.

The Québec government is asking all persons arriving from abroad, regardless of country, to place themselves in isolation for a period of 14 days.

The Université de Montréal provides international students who wish to return to their country with the Groupe Voyage VP agency to accompany them in their return process. The agency can be reached by email info@vptravel.ca or by phone 514 939-9999 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The fares offered will be the best fares based on availability in Economy class. A service charge of $55 CAD + taxes will be required, as well as a copy of both sides of a credit card to proceed with payment by email.