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Visiting Scholars

Ontario Visiting Graduate Students: The Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Agreement (OVGS) permits a registered student in good academic standing to take limited number of degree program course requirements at an Ontario university without completing further admission formalities. To be admitted to another Ontario university under this plan, a graduate student must:

Once approved by the home university, the form will be forwarded to the host unviersity for approval. The process is not complete until both the home and host universities have approved the course enrolment indicated on the application.

International graduate students: The requirements vary depending upon the length of stay. There may be a fee involved. For information, please refer to the International Visting Graduate Student Study Abroad Program, which is administered by the School of Graduate Studies.

Visiting Scholars: We generally define a visiting scholar as an individual with a PhD who is an expert in a given area that dovetails with the interests of a department member and who plans to conduct research during their stay at our department. The interests of Visiting Scholars must mesh with those of members of the Department of Linguistics. The focus of research in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto is in three major areas:

To become a visiting scholar:

1) Please submit a letter/email outlining your research interests and plans, particular faculty members with whom you would be interested in working, the dates of your proposed visit, and an up-to-date curriculum vitae to

2) If the request is approved at the department level, the department must then seek approval of the Dean following the guidelines in the University of Toronto's Academic Administrative Procedures Manual under "Status Only, Adjunct and Visiting Professors."

Requests should be submitted well ahead of the proposed visit as the approval process is lengthy.


We ask those who have been accepted as visting scholars to complete the Visiting Scholar/Student Registration Form upon their arrival in the department.