International Experience

CSB397Y0Y, Research Abroad in Cell and Systems Biology

The Department of Cell and Systems Biology, in collaboration with the Centre for International Experience (CIE) and U of T’s partner institutions abroad, offer an independent research course for CSB students.  This course is intended for students who have completed their 3rd year of study by the time they take the course.  However, some 2nd and 4th year students have also been accepted.  CSB397Y0 allows you to gain international research experience while you complete a U of T credit towards your degree.

Summer 2020

Click here for information about the course.


There will be an Orientation Session on 30 October 2019 from 3-4 p.m. in RW432.

If you wish to apply, you must do so on-line  through CIE at  The application form will be available in the Fall.  The deadline to apply is 3 December 2019.

There are a number of partner institutions where we have sent our students.  They are City University of Hong Kong (CityU), National University of Singapore (NUS), the University of Konstanz (Germany), RIKEN Institute (Japan), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Strathclyde University (Scotland) and Tel Aviv University (Israel).

We will consider sending students to other CIE partner institutions on a case by case basis.