How to Apply

Whether you are applying for the ORA Exchange Program, the Summer Research Program, or the Summer Language Program, your application must be submitted to the International Office of your home university in Ontario. Please note that each International Office sets their own university-specific application deadlines. You should check your university’s website for those dates.

That office will decide which applicant it wishes to nominate for participation in the specific program in question. Those applications will then be forwarded to the ORA Program Office in Toronto, which will determine the final list of participants. The ORA Office cannot accept applications directly from students.

Each of the three ORA programs has its own specific ORA application form and requirements for supporting documentation. Please make sure that your application uses the correct form(s) and includes all the required additional material. We require a transcript, and, depending on which program you are applying to, you may need to arrange for letters of recommendation from your professors, so we recommend that you start early on the process. You will also need to do some careful research on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes universities in order to write a convincing application.

You must also check what further application materials may be required by your home university’s International Office.

ORA Exchange Program

Please submit the following documents to the International Office of your home University:

Summer Research Program (SRP)

Please submit the following documents to the International Office of your home University:

  • Completed York University Students Application Form or Ontario Students Application Form Summer Research Program
  • Letter of nomination from a professor in your home academic program outlining the relevance of your proposed project to your program of study, the reasons for nominating you, and if applicable, the kind of credit you are likely to receive for work done as part of the SRP.
  • Letter (or print-out of an e-mail) from the mentor professor in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes stating that she/he is willing to host you. This letter should indicate the precise duration of the research program, the activities in which you will be engaged and the stipend that you will be paid.
  • Copies of academic transcripts of all post-secondary institutions you have attended.
Summer Language Program (SLP)

Please submit the following document(s) to the International Office of your Home University: