Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

Students pursuing the Master of Food Science (MFS) and the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada now have the opportunity to carry out their internship at other universities in the University Consortium. The internship is mandatory to said graduate programs.

Annually, UBC may provide scholarships to four professional master’s students to enable them to undertake research-based internship at any university that is a member of the University Consortium (UC). This could involve up to four UC member universities or less, if more than one student chooses to undertake the internship at the same university.

UBC will support MFS or MFRE students to undertake their internship under the Consortium arrangement to give them the opportunity to access the relative strengths of other UC member universities such as different expertise, laboratory facilities and equipment, and data set, which are not available at UBC. It also provides the students exposure to different cultures and experience living overseas.

A faculty supervisor will be provided by the host university to each UBC intern for the duration of the internship. The supervisor’s expertise is either in food science or agricultural/food/resource economics, depending on the degree program of the UBC intern. The UBC students are expected to finance their internship projects.

Depending on the UBC intern’s project, the period of internship will be three months or less, from early May until mid-August. (Source: UC Consortium Report of the University of British Columbia)

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