Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing


Visiting Doctoral Students
Visiting Scholars
  • Overview

    As a world-class institution for nursing education, the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto frequently welcomes a variety of visitors. Whether your visit includes a tour of its state-of-the-art simulation lab, teaching facilities, community partner, academic network of teaching hospitals, or a coordinated meeting with faculty, administrators, nursing and health leaders, International Affairs strategically coordinates your visit to achieve your specific goals and objectives.  To propose a visit, please contact us with an outline of the goals and objectives of your visit.

  • International Visiting Doctoral Students

    We welcome visits from international doctoral students who are registered full-time in recognized PhD programs in Nursing at non-Canadian universities. Potential students should have completed most of their program requirements, including data collection. Visiting students may spend up to one year under the supervision of one of our professors, working on individually tailored learning objectives.

    International Affairs and the PhD Coordinator will work to ensure that visits are carefully planned and arranged to facilitate specialized training, learning opportunities and collaboration. Objectives and a study plan for visits must be included in the student’s request along with a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Application Form. The study plan and objectives will be further developed in discussion with the supervisor at the home university, and the host supervisor at Bloomberg Nursing once the student has been accepted.


    Faculty researchers at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing have expertise in a range of research methods and specialties and interested students are encouraged to visit and review the profiles of professor, associate professor and assistant professors.

    The PhD Coordinator will provide assistance in determining potential supervisors.

    Application and Fees

    The University of Toronto requirements and details of the application process are found in the International Visiting Graduate Student Study Abroad Program page. Visiting students do not pay tuition fees, but the School of Graduate Studies charges administrative and incidental fees. An administrative fee is also charged by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. No funding or internal scholarships are available for visiting doctoral students. Please also note that space for visiting students is limited.

    Planning your visit

    International Affairs can assist students in obtaining the required letter of invitation for study permit purposes and be a resource before and during their learning experience at the faculty.

    What You Can Expect as a Visiting Doctoral Student

    • Access to audit courses, with the supervisor’s approval
    • Access to the University of Toronto’s virtual and physical library collection (included in SGS fee)
    • Study/work space within the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    • Internet (including wireless) access
    • Student services at the University of Toronto such as health, equity, campus security and international student services, as well as recreation and health facilities at the Athletic Centre and Hart House (included in SGS fee)
    • English language skills acquisition through School of Continuing Studies English Language Academic Preparation Course (additional fees may apply)

    Expectations and requirements

    For more information please contact us.

  • Visiting Scholars

    Academics and graduate students from around the world take the opportunity to visit Bloomberg Nursing as well as clinical partners that constitute the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and community health partners.  Duration of visits may vary according to the objectives of your visit and may include a tour of the state-of-the-art simulation lab or another aspect of our world-class facility of interest, meeting with faculty and various observational opportunities.

    To inquire about the possibility of scheduling a visit to Bloomberg Nursing, please indicate the nature and purpose of your visit by email.

  • Delegations

    International Affairs frequently welcomes visiting delegations from prospective and existing collaborating institutions and organizations. Visits are coordinated to include meetings with faculty, directors and administrators from across the University and world renowned teaching hospitals to initiate potential collaborations.

    To initiate a delegation visit please contact us with a description of the nature and purpose of your proposed visit.

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