What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is a program created by the European Union (EU) to promote education, training, youth and sport in Europe. In addition to other objectives, the program aims to promote cooperation with partner countries, such as Canada.

The University of Ottawa has been selected by a number of our European partners to participate in Erasmus+ (through Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals for Higher Education and Training), giving uOttawa students, staff and professors the possibility to receive funding for mobility stays at these select partners.

The EU funding is aimed at covering travel costs as well as costs incurred during the stay, and it varies in relation to the length of the stay, the host country, and the distance between Canada and the host country, among other factors.

To learn more about Erasmus+ funding for the mobility of individuals, visit the EU’s website here.

Please note: Eligibility criteria vary according to the partner and agreement concerned; please consult the list of open calls below to view whether you are eligible for any opportunities.

Support staff

Members of uOttawa support staff have the opportunity to complete staff mobility stays for training. These training opportunities are open to teaching or support staff members working in education,who hold administrative functions. This form of mobility can consist of job shadowing, observation periods, exchange of best practices, or specific training courses abroad at the specific partner institution

The duration of the mobility stay depends on the terms of the agreement signed between uOttawa and the partner institution, but it must be between a minimum of 5 days to a maximum of 2 months (not including travel time).

Erasmus+ funding covers the number of work days as well as 2 travel days, on top of which a lump sum going towards return travel costs is added.

For example, a support staff member who completes a mobility stay of 5 days (plus 2 travel days) in Norway could receive 140 euros x 7 days + 820 euros towards their flight, totalling 1,800 euros. Note that this is only an example; available funding varies.

Professors

uOttawa teaching staff have the opportunity to complete training as well as teaching mobility stays. Training opportunities are open to teaching or support staff members working in education, who hold administrative functions. This form of mobility stay can include job shadowing, observation periods, exchange of best practices, or specific training courses abroad. Meanwhile, teaching mobility stays are open to members of uOttawa's teaching staff and include teaching activities at a particular education institution abroad. Teaching mobility stays must include a minimum of 8 hours of teaching time per week for the duration of the stay.

The duration of the mobility stay depends on the terms of the agreement signed between uOttawa and the partner institution, but it must be between a minimum of 5 days to a maximum of 2 months (not including travel time).

Erasmus+ funding covers the number of work days as well as 2 travel days, on top of which a lump sum going towards return travel costs is added.

For example, a professor who completes a mobility stay of 5 days (plus 2 travel days) in Norway could receive 140 euros x 7 days + 820 euros towards their flight, totalling 1,800 euros. Note that this is only an example; available funding varies.

Students

uOttawa students have the opportunity to complete mobility stays for studying. In order to be considered for an Erasmus+ student mobility opportunity, uOttawa students must first apply through the regular uOttawa exchange program and be nominated to the particular Erasmus+ partner institution.

The duration of the mobility stay depends on the terms of the agreement signed between uOttawa and the partner institution, but it must be between a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.

Erasmus+ funding covers the number of months of the stay, in addition to a lump sum going towards return travel costs.

For example, a student who completes a mobility stay of 5 months in Spain could receive 800 euros x 5 months + 820 euros towards their flight, totalling 4,800 euros. Note that this is only an example; available funding varies.

Open calls

There are no Erasmus+ calls available at the present time. If you have any questions about Erasmus+, please contact us at uointl@uOttawa.ca.

If you are a uOttawa staff member and you are interested in being on a reserve list to be contacted when new staff mobility opportunities arise, please fill out the Staff Mobility Interest Form

Past calls
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Italy – December 6, 2019

Mobilities available:  1 staff mobility for training and 1 staff mobility for teaching

Specific eligibility requirements: See the call below.

Timeframe for mobility: For training staff: Before July 31, 2020. For teaching staff: Before July 31, 2022

Deadline for applications : December 6, 2019

Description and how to apply: View the call 

Selected participants

Staff: Chantal Riendeau (Professional Development Counsellor at the Faculty of Law)

Teaching: John Serrati (Adjunct Professeur, Department of Classics and Religious Studies)

 

Middle East Technical University – Turkey – December 6, 2019

Mobilities available:2 staff mobilities for training

Specific eligibility requirements:As this mobility will take place during METU’s International Staff Week, candidates must work in the fields of international cooperation, student/staff mobility and/or international student support services in order to be eligible.

Timeframe for mobility: June 1-5, 2020

Deadline for applications :December 6, 2019

Description and how to apply:View the call

Selected participants

Kyle Jorgensen-Lane (Business and Partnership Development Manager, International Office)

Julie Chabot (Manager, Development, Partnerships and Operations, Faculty of Social Sciences)

 

Université de Liège – Belgium – December 6, 2019

Mobilities available:  1 staff mobility for training

Specific eligibility requirements: See the call below.

Timeframe for mobility: Before July 31, 2021.

Deadline for applications : December 6, 2019

Description and how to apply: View the call 

Selected participant: Marianne Dancause (Liaison Officer, Office of the Registrar)

 

University of Turku – Finland – December 6, 2019

Mobilities available:  1 staff mobility for training or teaching

Specific eligibility requirements: See the call below.

Timeframe for mobility: Before July 31, 2022.

Deadline for applications : December 6, 2019

Description and how to apply: View the call

Selected participant: Cheryl Webster (Full Professor, Department of Criminology - Faculty of Social Sciences)

Universidade do Porto – Portugal – November 23, 2019

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for teaching / 1 staff mobility for training (available to uPorto’s 5 Canadian partners, including uOttawa).

Specific eligibility requirements: See the uPorto website below.

Timeframe for mobility: Before April 30, 2021

Deadline for applications : November 23, 2019

Description and how to apply: View the call (uPorto website)

Selected Participants

Éliane Lafrenière (Marketing and Communications Officer, International Office)

Rémi Rousseau (Instructional Designer, Teaching and Learning Support Service, CITE)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi – Romania – November 10, 2019

Mobilities available:  1 staff mobility for training

Specific eligibility requirements: See the call below.

Timeframe for mobility: Before July 1, 2020

Deadline for applications : November 10, 2019

Description and how to apply: View the call 

Selected participant: Renata Uresti Gonzalez (Manager, Professional Development Centre, Faculty of Law)

 

Middle East Technical University – Turkey – Oct 11, 2019

Mobilities available: At least 1 teaching staff mobility opportunity

Specific eligibility requirements: Level of B2 in English

Timeframe for mobility: Before July 31, 2020

Deadline for applications : October 11, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participant: Murat Saatcioglu (Distinguished University Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering)

 

University of Minho – Portugal – May 31, 2019

Mobilities available: At least 1 staff mobility

Specific eligibility requirements: Priority will be given to teaching staff; however, grants for training staff may be available as well.  

Timeframe for mobility: Between October 2019 – June 2020

Deadline for applications : May 31, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participant: None

Middle East Technical University – Turkey – April 14, 2019

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for training

Specific eligibility requirements: As this mobility will take place during METU’s International Staff Week, candidates must work in the fields of international cooperation, student/staff mobility and/or international student support services in order to be eligible.

Timeframe for mobility: June 17-21, 2019

Deadline for applications : April 14, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participant: Dalie Brisson (Coordinator, Visiting Student Researcher program, Office of the Vice-President, Research)

 

Sorbonne Université – France – January 4, 2019

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for training

Specific eligibility requirements: Must have at least B2 level in French.

Timeframe for mobility: Before June 30, 2019.

Deadline for applications : January 4, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participant: Julie Vaillancourt (Liaison and Communications Officer, Centre for Research Opportunities)

Technical University of Iasi – Romania – January 4, 2019

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for teaching

Specific eligibility requirements: This mobility is reserved for full-time teaching staff in the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering.

Timeframe for mobility: Before July 2020

Deadline for applications : January 4, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participant: Ioan Nistor (Full Professor, Department of Civil Engineering)

 

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Italy – January 4, 2019

Mobilities available: 2 staff mobilities for teaching

Specific eligibility requirements: Mobilities are reserved for full-time teaching staff in the field of languages. Priority will be given to those specialized in Italian Language and Literature (for mobility 1) and Translation (for mobility 2).

Timeframe for mobility: Winter semester 2019 (1) or June 2019 (2)

Deadline for applications : January 4, 2019

Description and how to applyView the call

Selected participants: Cristina Perissinotto (Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures); Luise von Flotow (Full Professor, School of Translation and Interpretation).

Questions?

If you have any questions about staff mobility, email us.

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