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 studying mobility stays for studying. Opportunities to study abroad are available to undergraduate and graduate students as well as Doctoral candidates, depending on the agreement with the European partner institution. 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

Below is a list of Erasmus+ calls that are currently open. If you have any questions about Erasmus+, please contact us at uointl@uOttawa.ca.

If you are a uOttawa support 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

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain – February 16, 2018

Mobilities available: One staff mobility for teaching

Specific eligibility requirements: None

Timeframe: Before December 31, 2018

Deadline to apply: February 16, 2018

Description & How to apply: View the call

Past calls
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway – November 24, 2017

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for teaching or training

Timeframe: Winter 2018 (before February 15)

Specific eligibility requirements: Restricted to the Faculty of Health Sciences' School of Human Kinetics

Selected participant: Martine Dumont (Teaching Laboratory Coordinator, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences)

View the call

Alexandru Ioan Cuza de Iasi, Romania – October 15, 2017

Mobilities available: 2 student mobilities / 2 staff mobilities for teaching / 1 staff mobility for training 

Timeframe: Winter 2018

Specific eligibility requirements: Restricted to Computer Science

Selected participant(s): To be confirmed

View the call

 
University of Porto, Portugal – September 15, 2017

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for teaching  or  training

Timeframe: Winter 2018

Specific eligibility requirements: None

Selected participant: Gena Rodrigues (Operations Coordinator, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute)

View the call

Middle East Technical University, Turkey – June 7, 2017

Mobilities available: 3 staff mobilities for training / 1 student mobility

Timeframe: Summer 2017

Specific eligibility requirements:

Staff mobilities: to take place during the “Internationalization and Mobility Week”; participants must have responsibilities in these areas.
Student mobility: only students nominated to and accepted by METU are eligible.

Selected participants:

Staff Mobilities: Michelle Nowlan (Outgoing Mobility Coordinator, International Office); Geneviève Boutin (Manager of Student Mobility, International Office); Natalie Morris (International Student Support Services Manager, International Office).
Student Mobility: Jean-Philippe Lambert Ste-Marie (BSocSc Conflict Studies and Human Rights).

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France - October 31, 2016

Mobilities available: 1 staff mobility for training

Timeframe: Summer 2017

Specific eligibility requirements: Restricted to the Faculty of Science

Selected participant: Mélanie Langevin (Academic Advisor, Faculty of Science)

Questions?

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

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