Funding in Europe

What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is an EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The programme allows students to study at schools or do work placements in EU member states for a set period of time. Staff in educational settings can also access Erasmus+.

The Erasmus+ programme has an estimated budget of 26€ billion.

The current programme 2021-2027 places a strong focus on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and promoting you people’s participation in democratic life. The current programme also allows students to study in schools or do work placements outside of EU member states.

Participants in Erasmus+ can go for 2 days to a year, depending on the type of project you are on.

Erasmus+ is open to many people including:

  • Pupils in school
  • Students in higher education
  • Students in vocational education and training
  • Young people in youth organizations
  • Adult learners

You cannot apply directly to Erasmus+. You must apply through a participating organization such as your school, college or place of work. If the application is successful, you could get funding that usually covers travel costs and cost of living abroad.

Funding in Canada

Global Skills Opportunity provides thousands of Canadian post-secondary students with invaluable international study and work experiences, strengthening their global skills and competencies. Global Skills Opportunity is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, and jointly administered by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

For information about how to apply for funding, NSCC students can contact and NBCC students can contact