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Erasmus in Toronto

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Going abroad has many advantages: proof of dynamism, motivation and a true experience. The opportunity to study and/or work abroad is part of an EU program (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) allows for full academic recognition of studies and qualifications. The chance to travel to countries outside of the EU and study in cities like Toronto was provided under the Erasmus Mundus program, which merged with the Erasmus for All program.

Who is Eligible?

The Programme is open to higher education institutions and organisation active in the field of higher education and research, as well as to students, doctoral candidates, teachers, researchers and university staff from any part of the world.

Note that the language of instruction may be different than that of your home institution. Some institutions organize tests and select the students based on their skills on the language, such as the Deutsches Sprachdiplom in German, Dele in Spanish, or TOEFL in English. Erasmus Intensive Language Courses may be offered at host universities.

Participating Countries

Participating countries include:

  • Member States of the European Union
  • Countries or potential Candidates on the same footing as Member States (includes Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Switzerland) - only if they have an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding or an EEA Joint Committee Decision) establishing the participation of the country concerned in the EM programme is in force by the date of the selection decision
  • Third countries (meaning a country that is not a European Country, but in an agreement with the European Union and the European countries), for example Quebec and Canada in general.


The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) system provides uniform credit across different educational institutions. ECTS grades make study programmes easy to read and compare for all students, local and foreign, with respect for the marks of the host institution.

Student workload consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as attending lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations, etc. 60 Credits represents the workload of a year of study, usually 30 Credits per semester and 20 credits per trimester. One credit stands for around 25 to 30 working hours). Those credits allocated to modules and courses can only be obtained after successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved.

Tuition & Grants

There is different coverage offered for students and doctoral candidates, scholars/academic staff, & universities. Scholarships are only available for full-time students.

For students and doctoral candidates:

  • Tuition fees, participation costs (including insurance coverage)
  • Travel cost contribution
  • Installation cost contribution
  • Monthly allowance

For scholars/academic staff:

  • Living allowance (including travel costs)

For universities:

  • Management /administrative costs

Planning for your Erasmus

Information regarding accommodation, health insurance, and living in Montreal and Quebec in general can be found in this guide. Refer to the sections listed in the menu.

Update 18/08/2018


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