Did you know that going on exchange doesn’t increase your tuition or affect the scholarships you’re receiving?

Meet the GSO Scholarship recipients:

Lucas Angelo Bruni

Lucas Angelo Bruni

Destination: Ca Foscari University of Venice, Italy.

Amount awarded: $8,333.

Program: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

“Thanks to the Global Skills and Opportunity funding I was able to take a trip to the beautiful city of Bologna in Italy for the weekend and visit some of my family and friends. Originally, I was coming to Italy with just enough money to live but now I can indulge in the beauty of this wonderful country. I could not be more thankful!”

Hyrie DelaLuna

Hyrie DelaLuna

Destination: National Taiwan University.

Amount awarded: $8,333.

Program: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Ethics and Political Philosophy.

“I had very big plans for this exchange, as I wanted to explore much of the natural environment of this country and learn the traditions and culture of the Taiwanese people. The Global Skills Opportunity Scholarship has enabled me to achieve that and so much more. The GSO scholarship makes it possible for me to participate in excursions via the university, allowing me to explore Taiwan with other local and international students. Although I’ve only been here for a short time, every day has been an educational journey and I don’t doubt the rest of the trip will be a blast.”

Student Mobility Scholarship

Embark on an exchange adventure and earn a $1,000 scholarship for each term you’re abroad!

Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students are eligible for this scholarship. 

This award is credited to your student account in late September (if your exchange begins in the fall) or in late February (if your exchange begins in the winter). If you study abroad for a full academic year (fall and winter), the scholarship is credited to your student account each term.

There’s no application process — the scholarship is automatically awarded if you’re part of the exchange program.

Please note that Faculty of Law Common Law Section students aren’t eligible for this scholarship.

Erasmus +

Erasmus+ is a program created by the European Union (EU) to promote education, training, youth and sport in Europe. One objective is to promote co-operation with partner countries such as Canada.

The University of Ottawa has been selected by several European partners to participate in Erasmus +, allowing our students, staff and professors to receive funding for mobility stays at these partners.

Funding varies according to the length of the stay, the host country and the distance between Canada and the host country, among other factors.

The scholarship covers travel costs as well as costs incurred during the stay. For example, a student who completes a mobility stay of five months in Spain could receive 800 EUR x five months + 820 EUR towards their flight, totalling 4,800 EUR.

Each year, funding granted to uOttawa exchange students may change. This section will be updated with the Erasmus + destinations available for the 2024–2025 academic year around October of this year.

Learn more about Erasmus+.

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