New opportunities to study in Canada and Europe

First, Canada announced more funds to double the its number of international students, and now the EU will also expand the Erasmus Mundus program, creating more scholarships to Latin Americans.

What are you waiting for to start studying abroad?

Erasmus Mundus,

the European student mobility program, is going to be strengthened by providing more scholarships at European universities to Latin American students. Around 25,000 grants will be available for full time Masters programs on both sides of the Atlantic, besides another 15,000 scholarships for three-year PhD programs.

At the 9th International Congress of Higher Education, which took place in Cuba earlier this month, the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth added that students already attending a higher education program in their own country can also benefit from ‘credit mobility' grants, applying through their university. Erasmus Mundus is now integrated into Erasmus+, the new European funding programme for education.

Since 2004, more than 8,000 students from Latin American countries have already experienced training or studying abroad in European universities through this program.

After the green light to the Schengen visa cancellation for Colombians and Peruvians, this is another step forward in the approach and the strengthening of relations between Latin America and Europe.

In Canada,

the Government announced last month that their main goal is to double the number of international students - especially Latin Americans- by 2022, through a new International Education Strategy.

Students from Brazil, Mexico, China, India, Turkey and Vietnam are the most welcomed, benefiting from the Globalink program, which ensures student mobility between these countries and Canada. Thus, by attracting more researchers and students to the country and strengthening the relationship between Canadian and foreign institutions, Canada is expecting to raise more job opportunities and boost its economic growth and competiveness.

With so many options to study abroad, choosing is the hardest part... America or Europe - which one do you prefer?