Lifelong learning programmes
The European Commission offers a plethora of funding programmes, which are integrated under a single umbrella, the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP). These learning options differ significantly and focus on different stages of education.
Until 2013, the European Union will have spent nearly seven billion euros on:
› Comenius (pre-school and primary to secondary school)
› Erasmus (for students)
› Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education and training)
› Grundtvig (adult education and alternative education streams)
› Jean Monnet (higher education)
Click here for a complete list of all national agencies and / or to apply for any of the above-mentioned LLP programmes.
Internships & Traineeships
A factsheet with the immigration procedures for foreign students doing an internship can be downloaded here.
Note that all non-EU / EEA students with a valid residence permit can work either full-time seasonal (June - August) or part-time of maximum ten hours a week.
In that case, their employer is not obliged to acquire a work permit for them.