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Get information on applying to NSCC’s International Global Skills Opportunities. Please review this information carefully before applying.

Application requirements

For students

To apply for a student mobility project, you must:

  • Be enrolled in an academic program at NSCC (part time or full time) and maintain good academic standing throughout the current academic year.
  • Complete an online application. For alternative formats available, please contact
  • Upload a current resume outlining applicable skills and knowledge, work, and volunteer experience, extracurricular and education
  • Provide a reference name and contact information of a current faculty or staff member of the College

Applications will be reviewed by a committee at NSCC International, and short-listed applicants will be called for an interview. Following the interviews, students will be notified in late January if they are accepted to participate in the program.

After receiving approval, students will be given a payment schedule and must pay a $500 deposit as their first payment in February. Students will receive and sign a learning contract outlining roles and responsibilities. This will be kept on file with NSCC International.

The due date to apply is January 5, 2024.

For employees

To apply for an opportunity, College employees must:

  • Complete an online application. For alternative formats available, please contact .
  • Provide a signed letter of support from your supervisor stating they are aware you are applying for this opportunity (uploaded to the application form).

Applications will be reviewed by a committee at NSCC International, and short-listed applicants will be called for an interview. Following the interviews, employees will be notified in mid-November if they are accepted to participate in the program.

After receiving approval, employees will receive and sign a contract outlining roles and responsibilities. This will be kept on file with NSCC International.

The due date to apply is October 30, 2023.

Student bursaries

NSCC receives funding from the Government of Canada through the Global Skills Opportunity (GSO). The program seeks to increase the number of Canadian students who participate in international study/ work abroad experiences.

Students need to be 18+ years of age and a Canadian citizen to be eligible to receive this federal funding. Students who have received GSO bursaries in previous years cannot receive them twice.

Bursaries of up to $1,500 are available. To apply for a bursary, you must:

  • Complete the pre-departure online course
  • Attend the mandatory pre-departure conference and travel meetings
  • Complete post-participation feedback and evaluation
  • Complete the GSO pre and post program surveys

Additional funding is available to students who identify as low income, Indigenous or with disabilities. Students from these groups can qualify for up to $2,500 in government funding.

  • Low-income students: students who report to be in receipt of Canada Student Grants, or similar non-repayable student financial assistance offered by provinces and territories, or in the absence of receiving non-repayable student financial assistance, can provide information to demonstrate that they require financial support to study or work abroad.
  • Indigenous students: students who report being an Indigenous person, that is, First Nations, Metis, or Inuk (Inuit).
  • Students with disabilities: students who report to have a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem and/or experience a limitation in their daily activities.

Withdrawal

Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.

After the initial deposit for each Global Skills Opportunity, NSCC International begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies). Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay any cancellation fees that may incur.

Prior learning and assessment

Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR)

Students should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.
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