The Comenius Assistantship Programme provides funding for future teachers or those considering teaching as a possible career path, to spend at least 13 weeks teaching in a school in a participating European country. The 2013 deadline for applications for Comenius Assistantships is 31 January.
Please note that this is a highly competitive selection round due to limited funding and all applications are subject to detailed technical and quality assessments.
In 2013, the duration of the approved Assistantships will be capped at a maximum of 25 weeks for approved outgoing Assistants.
Additionally, the following National Priorities apply for the 2013 Selection:
1. Priority for outgoing assistants will be awarded to applicants interested in host schools whose language is less widely used and less taught.
2. Priority will be awarded to applicants who have never been awarded an Erasmus ‘Student Mobility for Studies' grant or an Erasmus ‘Student Mobility for Placements' grant.
3. Priority will be awarded to current students/recent graduates from teacher training colleges or applicants who hold/intend to shortly pursue a Higher Diploma in Education but who have not been formally employed as a qualified teacher.
Applications must be submitted online and a signed hard copy must be sent to Léargas by the deadline (applications cannot be accepted via email). Applications which arrive after the deadline will not be accepted. Applicants are advised to retain proof of postage.
The application form, technical and quality criteria are available on the Resources page for Comenius Assistantships. For further information, please visit the Comenius Assistantshipssection of our website www.leargas.ie.
We would be very grateful if you would disseminate this information within your institution, targeting students and other relevant staff members.
The Comenius Assistantship Team.