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Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training

To strengthen international cooperation between higher education institutions, the European Commission supports training in Erasmus+ programme countries (EU) and partner countries (NON-EU) through the “Erasmus+ Staff Mobility” programme line.

The aim is to strengthen the professional and personal development of non-academic and academic higher education staff at international level. International networks are to be expanded and broadened through the willingness to receive and supervise return visits by higher education staff.

Activities such as job shadowing, participation in workshops, seminars, language courses and International Staff Training Weeks are eligible for funding.

The International Office can help you finance training abroad in European and non-European countries within the framework of the following programmes:

Erasmus+ mobility for training purposes (STT) in programme countries (EU)

Within the framework of this programme line, financial support for training at higher education institutions with ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) or another institution based in another programme country and active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training or youth can be applied for at the FHWS International Office.

  • FHWS non-academic and academic staff
  • FHWS sessional lecturers

  • Stay abroad between 2 days and 60 days (excluding travel days) in one of the participating programme countries
  • Actual stay at the host higher education institution
  • Apply for an Erasmus+ grant at least 4 weeks before the start of the stay abroad
  • Participation in conferences and congresses, research projects directly related to research, and “pure” partner visits are not eligible for funding
  • Parallel funding from other EU programmes is excluded

Subsistence allowance

The mobility grants awarded by the EU within the framework of Erasmus+ STT are based on the different costs of living in the countries of destination. The funding is intended as a contribution to cover the costs incurred by staff mobility abroad. Complete coverage of travel expenses cannot be guaranteed.

Only the working days at the host institution are subsidised. Travel days, weekends and public holidays in the country of destination are not funded.

For FHWS staff, Erasmus+ funding is limited to a maximum of 5 active days (working days) at the host institution.

Groups

Destination

Erasmus+ grant STA/day

Group 1

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom*

EUR 180.00

Group 2

Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus

EUR 160.00

Group 3

Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

EUR 140.00

The funding amounts to 70% of the above-mentioned daily rates from the 15th to the 60th day of stay.

* Stays in the United Kingdom can still be funded as a mobility programme country until May 2023. The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU may result in considerable additional work for stays from 2021.

Travel allowance

In addition to the above-mentioned daily rates, travel costs are reimbursed, which are calculated uniformly throughout Europe using the European Commission's distance calculator, depending on the real distance between the place of departure and destination

The one-way distance is the basis for calculating the travel allowance.

10 to 99 km

EUR 20

100 to 499 km

EUR 180

500 to 1,999 km

EUR 275

2,000 to 2,999 km

EUR 360

3,000 to 3,999 km

EUR 530

4,000 to 7,999 km

EUR 820

8,000 km or more

EUR 1,500

No insurance cover is associated with an Erasmus+ grant.

Erasmus+ mobility for training purposes (STT) in partner countries (NON-EU)

Within the framework of bilateral cooperation agreements with a number of non-European partner higher education institutions, training for a length of at least 5 days, excluding travel days, is eligible for funding.

For an overview of partner countries, partner higher education institutions and faculties, please see Erasmus+ partner higher education institutions in non-EU countries

  • FHWS non-academic and academic staff
  • FHWS sessional lecturers

  • Stay between 5 days and 60 days (excluding travel days) at one of the participating partner higher education institutions
  • Actual stay at the host higher education institution
  • Apply for an Erasmus+ grant at least 4 weeks before the start of the stay abroad
  • Participation in conferences and congresses, research projects directly related to research, and “pure” partner visits are not eligible for funding
  • Parallel funding from other EU programmes is excluded

Subsistence allowance

The Erasmus+ funding is intended as a contribution to cover the costs incurred by staff mobility abroad. Complete coverage of travel expenses cannot be guaranteed.

Sending country

Destination

Erasmus+ grant STA/day

Germany

Partner country

EUR 180.00

Partner country

Germany

EUR 160.00

The funding amounts to 70% of the above-mentioned daily rates from the 15th to the 60th day of stay.

The active working days at the host institution are subsidised. Travel days, weekends and public holidays in the country of destination are not funded.

Travel allowance

In addition to the above-mentioned daily rates, travel costs are reimbursed, which are calculated uniformly throughout Europe using the European Commission's distance calculator, depending on the real distance between the place of departure and destination

The one-way distance is the basis for calculating the travel allowance.

Russia, Ukraine

EUR 275

Jordan

EUR 360

Ghana, India, Nigeria

EUR 820

China, Mexico, Taiwan

EUR 1,500

No insurance cover is associated with an Erasmus+ mobility grant.

Steps before, during and after staff mobility for training purposes

  1. Find out about the higher education institution/host institution where you would like to complete your training.
    Stays abroad in EU countries:
    The current FHWS higher education partnerships where staff mobility is possible can be found in MoveON (Training in EU countries).
    Stays abroad in NON-EU countries
    : Please enquire about the mobility opportunities available within the framework of the current FHWS higher education institution partnerships by emailing Ms Maike Antlitz (maike.antlitz[at]fhws.de).
  2. Complete the Staff Mobility Agreement for Training Purposes in full and obtain the signatures of the further parties (receiving institution, head of department of the applicant) by e-mail.
  3. Register via the MoveOn Application Portal (Training in EU/NON-EU countries) and upload the Mobility Agreement signed by all parties.
    The Mobility Agreement serves the International Office as a basis for calculating the Erasmus+ grant and should be submitted to the International Office at least four weeks before the start of the trip.
  4. Once your application has been checked and accepted, you will receive an e-mail from the International Office informing about the amount of the Erasmus+ grant.
  5. Business trip application through BayRMS on the Mitarbeiterservice Bayern portal: please find the necessary booking details as well as the amount of the Erasmus+ grant in the release of funds statement.
  6. You will receive two copies of the Erasmus+ Grant Agreement, which is the funding agreement of the Erasmus+ programme, from the International Office. After signing it, return one copy to the International Office.

  1. On the last day of your stay at the host higher education institution, ask the International Office there to issue you with confirmation of the actual length of your stay and the purpose of the activity. The document must contain the date of issue and be signed.

  1. Participants in the ERASMUS+ programme are obliged to take part in the European Commission’s EU survey using the Mobility Tool+ (MT+) to evaluate stays abroad. At the end of your stay abroad, you will therefore receive an e-mail containing the link and the request to take part in the online survey within the next 30 days.
  2. You submit the confirmation from the host institution about the actual length of the stay to the International Office, Ms Ebner.
  3. Travel expenses are invoiced through BayRMS on the Mitarbeiterservice Bayern portal.

Contact persons

Elisabeth Ebner
Elisabeth Ebner

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility in EU countries
Elisabeth Ebner
Room T.0.03
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
E-mail elisabeth.ebner[at]fhws.de

Maike Antlitz
Maike Antlitz

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility NON-EU countries
Maike Antlitz, M.A.
Room T.0.07
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
E-Mail maike.antlitz[at]fhws.de