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Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Teaching

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

The aims of an Erasmus+ short-term visiting lectureship are the internationalisation of studies and teaching at FHWS and the host higher education institution as well as the strengthening of inter-institutional partnerships and networks. The exchange of expertise at international level strengthens the European dimension of the host higher education institution and enriches the teaching it offers. Thanks to this addition, visiting lecturers impart their expertise to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad.

The development of joint study programmes plays just as important a role as sharing teaching content and new innovative teaching methods.

A lectureship eligible for funding must comprise at least 8 hours of teaching per working week and be fully integrated into the partner higher education institution’s regular teaching.

The International Office can help you organise or finance a short-term visiting lectureship at an Erasmus+ partner higher education institution within the framework of the following programmes.

Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching purposes (STA) in programme countries (EU)

As part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Purposes (Lecturer Mobility) programme line, lecturers at FHWS can apply for financial support for a short-term visiting lectureship at a European partner higher education institution with a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

The basis for funding is an Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA) between the faculty sending the lecturer and the host university that is valid for the entire duration of the project. This document must be submitted to the International Office before the mobility.

  • FHWS professors
  • FHWS lecturers
  • FHWS sessional lecturers
  • FHWS research associates

  • Submission of an Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA)
  • Actual stay at the host higher education institution
  • Length of teaching stay between 2 days and 60 days (excluding travel days) in one of the participating programme countries
  • Minimum teaching load per stay 8 hours for the first of stay or a shorter stay. The minimum number of hours will be calculated pro rata for each additional day of stay beyond one week (7 days).
  • STA combined with STT: Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching purposes can be combined with training purposes (STA&STT). In this case, the teaching load is reduced to 4 hours per week of the stay.
  • 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+ STA 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 teaching abroad. Complete coverage of travel expenses cannot be guaranteed.

Only the teaching days are subsidised. Travel days, weekends and public holidays in the country of destination are not funded.

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

Groups

Destination

Erasmus+ grant STA/month

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+ staff mobility for teaching purposes (STA) in partner countries (NON- EU)

Within the framework of bilateral cooperation agreements with a number of non-European partner higher education institutions, teaching stays for the duration of at least 5 days up to a maximum of 60 days, excluding travel days, are eligible for funding. The required teaching load per stay is 8 hours for the first week of the stay. The minimum number of hours will be calculated pro rata for each additional day of stay beyond one week (7 days).

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

  • FHWS professors
  • FHWS lecturers
  • FHWS sessional lecturers
  • FHWS research associates

  • Submission of an Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA)
  • Actual stay at the host higher education institution
  • Length of teaching stay between 5 days and 60 days (excluding travel days) at one of the participating FHWS partner higher education institutions in Erasmus+ partner countries
  • Minimum teaching load per stay 8 hours for the first of stay or a shorter stay. The minimum number of hours will be calculated pro rata for each additional day of stay beyond one week (7 days).
  • STA combined with STT: Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching purposes can be combined with training purposes (STA&STT). In this case, the teaching load is reduced to 4 hours per week of the stay.
  • 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/month

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 teaching purposes

  1. Find out about the partner university where you would like to do a short-term visiting lectureship:
    Stays abroad in EU countries:
    The current FHWS higher education partnerships where lecturer mobility is possible can be found in MoveON (lecturer mobility in EU countries).
    Stays abroad in NON-EU countries
    : Please enquire about the mobility opportunities available within the framework of the current FHWS university partnerships by emailing Ms Kathrin Sammetinger (kathrin.sammetinger[at]fhws.de).
  2. Complete the Staff Mobility Agreement for Teaching 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 portal (lecturer mobility in EU/NON-EU countries) and upload the Mobility Agreement signed by all parties and the programme of courses. These documents serve 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 university, ask the International Office there to issue you with a confirmation of the actual length of your stay, the purpose of the activity and the number of hours of tuition completed. 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 higher education 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 person

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility in EU countries

Elisabeth Ebner
Room T.0.03
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
E-mail elisabeth.ebner[at]fhws.de

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility in NON-EU countries

Kathrin Sammetinger
Room T.0.07
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg
E-mail kathrin.sammetinger[at]fhws.de