Staff mobility for Teaching and Training Purposes
To strengthen international cooperation between higher education institutions, the European Commission supports visiting lecturers from Erasmus+ partner countries for both teaching and training at FHWS through the “Erasmus+ Staff Mobility” programme line.
Staff mobility can take place both at FHWS (incoming) and vice versa at Erasmus+ partner higher education institutions as staff mobility (outgoing).
Visiting staff from FHWS’ European partner higher education institutions in Erasmus+ programme countries can apply for Erasmus+ funding at the home higher education institution (sending institution). The FHWS International Office will be happy to assist you with general preparation and, if required, will prepare an invitation letter before and a confirmation of stay after your Erasmus+ mobility.
Within the framework of bilateral cooperation agreements with non-European partner higher education institutions, staff stays at FHWS are eligible for funding through the Erasmus+ mobility programme for teaching and training purposes in partner countries.
- Existence of an Inter-Institutional Agreement (IIA)
Partner countries, partner higher education institutions, faculties
Please see overview at https://international.fhws.de/fhws-international/projekte-und-kooperationen/erasmus at Erasmus+ partner higher education institutions in NON-EU countries
- 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
- Actual stay at FHWS
- Contact for possible Erasmus+ funding at least 3 months before the stay if possible (note visa application times)
- Application 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
- No insurance cover is associated with an Erasmus+ mobility grant.
The amount of financial support depends on the travel distance and the length of stay possible within the Erasmus+ KA 107 budget.
The minimum period of stay for staff mobility at FHWS is 5 days. The maximum period of stay that can be funded depends on the joint Erasmus+ KA 107 budget of FHWS and the partner higher education institution in the partner country.
- Day 1-14: Individual support of EUR 160 per day (full daily rate)
- Day 15-60: Individual support of EUR 112 per day (70% of the full daily rate)
- Special needs support for participants with limitations or disabilities is also available.
The Erasmus+ funding is intended as a contribution to cover the costs incurred by teaching abroad. Complete coverage of travel expenses cannot be guaranteed.
Erasmus+ grant STA/STT daily rate
Day 1-14: EUR 160.00
Day 15-60: EUR 112 (=70% of the daily rate)
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.
Ghana, India, Nigeria
China, Mexico, Taiwan
Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA)
- Lecturers who have a contractual relationship with the sending FHWS partner higher education institutions in Erasmus+ partner countries
- Non-endowed lecturers
- Sessional lecturers
- Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
- Research associates (or trainees for STT)
- Company personnel
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.
The following teaching formats are eligible for funding
- Supervision of doctoral students
- Participation in doctoral viva etc.
A lectureship eligible for funding
- Must comprise at least 8 hours of teaching for the first week of the 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).
- Must be fully integrated into the regular teaching programme at FHWS.
- Is halved when STA is combined with STT mobility.
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.
Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training (STT)
- Non-academic and academic staff as well as lecturers of sending FHWS partner higher education institutions in Erasmus+ partner countries
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 employees.
The following training formats are eligible for funding
- Job shadowing
- Sitting in on classes
- Participating in workshops, seminars, language courses and International Staff Weeks
Funding can generally always be granted if the programme requirements have been met and sufficient funds are available.
- Find the right Erasmus+ funding opportunity for your stay at FHWS:
Please consult your contact person at the receiving FHWS faculty/institution about the possibilities of mobility at FHWS within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. They will contact the FHWS International Office to discuss the funding possibilities for mobility.
The amount of financial support depends on the travel distance and the length of stay possible within the Erasmus+ KA 107 budgets as described above.
- Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training (STT)
- Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA) / 8 hours teaching load per week of stay
- Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching combined with Training (STA&STT) /4 hours teaching load per week of stay
- Letter of invitation and visa:
As soon as the mobility period and grant have been determined, the contact person at the receiving faculty/institution within FHWS applies to the International Office for a letter of invitation for the guest’s visa process. You can support this process by filling out and sending the invitation form linked here to the contact person at the receiving faculty/institution within FHWS.
The invitation letter will then be sent to you by e-mail as well as by post.
- Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement:
While you are waiting for the visa, please already agree on the contents of the Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement with your contact person at the receiving faculty/institution within FHWS. The Mobility Agreement must be completed and signed by you, the Erasmus+ contact person at your home higher education institution and your contact person at the receiving faculty/institution within FHWS. Please select the Mobility Agreement that suits your mobility:
Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement for Staff Mobility for Training (STT)
Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement for Staff Mobility for Teaching (STA)
Erasmus+ Mobility Agreement for Staff Mobility for Teaching combined with Training (STA&STT)
- Application through MoveON
As soon as you have received your visa but no later than 4 weeks before the start of your mobility, apply to the FHWS International Office through the MoveOn portal including your fully signed Mobility Agreement:
MoveON application portal for STA and STA&STT
MoveON application portal for STT
- Erasmus+ grant agreement, payment of mobility grant, confirmation of stay, EU survey
Once we have received your complete application through the MoveON portal, we will prepare the Erasmus+ grant agreement, which defines your rights and obligations regarding the Erasmus+ funding and the details of your Erasmus+ mobility.
We will send you the grant agreement in advance by e-mail and need a scan of the signed document back from you. Upon arrival, you confirm the signature in duplicate in the original.
The mobility grant will be paid out by bank transfer after your arrival, as stipulated in the grant agreement.
Before your departure, you will receive a confirmation of stay from the FHWS International Office about the length of your Erasmus+ mobility stay.
All 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.
Important note on mobility during pandemics
Please note our decision on possible quarantine days for Erasmus+ KA107 guests at FHWS (as of May 2021) due to the pandemic since 2020:
Incoming STA and STT:
- Erasmus+ mobility between 5 and 14 days: Up to 3 days quarantine in Germany can be financially supported as Erasmus+ stay days
- Erasmus+ mobility between 15 days and longer: Up to 5 days quarantine in Germany can be financially supported as Erasmus+ stay days
All details are for preliminary information only and without guarantee. Travellers are obliged to inform themselves in detail about the applicable regulations. For up-to-date and detailed information, please visit the German Foreign Office website: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus.
Please note that for funding with an Erasmus+ mobility grant, the quarantine period should be proportionate to the occasion and the length of the visit at FHWS.