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Erasmus+ for staff development and teaching mobility

Our students are well aware of Erasmus; every semester, a large number of them take advantage of the funding opportunity to spend part of their studies at partner universities and gain experience abroad. However, Erasmus+ projects also enable university employees to gain international and intercultural experience. These can be very diverse: Work shadowing, study and teaching visits, participation in workshops, seminars or language courses and job shadowing are just a selection of your options.

Staff mobility for further education and training purposes (STT)

Further education and training abroad with Erasmus+ is open to employees from all areas of the university.

What can be funded?

  • Work shadowing and job shadowing
  • Study visits
  • Participation in workshops, seminars or language courses

You can find a taster of staff mobility for further education and training purposes here.

You are also welcome to take a look at this information video from the NA DAAD, which provides you with further information on the Erasmus+ programme.

Staff mobility for teaching purposes (STA)

Staff mobility for teaching purposes is available to all disciplines at the university.

Who can be supported?

  • Lecturers at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences
  • Academic staff at the university

Staff mobilities for teaching purposes require eight teaching hours per mobile working week.

You can find a taster of staff mobility for teaching purposes here.

How long does a stay abroad last?

Depending on the Erasmus funding line, the minimum duration of your stay is two or five days. The longest period that can be funded by the programme is 30 days, although this possibility is limited by the budget situation of the project based at the university. As a rule, subsidised trips are stays of fourteen days or less.

Where can I complete my stay abroad?

The easiest way is to travel to one of our established Erasmus+ partners. These vary constantly due to new cooperations.

Staff mobilities must be linked to the internationalisation goals of the university and are therefore coordinated and supported by the international coordinators of the faculties and by the Erasmus project manager, the head of Department 1 for Studies and International Affairs.

What is funded and how much is the funding?

Funding is provided for travel and accommodation costs. An overview of current funding rates can be found on the website of the National Agency of the DAAD (NA DAAD) for the Erasmus+ KA131 and KA171 programme lines. These are the maximum eligible costs. Please note at this point that although lump sums are stated here, travel expenses in Thuringia are calculated exactly afterwards for tax reasons.

In special cases, participation fees for congresses and courses can be subsidised.

What deadlines do I have to observe?

The deadlines for staff mobility are much more flexible than those for students. Nevertheless, you should apply at least eight weeks before the start of your mobility. This is the only way we can ensure that all the documents are together and that you can enjoy your trip. Please also note that funding is always dependent on the current budget situation.

You will receive the latest documents for your application and preparation from Department 1 – Studies and International Relations.