Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility
Staff Training Assignment = STA
The Erasmus+ Program also offers funding for staff mobility at European host universities to supplement its funding for student mobility.
Visiting lecturers are expected to strengthen the European dimension of the host university through the stay, supplement the classes offered, and offer students their expertise, who cannot or do not wish to study abroad.
When possible, the development of joint academic programs between the partner universities and the exchange of teaching content and methods should also play a role.
Advantages of Erasmus+ Mobility for Teaching (STA – Staff Assignment)
- Gather international teaching experience
- Learn new teaching methods
- Share with European colleagues
The following individuals can be financially funded by the Erasmus+ Program:
- Professors and lecturers with a contract with RWTH Aachen
- Lecturers without remuneration
- Contract lecturers with special order contracts at RWTH Aachen
- Professors emeriti and retired teachers from RWTH Aachen
- Academic staff at RWTH Aachen
EU Member Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom
Program Countries Outside of the EU
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Turkey
The program country cannot be the primary residence of the person applying.
The mobility must take place at a foreign university with a valid Erasmus-Charter for Higher Education, ECHE.
The stay at the target institution can only be funded if a written agreement was previously arranged in the form of an Erasmus+ agreement for the period in question as a STA.
Participation in conferences cannot be funded.
Duration of Stay, Minimum Teaching Requirement, and Funding
Erasmus+ mobility for teaching is possible for at least two consecutive days to a maximum of 60 days.
Mobility for teaching purposes must encompass at least eight instructional hours within a week or shorter timeframe.
- Three-day stay – eight hours of teaching
- Seven-day stay – eight hours of teaching
- The instructional hours will be partially calculated for every additional day of the stay beyond a week. Example: eight-day stay – rounded up to nine hours of teaching (seven days/eight hours = 0.875 hours per additional day).
A maximum of ten days will receive financial funding.
Financial assistance for costs resulting from transportation and accommodations is offered at RWTH Aachen according to the State Travel Costs Act and Cost Reimbursement Ordinance for Abroad.
Teaching stays must be independently initiated and organized together with the host universtiy. Ideally, an Erasmus+ mobility is reciprocal.
Participants must ensure they have sufficient insurance during the stay abroad as the grant and mobility stipend do not include any insurance.
Application and Documents
The Mobility Agreement must be completely filled out and signed and submitted to Claudia Hanke at least six weeks before the stay begins. This Mobility Agreement is considered the application for Erasmus+ Staff Assignment. You can submit the Mobility Agreement as a scanned copy.
Additional forms and information needed for financial assistance will be sent once the application has been approved.
A Note on Safety
In view of political tensions in some of the Erasmus countries we advise those who are planning a stay abroad to check the website of the Federal Foreign Office, in particular its travel warnings (de), on a regular basis.