Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Further Training
Erasmus+ funds continuing and further education measures for both academic and non-academic university employees in program countries with the aim to develop and expand internationalization.
Advantages of Erasmus+ Staff Mobility: STT – Staff Training
- A stay based on an approved program
- Professional exchange and new perspectives
- Strengthening of one's own skills
- Expansion and immersion of networks
University personnel – academic and non-academic – from all fields can participate in the Erasmus+ program for continuing and further education opportunities and receive financial assistance.
EU Member States
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, North Macedonia, Norway, Turkey
The program country cannot be the primary residence of the person applying.
Mobility can occurr at
- a foreign university with a valid Erasmus-Charter for Higher Education, ECHE
- an institution located in a program country that is active in the job market or general and professional training or works with youth
Continuing Education Formats
- Participation in a Staff Training Week (see offers below)
- Sitting in a class
- Job shadowing
- Study visits
- Participation in workshops and seminars
- Participation in language courses
At this point, we would also like to refer you to the RWTH-internal offers for continuing and professional education. If a similar continuing education service to the one you are considering abroad is offered here at RWTH and it is not apparent that the stay abroad offers added value – other than an understandable motivation for you personally – funding via Erasmus+ would not be justifiable.
Duration of Stay and Funding
ERASMUS staff mobility is possible for at least two consecutive days to a maximum of 60 days. A maximum of ten work days are funded.
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.
In the event of cancellation, costs incurred cannot be covered by Erasmus funds.
Erasmus funds cannot be used for:
- participation in conferences
- visits, that serve exclusively to initiate a new university partnership (so-called preparatory visits)
- participation in Summer/Winter Schools
- participation fees of any kind
Erasmus+ saims to promote equal opportunities and inclusion. For this reason, participants with a disability are granted easier access to the program and offered special funding. Please contact Claudia Hanke for information about the special funding.
Staff Training Week offers organized by foreign universities will be regularly published on this platform. If interested, please contact the respective university and inform them.
Erasmus+ Mobility for further and continuing education purposes can also be self-organized. You must contact your target institution and inquire whether a working visit is possible.
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
Please submit the Mobility Agreement to Claudia Hanke at least six weeks before your stay begins. The form must be completely filled out and be signed by yourself, by your superior, and by a person responsible at the partner institution.
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.