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Apply for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Programme

Academic or professional services staff can carry out a period of teaching or training at one of the University’s Erasmus+ partner universities.

The Erasmus+ staff mobility programme

This is an excellent opportunity for you to not only build on your existing skills while meeting staff from other universities in the same field, but also experience a different culture and work environment.

The Erasmus+ programme is the European Union's funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. It governs student and staff exchange agreements in European countries.

We have been awarded an Erasmus charter to take part in the programme.

Erasmus+ teaching mobility

The University has been awarded four places for members of academic staff to deliver teaching at one of our Erasmus partner universities. Unfortunately all of these places have now been been allocated under the current funding programme.

Staff teaching as part of their mobility must complete a minimum of eight hours’ teaching per week.

You can engage in activities such as:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops (leading)
  • mentoring activities with students

Erasmus+ training mobility

The University has been awarded seventeen places for staff to undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing, observation or training at a university in one of the scheme countries. Some of these places are still available.

There are still places remaining for training activity under the current funding to be completed by mid-May 2021. If you are interested please submit an application to by 31 January 2021.

The minimum duration of the training period must be two working days. The main purpose of a training visit is to share knowledge and experience as well as learn good practice from the host university.

This can include:

  • job shadowing
  • observation
  • attending workshops or courses
  • transferring knowledge and good practice
  • learning from shared experience
  • acquiring practical skills
  • discovering new ideas for teaching or learning

Conferences are not included.

Application tips

2018/19 Erasmus+ Staff Mobility participant, Loretta Gibson, shares her top tips for submitting a successful application.

Loretta Gibson and colleagues from Engineering & Design visiting Aalto University, Finland

Loretta visited Aalto University, Finland, in May 2019 for 2 days to explore different organisational and working structures. In her blog for the AUA, Loretta shares her tips for a successful application and visit.

Andy Dunne and Emily Richards with Professor Omar Bani Ahmed, PSUT
‘In just one week it was really clear that our connections in Jordan stretch far and wide and there is a huge amount of awareness, interest in and goodwill towards the University from a range of individuals and organisations.’
Andy Dunne Media and PR Manager


If you have any questions about this scheme, please call or email us.