Erasmus+ supports teaching periods at higher education institutions abroad. If you work in higher education, you can spend time teaching at an institution in an Erasmus+ Program Country, as long as the host institution is an active partner of RPTU. Continue reading to find out more about exchange opportunities for lecturers.
Who Can Participate?
The following groups can get funding for a teaching exchange with Erasmus+:
- University professors and lecturers
- Teaching staff
- Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
- Doctoral candidates and post-docs
- Corporate employees (Incoming only)
- You are employed at RPTU
- There is an active Erasmus+ partnership with your desired host institution
- The planned duration of the teaching exchange is min. 2 days and max. 60 days
- The teaching exchange needs to comprise at least 8 teaching hours in one week or less. After one week (5 days), the minimum number of required hours per day is calculated as follows: 8 hours divided by 5 days multiplied by the number of additional days.
- Receiving a similar fund simultaneously through EU funds is not allowed.
The following countries are Erasmus program countries:
Member countries of the European Union (EU):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany , Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
NON-EU Programm countries:
Great Britain*, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey
*limited due to Brexit
You can search for possible partner universities by using the Mobility Online Portal
*Tip: Select any given study program (Studiengang) to simplify result output.
When you have found a suitable partner university, where you would like to pursue a teaching exchange, please contact the RefIntA or that partner university directly.
The Erasmus+ Teaching Exchange grant includes travel and accommodation costs, which are calculated by the EU Commission/National Agency DAAD as unit costs.
The travel costs are granted depending on the calculated distance to the host city. The distance is calculated using the Distance Calculator of the EU Commission. This distance is used as the basis for the calculation of round trip costs to the host city.
The amount of funding is dependent on the distance as well as the current project year. For more information about this please contact the RefIntA.
Accommodation costs are calculated based on the number of days spent abroad. A description of the work to be done during the exchange should be outlined in the Mobility Agreement. A confirmation of the exact beginning and end of the teaching exchange must be submitted to the RefIntA after the exchange has taken place.
Participants with disabilities as well as single parents travelling with child(ren) are eligible for special funding/grants in addition to the regular funding. If this applies to you, please contact the RefIntA prior to your exchange.
Important Information about Funding
The travel and accommodation costs are individually calculated based on several factors, including host country, distance to host city, project year, and length of stay. The funding is paid out as a one-time payment before the exchange begins and is independent of actual incurred costs during the stay. To find out more about the funding of your planned teaching exchange, please contact the RefIntA.
Before the Exchange
The following documents must be submitted before the beginning of the exchange:
- official invitation from the partner university (as letter or email)
- Business Trip Application (Dienstreiseantrag)
- Mobility Agreement
- Grant Agreement
After the Exchange
The following documents must be submitted within two weeks after the end of your exchange:
- Certificate of Attendance
- EU-Survey (online)
Dr. Christian Dorsch
Phone: +49 6341 280 33249
Consultation by arrangement (via email)
M.A. Cornelia Noll
Bldg. 47, Room 626
Tel.: +49 631 205 4914
via phone & in person: