Britta Kirsch


A12 3-304

(only before noon)

Study abroad advisor (Europe) / Erasmus+ coordinator

Christa Weers

+49(0)441 798-2438

A12 3-301

Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching (STA)

Eramus+ provides funding for teaching staff mobility at European universities which hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Through their stay, teaching staff should strengthen the European aspect of the host university, complement existing courses and impart their specialist knowledge to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad. Where possible, the development of joint programmes at partner universities as well as the exchange of course content and teaching approaches should play a role in staff mobility. Staff from foreign companies and organisations can also be invited to German universities for educational purposes.

Staff mobility must take place in a programme country which is not the country of the sending university (except for incoming mobility, see below) and not the main country of residence of the person concerned.

For teaching purposes, staff at a German higher education institution with an ECHE are eligible to receive funding for mobility to a host higher education institution with an ECHE (outgoing mobility). Staff from a higher education institution or a public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training or youth in another programme country are also eligible to receive funding for teaching purposes at a German higher education institution with an ECHE (incoming mobility).

Staff mobility can combine teaching with training activities. Any period spent abroad for teaching or training purposes may be carried out as blended mobility. Notice: Erasmus+ financial support may only be granted for physical mobility (presence at host university).

Repeated applications for funding are possible but grants are primarily awarded to people who have not done yet an Erasmus stay abroad.

Duration of funding

Teaching stays within Europe may last between two and 60 days (excluding travel); the course workload is at least eight hours per stay or for each week or part thereof. In the 2023 project, funding will be provided for a maximum of 10 working days as long as the budget allows. Please inform us of any preliminary considerations or plans for mobility at least six weeks before the start of the trip so that we can inform you about the further procedure and the documents to be submitted.

Who can apply?

The following groups are eligible for funding:

  • Professors and lecturers employed by the university
  • Academic staff (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter)
  • Doctoral students who are active in teaching
  • Staff from foreign companies and organisations (can be invited to German universities for teaching purposes)

Please note: Only employees who are on the university's payroll and are entitled to apply for business travel are eligible for funding (except incoming staff from companies and organisations).


Erasmus+ mobility funding includes fixed allowances for travel and subsistence expenses. Individuals may not apply for financial support from another EU programme to cover travel and subsistence expenses while receiving Erasmus+ funding.
Grants are awarded subject to sufficient funding being committed by the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation (DAAD).

Information about available funding levels


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