Study abroad advisor (Europe), Erasmus+ coordinator

Christa Weers

+49 (0)441 798-2438

A12 3-301 

Lisa Hasselbrink

+49 (0)441 798-4669

Erasmus+ staff mobility for training (STT)

Erasmus+ enables short stays in other European countries for further education and training purposes at European universities as well as at foreign companies/institutions in Erasmus program countries.


Who can take part?

The International Office (IO) informs university staff about available funding opportunities for international mobilities on an annual basis. All tech/admin staff are usually informed by email about current opportunities.

Anyone in technology or administration who would like to expand their international competence and develop professionally and personally can participate. Staff mobility is particularly suitable for those who routinely work with international students, visiting scholars or doctoral candidates. However, applications are also open to academic staff whose work has an administrative component and an international focus. Staff working at least 50% of the regular working hours can apply.

For example, university staff from the following fields are eligible for funding:

  • General and technical administration
  • Library
  • Schools
  • Finance
  • International Office
  • Human resources
  • Public relations

Target countries and activity formats

How do my colleagues in Poland work? How is the partner school in Austria or Spain organized? Participants can find answers to these questions as part of a multi-day visit to a work environment that is similar to their own. The Erasmus+ partner universities of the University of Oldenburg are listed here.

In general, funding for mobility for training purposes can only be provided for the Erasmus+ program countries.

Generally, the following activity formats are eligible for funding:

  • Participation in Staff Training Weeks
  • Job shadowing
  • Study visits
  • Participation in curriculum development
  • Participation in workshops or seminars
  • Participation in language classes

Please consider that your unit should be prepared for a possible return visit by employees of the (partner) university.

Benefits of an Erasmus+ mobility period

  • Your stay is based on a coordinated programme
  • Professional exchange and new perspectives
  • Strengthening of social and linguistic competences
  • Expand and deepen networks
  • Each participant receives a certificate of participation

Duration and funding

Mobility periods usually last one working week. The Erasmus programme requires participants to stay 2 to 60 days.  

Erasmus+ mobility funding includes fixed allowances for travel and subsistence expenses. In this context, "green travel" is subsidized at a slightly higher rate for travel costs. University personnel with disabilities or chronic illness may also apply for additional funding.
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

Language skills

To communicate with your colleagues at the foreign host institution, you need adequate language skills. Typically, the language of communication is English. In the PEOE.IP portal, you can register for the continuing education program, which offers English courses at various levels.
Your knowledge of the working language should be at B1 level, preferably B2 (unless you are taking a language course). Here the individual levels are explained according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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