STA: Mobility for Teaching Purposes (Teacher Mobility)[1]

Teacher mobility and staff at foreign companies

ERASMUS+ provides financial support for guest lecturers at European partner universities (STA) that possess an ERASMUS+ Charter for Higher Education  (ECHE). Faculty members at a German university having an ECHE may receive financial aid to teach at a guest university having an ECHE (referred to as "outgoing mobility"), and staff employed at an institution in another country involved in general education and vocational training or youth programmes may receive financial aid to teach at a German university having an ECHE (referred to as "incoming mobility").

During their stays at universities in other European countries visiting lecturers strengthen the European dimension of the guest institution, supplement the course offerings there and convey concepts of their fields to those students who cannot or do not wish to study abroad. In the process both partner institutions involved have the task of developing a joint programme and exchanging teaching material and methods.

Teaching placements must involve a minimum of eight teaching hours per week or a shorter time period. Erasmus+ funding is available for stays from two consecutive days to two months (60 days).

Financial aid is also available for teaching arrangements provided by foreign company employees at German universities with the aim to strengthen cooperation between universities and businesses.

The following groups can receive financial aid within the scope of ST mobility (STA and STT):

+ lecturers having a contract with the university
+ lecturers without remuneration
+ assistant lecturers with contracts
+ emeritus professors and retired lecturers
+ research assistants (or trainees in the case of STT)
+ company staff (incoming)

The programme offers the following benefits:

+ reimbursement of travel expenses
+ reimbursement of costs incurred during a stay up to a maximum EU rate determined according to the destination country

For more information contact the International Office.

STT: Mobility for training purposes for faculty and staff (teaching and administration)[2]

Another type of grant provided that serves to promote the internationalization of universities are training programmes for faculty and staff (teaching and administration) at European universities and foreign companies or institutions.

Stays abroad must last a minimum of two working days and may not exceed two months (60 days).

STT mobility programmes provide grants for all organizational units. Examples include:

+ general and technical administration
+ library
+ departments
+ finance & budget office
+ international office
+ public relations office
+ students advisory service
+ technology & transfer
+ training

The programme offers the following benefits:

+ reimbursement of travel expenses
+ reimbursement of costs incurred during a stay up to a maximum EU rate graduated according to the destination country

For more information contact the International Office.


[1] www.eu.daad.de/sta

[2] www.eu.daad.de/stt