Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility
Teaching in Europe
Teaching staff, researchers and doctoral students can receive funding for teaching, lectures, seminars, supervision and examinations at a partner university in Europe.
You can visit higher education institutions in any of the other countries participating in Erasmus+. There is a requirement for a bilateral agreement with the partner university that you want to visit. You are responsible for ensuring that there is a valid agreement. If there is no valid agreement, contact the international coordinator at your department/faculty and discuss the possibility of drafting an agreement.
Combining teaching with professional skill development
Combining teaching mobility with professional skill development means that you, as a teaching staff, can have more time for professional skill development during your mobility, e.g., job shadowing, observation periods, training or ‘staff weeks’. The mobility must include at least two working days and at least four hours of teaching (instead of eight hours, which is the normal requirement applied to mobility for teaching staff). For longer periods, the requirement is at least four hours of teaching per week. The maximum period approved is normally two to three weeks.
You apply for teaching staff mobility and include in your application that you intend to combine it with Erasmus+ professional development. All rules, except the one requiring eight hours of teaching per week, are the same as for mobility for teaching staff.
Countries you can travel to in Europe
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland.
Third countries associated with the Erasmus+ programme
North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Türkiye.
Mobility to the UK
From 1 September 2023, you can go on teaching mobility to the UK. Mobility to the UK takes place under the same conditions as for other countries, with the exception that the number of working days must be at least 5 (other countries minimum 2).
Deadline for applications
There is no deadline for applying for teaching staff mobility except before the summer. Applications are otherwise handled on an ongoing basis. Remember to apply for scholarships well in advance of your departure, preferably at least one month in advance. Scholarships can never be awarded retroactively.
Those involved in teaching students at Lund University are entitled to apply for teaching staff mobility. Consequently, there is no requirement for regular employment as instead there may be an agreement between Lund University and the teaching staff member, or Lund University and Region Skåne, for example. However, the exchange must take place during the period that the teaching staff member is affiliated to Lund University.
The budget of the EU/UHR can vary from year to year. Precedence is given to applicants who have not previously been granted funds for teaching staff mobility.
The stay must include a minimum of 2 working days and a minimum of 8 teaching hours. For longer periods, a minimum of 8 teaching hours per week applies. The maximum period granted is normally 2–3 weeks.
Teaching is considered to include all types of teaching of students in first, second and third cycle education in which the teaching staff member is physically present at the host higher education institution, for example lectures, seminars, individual supervision, examinations, etc.
According to the EU Commission´s regulations, preparation time and post-work time are not included in the concept of teaching hour, even if it is done in Sweden.
The teacher must stay in the host country during the mobility. This also applies to mobilities in Denmark. If the mobility takes place in Denmark, hotel receipt or similar must be uploaded to the Erasmus database under “Other documents”.
Fill out your application online to apply for an Erasmus grant.
Follow the instructions in the database. Start by filling in all the required fields.
Regarding the fields “Overall objectives of the mobility”, “Added value of the mobility”, “Content of the teaching programme” and “Expected outcomes and impact” in the application form, it is sufficient to provide a brief description of the planned mobility (a few sentences in each field is enough).
Once you have clicked "submit", under Required Actions, download and sign your Mobility Agreement. Once you have received all the signatures, upload it to the database – only then will we process your application. Then within two weeks you will receive an email informing you when it is time to re-enter the application to handle your Grant Agreement. Throughout the process, you will receive a notification via email with information about what needs to be done. For the scholarship to be paid out, three completed / signed documents are required: Mobility Agreement, Grant Agreement and Certificate of Attendance.
Certificate of Attendance must be uploaded no later than one month after the end of mobility.
You will, via email, receive a survey from the EU. This must be answered no later than one month after the end of mobility.
You can log in to the database at any time to see your application.
Funding comprises an amount based on the duration of the stay (daily subsistence allowance) and a travel allowance based on the distance between the home university and the receiving institution according to the EU Commission’s distance calculation. You can also receive compensation for travelling days to and from the destination.
The two parts form together the grant that will be transferred to the department upon return from the mobility. The grant from the Erasmus programme is not intended to cover all the costs for the trip. It is important that you come to an agreement with your division manager/head of department about how you will cover the costs of the exchange that may exceed the scholarship amount. In the case not all funding is used, it will be kept by the department.
One part of the grant is based on the distance between Lund and the city of the destination. The sums below cover both ways, but they are based on the single way. To calculate the distance, the Distance calculator of the European Union should be used.
The funds are paid to your division/department after the final documentation is received. Payments are made according to the currency exchange rate that applied when the funds were received by Lund University. To receive payment for your trip, you submit a travel expense report in Primula.
- During your stay abroad you will be insured through Kammarkollegiet. Contact your department for more information.
Read the terms of agreement at Kammarkollegiet’s website
- Bring the Försäkringskassan (Swedish national insurance agency) European health insurance card for a discount on possible health care costs.
Order the European health insurance card at Försäkringskassan’s website
- Bring information material on Lund University
Link to Corporate Communications
- Bring gifts for the host institution.
Find gifts at Lund University's "Universitetsbutiken"
- Contact the international office at your faculty and find out if there are any exchange students from Lund University at the host university who you should meet, or if there is something you should know about regarding the relations and collaboration between the universities.
Here you will find contact information for the faculties' international offices
- Link to utbyten.se where you will find the Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Contribution towards travel
Travel distance - Travel from Lund University to the city of the hosting institution (one way)
|Grant per person for a return trip||Green Travel|
|10 and 99 km||23 EUR||Not available|
|100 and 499 km||180 EUR||210 EUR|
|500 and 1999 km||275 EUR||320 EUR|
|2000 and 2999 km||360 EUR||410 EUR|
|3000 and 3999 km||530 EUR||610 EUR|
|4000 and 7999 km||820 EUR||Not available|
|8000 or more||1500 EUR||Not available|
Daily amount per country
|Amount per day during the first 14 days||Amount per day from day 15 to day 60|
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, UK||180 EUR||126 EUR|
|Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain||160 EUR||112 EUR|
|Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Republic of North Macedonia,Türkiye, Serbia||140 EUR||98 EUR|
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