Mobility in teaching and research


Erasmus mobility for teaching purposes

Brief explanation: Erasmus for teaching purposes in Europe (Teaching Mobility) (The short stays funded by the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg are limited to the European area.)

The European Union’s Erasmus programme does not just provide funding for students who wish to spend a part of their degree studying at an Erasmus partner university or complete an internship within Europe, it also provides funding for guest lecturers at partner universities that have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). 

1) What are the aims of Erasmus teaching staff mobility?
The stay abroad should enable guest lecturers to strengthen the European dimension of the host university, to broaden its teaching offer, and to share their specialist knowledge with those students who cannot or do not want to study abroad.
This should include the development of joint study programmes at the two partner universities and the exchanging of teaching content and methods.

2) What are the requirements for funding?
The Nuremberg Institute of Technology can send teaching staff to a European university, provided an inter-institutional Erasmus contract has been concluded with that university in advance that explicitly provides for teaching staff mobility.
The IO can provide you with information concerning the partner universities with which an agreement of this type is in place.

3) Who at the Ohm can receive funding?

  • Professors/lecturers who have a contractual relationship with the university
  • Teaching staff with work contracts
  • Research associates

4) What can funding be provided for?

  • Stays by guest lecturers (min. 2 and max. 60 days) with a length of at least 8 teaching hours per week

    e.g.:   3-day stay – 8 teaching hours
               7-day stay–8 teaching hours
  • The Erasmus mobility grant includes travel and subsistence costs, which are subsidised in the form of unit costs. The unit costs are paid to the person receiving the funding in full. Any difference between the amount provided and the actual unit costs remain with the person receiving the funding and must be paid by them personally.
  • Funding may be given to the same person more than once in principle, but priority must be given to people who have not previously benefited from Erasmus teaching secondment grants.
  • It is not permitted to receive funding from a different EU programme to cover costs of the same nature.
  • People with a disability can request additional special funding.
  • If at least one of the mobility travel legs (outward or return journey) is via a low-emission means of transport (e.g. rail, bus, bicycle), a “green travel” grant will be granted additionally.

5) How is the grant calculated?
The amount of the Erasmus mobility grant for teaching purposes differs in accordance with the cost of living in the host countries (“programme countries”). Daily flat rates apply in the case of funding provided by German universities.

a) Daily Erasmus unit costs for stays abroad
The following fixed daily rates apply in Germany for each of the following three groups of countries, up until the 14th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling); from the 15th to the 60th day of your stay (not including days spent travelling) the amount of funding provided falls to 70% of the daily rate specified.

Group 1: for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
180 euros per day; 126 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 2: for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
160 euros per day; 112 euros from day 15 onwards

Group 3: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
140 euros per day; 98 euros from day 15 onwards

b) Travel costs
In addition to these daily rates, travel costs are also reimbursed in accordance with the actual distance between the places at which the mobility begins and ends. Throughout Europe, those distances are determined using a standardized calculation tool (the Distance Calculator).

The following amounts are paid for each stay and in accordance with the distance travelled:

  • 0 km–99 km: 23 euros
  • 100 km – 499 km: 180 euros - 210 euros for green travel
  • 500 km – 1,999 km: 275 euros - 320 euros for green travel
  • 2,000 km – 2,999 km: 360 euros - 410 euros for green travel
  • 3,000 km – 3,999 km: 530 euros - 610 euros for green travel
  • 4,000 km – 7,999 km: 820 euros
  • 8,000+ km: 1,500 euros

Teaching secondment from Nuremberg to Antwerp, Belgium from Monday to Wednesday:

Simple distance according to the Distance Calculator: 512.51 km, so, in accordance with the overview provided above, the unit costs payable for return travel would be 275 euros. 

The subsistence grant for 3 allowable days = 3 x 160 euros = 480 euros.
The total grant would therefore amount to 755 euros.

The start date of the stay for which funding is provided is the first day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The end date is the last day on which the participant is expected to be present at the host institution. The actual duration of the stay is to be verified by means of a confirmation from the host institution following the completion of your stay.

6) Programme itinerary and Erasmus forms
At least eight weeks before the mobility for teaching purposes, you must submit an official travel request in the “Mitarbeiterservice Bayern” portal. When the travel request has been approved, it will be forwarded via email to the International Office.

Erasmus grants can only be awarded if a valid travel authorisation request exists.

In addition, prior to the commencement of the teaching secondment abroad, an agreement/
Grant Agreement, in which the mobility terms (e.g. confirmation of the host university) and the obligations of the teaching staff (e.g. obligation to pay back the grant in the event of a failure to comply with the contractual provisions, presentation of a report, etc.) are set out in detail, together with a
Teaching Mobility Agreement, must be concluded.
Following the completion of the stay, its actual length is to be documented by means of a
confirmation from the host institution.
Upon completion of the teaching secondment abroad, the person receiving the funding will receive an automatic email generated by the European Commission’s Mobility Tool with a request to complete an
online EU survey.
If the approved travel request is received in good time (at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the stay abroad), all of the relevant Erasmus forms referred to above will be provided by the International Office.

7) Contact

Semsi Colak-Dötzer
Office hours by telephone (0911/5880-4851), MS Teams, or on campus:
Wednesday, 9.30 – 11.30 am 
Thursday, 1.00 – 3.00 pm 

Additional information and advice concerning the Erasmus mobility measures can also be obtained from the:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation
Kennedyallee 50
53115 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228/882-578
Fax: +49 (0)228/882-555
Email: eu-programmeatdaadPunktde 

UAS.International: Congress and fair trips

This programme supports the active participation of members of German universities of applied sciences (UASs) at international academic congresses, conferences, or fairs (in person or online). Further information is available online.

DAAD short- and long-term teaching opportunities

As part of the DAAD’s statutory mission to foster academic relations with other countries, the DAAD uses funds from the Federal Foreign Office to arrange and promote short- and long-term teaching opportunities (information in German) at state-recognised foreign universities.