Abroad

Abroad

What is the purpose?

With staff mobility, teachers can execute an educational assignment at a partner institution and staff members (teachers and other staff members) can follow a training course in one of the programme countries. The scholarships are intended as compensation of the staff member's extra expenses such as travel costs and the associated lodging costs in the guest country. The supplement does not aim to cover all the costs of the stay abroad. The scholarships are intended:

  • for short-term mobility to another Erasmus programme country. The guest country must be a programme country different from the institution's home country and the country in which the staff member lives during his/her regular work.
  • for periods of mobility at public or private organisations that are active in the employment market or in the area of education, training or youth issues such as enterprises in the public or private sector, research facilities and institutions or foundations.

For whom?

For WP and OBP. The programme consists of 2 types:

  • STA: for teachers (WP) who wish to execute an educational assignment at a partner institution in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries.
  • STT: for staff members (WP and OBP) who wish to do a staff training in an Erasmus+ programme country. The staff training must take place in the context of professional development: the purpose of the training is to improve the staff member's skills and competences in order to promote professional development. The training may consist of (language) training courses, job shadowing, observation periods, training at a partner institution or at another relevant organisation in a programme country. Conferences and workshops are excluded.

What is the amount the scholarship?

The amount of the scholarship depends on the country where the receiving institution is established and the duration. The European Committee has subdivided the programme countries into 4 groups. The daily amounts have been established at a national level.


Destination country

Scholarship amount per day

Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom

80

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Romania, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey

70

Germany, Spain, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Macedonia

60

Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia

50

  • For days 1 through 14, the grant amounts to 100% of the daily amount in the table. If the period is longer than 14 days, the daily grant for days 15 through the end date amounts to 70% of the daily amount.
  • In addition to the daily supplement, staff members may also be eligible for compensation of travel costs depending on the distance between the home institution and the receiving institution/organisation (a minimum of 100 km).

How many scholarships or there and how are they distributed?

The Erasmus+ scholarship budget from UT is limited and is assigned on the principle of “first-come, first-served". No rights may be derived from the information on this website.

What are the conditions?

  • Duration: the mobility period for an activity must be at least 2 and no more than 60 days, excluding travel time. An educational assignment (STA) must comprise at least 8 hours of lessons each week (or for each day, if this is shorter than one week).
  • Work relationship: to be eligible, the staff member must be employed by UT.
  • Payment: the payment of the supplements for staff members will be made out in the name of the relevant faculty; payment will not be made to the staff member him/herself.
  • Double funding: the Erasmus+ allowance may not be used to cover costs that are already funded by other European monies (Strategic Partnerships, for example).
  • Charter: if the exchange is with an institute of higher education, then the guest institution must have a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. If the exchange is with a different type of organisation, then it suffices that UT has the Charter as the home institution.
  • Specifically for STA: scholarships for educational assignments may be granted only to those teachers who go on exchange on the basis of an inter-institutional agreement concluded between the two institutions before the exchange takes place.

How much paperwork?

In general, forms must be filled in and signed prior to departure, during the stay and after return. These are forms that UT is required to use in order to pay out these scholarships. This concerns such documents as the ‘Mobility Agreement’, the ‘Grant Agreement’, the ‘Certificate of Attendance’ and the ‘Participant Report’.

Registration and additional information:

The UT contact person for the Erasmus+ staff scholarships is Marianne van der Vegt, tel. +31 53 489 3908, m.j.m.d.vandervegt@utwente.nl. If you have any questions or wish to register, please get in touch.