There are two types of Staff Mobility

Teaching Mobility (for Academic staff)

This allows staff to contribute to, and learn from best practice, find out first-hand the workings of another European education system and contribute to teaching a course with European colleagues. The main purpose of this mobility should be for teaching and not research. You can undertake this type of mobility at another EU HEI providing we have an Erasmus+ agreement with them that includes teaching mobility. Please review the Erasmus Staff teaching agreements list to find out about your possible destinations.

The duration of a Teaching mobility must be a minimum of 2 days (excluding travel days) with a minimum of eight hours teaching delivered. This will allow you to provide a meaningful contribution to teaching at the partner institution. You can also meet up with any of our outgoing students who may be undertaking Erasmus study mobility at the partner HEI while you are there.

Training Mobility (for Academic or non-academic staff)

This supports professional development opportunities for staff to improve the skills required for their current job by participating in training in another European country. The training period may be in another EU HEI or any other appropriate organisation. A host HEI for staff training does not need to have an Erasmus+ Inter-institutional agreement with the University of Dundee.

Training may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses. This may be for transfer of knowledge and good practice, to learn from shared experience, acquire practical skills or discover new ideas for teaching and learning.

The recommended minimum duration of staff training mobility is 2 days (excluding travel time) with each day having a full schedule of training.

There is no funding available for attendance at conferences or partner institution International Staff Training Weeks.

How to apply

  1. Consult Line Manager for initial approval of proposed mobility and absence (ensuring any teaching/work responsibilities can be covered)
  2. Your application must demonstrate clear objectives and should also indicate how the proposed mobility will contribute to your School’s wider strategic goals for Internationalisation. Priority will be given to applications from staff who have not previously taken part in this type of activity.
  3. Complete the application form for Staff Mobility
  4. Submit your application form to your Line Manager for their approval and signature
  5. Submit the fully signed application form to by 24 July 2019

If your application is approved you will need to complete the following:

  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Agreement for Teaching or Training signed by a staff member, their line manager and representative of host institution/organisation. The host HEI or organisation must agree on the teaching or training programme in advance
  • Mobility Grant Agreement - you need to sign this before the start of your mobility (provided by the Go Abroad Team)
  • Certificate of Attendance - your host institution / company needs to complete this. Please return this to  on your return. (Provided by the Go Abroad Team)
  • After you finish your mobility you're required to complete an Erasmus Participant Online Survey (provided in an email from European Commission)


This is in the form of a travel grant allocation and a subsistence allocation which is calculated by the Go Abroad Team on approval of your application and reimbursement is made after the mobility has taken place and online survey has been submitted. All eligible expenses are subject to the standard University receipted expenses policy. Per diem payments are not available via Erasmus.

Travel grant allocations

This is for travel from the point of departure to point of arrival at the host institution i.e. airport transfers and return flights but not local travel for example taxis, trains or buses.

Travel Grants are paid according to the distance travelled, at the following rates. The distance of travel is calculated using the European Commission Distance Calculator.

For travel distances between

Funding per participant

100 - 499 km


500 - 1999 km


2000 - 2999 km


3000 - 3999 km


4000 - 7999 km


8000 km or more


Individual Support Allocations

This is for subsistence and accommodation costs. Travel days are not included in the calculation, only the days on which the activity is being undertaken at the host institution/company. If you wish to be considered for subsistence and accommodation costs for travel days, please ensure that you mention this on your application form.

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden - up to €180 per day

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain - up to €160 per day

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey - up to €140 per day

You may be able to get extra funding for mobility costs if you have a specific mobility need:

  • that exceeds the standard maximum grants
  • you can't get funding from another source.

You'll need to apply to the British Council direct. Contact us to find out more.