You can take part in a funded Erasmus+ staff mobility whether you are a member of teaching, administrative or technical staff.

Staff mobility enables staff to develop new skills; you can get to know first-hand the workings of another European educational system, learn and share new ideas and explore best practices to take back to the UK. You may know of students who have benefited from Erasmus+ mobility so why not have your own Erasmus+ experience.

There are two types of Staff Mobility

  • Teaching Mobility (for Academic staff)
  • Training Mobility (for Academic or non-academic staff)

Teaching Mobility

You can undertake a Staff Teaching Mobility at another EU HEI providing we have an Erasmus+ agreement with them. Please contact the Erasmus Academic Co-ordinator in your School/discipline for information on 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. 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 at the partner HEI while you are there.

Training Mobility (academic or non-academic)

Erasmus+ training periods support the professional development of HEI staff. 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

Complete the relevant Application form and Agreement (typed is preferred to handwritten)

Please ensure the Training or Teaching Mobility Agreement is as detailed as possible.

Print off forms and obtain relevant signatures

Return both forms to the Erasmus Institutional Co-ordinator (EIC) – Pam Brown

If your application is approved you need to complete the following

  • Mobility Grant Agreement - you need to sign this before the start of your mobility.
  • Certificate of Attendance - your host institution / company needs to complete this. Please return this to the EIC when you return.
  • After you finish your mobility you're required to complete an Erasmus Participant Online Survey 



This is in the form of a travel grant allocation and a subsistence allocation which is calculated by the EIC and reimbursement is made after the mobility has taken place and all documents completed. 

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.



Amount per day in EUR

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden


Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain


Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey


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 for from another source.

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