The Erasmus+ programme brought about by the European Union is contributing to the internationalisation of universities and promotes the cooperation and exchange of European universities.
If you feel like becoming a guest lecturer at a European university, you will find all necessary information to realise your dream here.
Planning and Organisation
Please apply for your planned mobility in good time, since there are only limited funds available for the current funding period.
If possible, please submit your application 2 months prior to your planed mobility.
Funding with Erasmus+ means can be granted if sufficient funds are available and a complete application has been submitted. The stays can be subsidised with Erasmus+ funding rates for staff mobility.
- Repeated funding is possible. However, employees who are taking part in the mobility measures for the first time are preferred.
- Applications are processed and checked for funding opportunities according to the time of submission.
- Staff mobility has to take place in a country which is not the country of the sending university and which is not the primary residence of the participant.
Due to the granted financial means, TU Darmstadt is funding stays of at least two working days up to ten working days. The minimum duration is two working days. Days used for private purposes and weekends cannot be funded. If the day of arrival or the day of departure does not correspond with the first or the last working day of the mobility measure, respectively, one additional travelling day can be funded.
The actual duration of the stay has to be confirmed at the end of the stay by the receiving institution. The host institution needs to confirm the precise start and end date of the stay within the framework of the mobility.
In the case of mobility for staff teaching purposes, the lessons taught by the participant also need to be listed in the confirmation.
Participants need to have sufficient insurance coverage (health insurance, if necessary liability and/or accident insurance) in the host country. Participants are required to take care of insurance themselves since there is no insurance coverage included in the programme. For all participants of the Erasmus+ programme there is the possibility to be included in the DAAD group insurance, which offers comprehensive insurance coverage (further information at DAAD, insurance section, 0228/882-400)
Application and Forms / Mobility Agreements
Prior to the mobility
Please submit an invitation from the host university.
The form “Mobility Agreement – Staff Mobility for Teaching/Training” has to be filled in:
- By the sending university: Participant + signature of departmental chairperson / Unit for International Relations and Mobility
- By the receiving university: signature
The „Grant Agreement“ (financial subsidy) has to be filled in:
- By the sending university: Unit for International Relations and Mobility
- By the participant of the mobility: signature
Please note: The Grant Agreement is only valid with the original signature
During the Mobility
The confirmation of the duration of stay at the host university needs to be filled in and signed at the end of the stay by the host university and the participant.
After the Mobility
Participants of the mobility write an experience report or take part in the online EU survey.
The participant and the Unit for International Relations and Mobility will make the settlement for the mobility.
With the programme generation Erasmus+, the financial subsidy has been converted into a lump sum (so-called unit costs) for travelling and accommodation costs. Any positive difference between actual costs and unit costs can be kept by the participant and, if needs be, have to be taxed personally.
The calculation of unit costs for travelling can be done with the Distance Calculator of the European Commission. The amount identified in the table below refers to all travelling costs (outward and return journey).
< 100 km – no subsidy
100–499 km – 180 EUR
500–1,999 km – 275 EUR
2,000–2,999 km – 360 EUR
3,000–3,999 km – 530 EUR
4,000–7,999 km – 820 EUR
8.000 km and more 1,3000 EUR
Individual Support per Day:
Unit costs for host country per participant per day:
- Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom: 160 EUR
- Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Austria, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, Cyprus: 140 EUR
- Germany, Latvia, Malta, Macedonia (FYROM), Portugal, Slovakia, Spain: 120 EUR
- Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia: 100 EUR
Please note: the participant’s mobility programme needs to confirm that there have been activities related to the mobility measure on the funded days.
Parallel funding for similar costs from other funds provided by other EU programmes is not possible.
Grants for Participants with Special Needs
Participants of staff mobility whose degree of disability is at least 50% can apply for a special grant.
Mobility for Teaching Purposes / Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments
For teaching purposes, university staff can be funded at a receiving university with the European Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) (outgoing mobility). The same applies for university staff from an institution in another programme country (incoming mobility).
Mobility for teaching purposes or mobility for staff teaching assignments has to include at least eight teaching hours within one week or within a shorter period of time. For every additional day of stay longer than one week (seven days), the minimum number of teaching hours is calculated as follows: eight hours divided by five days multiplied by the number of additional days.
The following persons can be funded within the framework of mobility for staff teaching assignments:
- lecturers who are in a contractual relationship with the university (and they need an official TU Darmstadt application/business trip)
- lecturers without allocations
- temporary lecturers
- emeritus professors and retired teachers
- scientific employees
- company personnel (only incoming)