Staff and teaching mobility

Would you like to experience the world from a different perspective? Broaden your horizons and take part in an exchange with fellow teachers in other countries? Or are you simply looking for a change of scenery? If so, our staff mobility programme might be the right option for you.

Mobility programme for teaching

Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences offers funding for staff teaching exchanges with partner universities in any of the 34 Erasmus+ programme countries (EU 34).

Academic teaching staff may seek Erasmus+ funding for a teaching period at a European partner university that holds an Erasmus University Charter. Through their stay, visiting lecturers are hoped to strengthen the European dimension of the host university, expand the range of courses on offer and impart their knowledge and expertise to students who do not have the opportunity to study abroad. Other objectives include the development of joint degree programmes by the two partner universities and an exchange of course content and teaching methods.

All members of the academic staff at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences are eligible for this programme. The minimum stay at the partner university is two days, with a minimum of eight teaching hours.

Academic staff participating in the mobility programme at partner universities within the framework of Erasmus+ will receive the following:

  • Lump sum for travel expenses (calculated on the basis of the distance travelled)
  • Lump sum for accommodation (based on the destination country)

Mobility programme for further training

As another means of enhancing the internationalisation of universities, it is possible for university staff from all areas of work (teaching and administration) to participate in further training courses at European universities and at companies/institutions abroad.

All members of staff at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, including lecturers on hourly contracts, as well as retired lecturers, are eligible for this programme. The minimum stay abroad is two working days.

Those participating in the mobility programme for further training at partner universities within the framework of Erasmus+ will receive the following:

  • Lump sum for travel expenses (calculated on the basis of the distance travelled)
  • Lump sum for accommodation (based on the destination country)

Are you interested? Have a look at current offers for Erasmus+ staff trainings.

Your guide to international staff mobility

International staff mobility in ten easy steps

  1. First, it’s important to be interested in participating in an international staff mobility programme.
  2. Make a decision about the working language, field of work and time frame for your staff mobility programme, as well as the specific host institution you would like to go to.
  3. Consider the offers from partner universities for teaching and/or further training programmes sent by e-mail by the International Office.
  4. Take the necessary steps to get in touch with the host institution to agree on details
  5. After you have received confirmation/an invitation from the host institution: Read the information on data protection for the use of "Mobility-Online" and fill in the online application form (training mobility / teaching mobility) following the instructions that will be sent to you by e-mail. Submit the application for approval of business travel.
  6. Complete the pre-filled Mobility Agreement which will be sent to you by e-mail and forward it to the host institution for them to sign. Finally, sign the agreement yourself.
  7. Book your accommodation and your transport (We recommend booking flights as early as possible in order to get the best deal.
  8. Sign the Grant Agreement which the International Office will send to you by e-mail.
  9. The first instalment of the Erasmus+ grant will be paid.
  10. Get in touch with the host institution to let them know when you will be arriving and to arrange the details of your mobility programme.

During your staff mobility programme

  1. Before the end of your international staff mobility programme, have the Letter of Confirmation signed as proof that you have completed the programme.

After your staff mobility programme

  1. Participate in the EU’s online survey (upon request by e-mail).
  2. Submit the original Letter of Confirmation to the International Office.
  3. Settlement of travel expenses (Payment of the second instalment of the Erasmus+ grant cannot be made until the online survey has been completed and the Letter of Confirmation submitted.)