Guest lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its teaching offer and impart their expertise to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad.
If possible, the development of joint study programs at the partner universities should play a role in this, as should the exchange of teaching content and methods.
Staff from foreign companies and organizations can also be invited to German universities for teaching purposes.
Staff mobility must take place in a program country that is not the country of the sending university (except for incoming mobility, see below) and not the main country of residence of the person concerned.
For teaching purposes, higher education staff from a German higher education institution with ECHE may be promoted to a receiving higher education institution with ECHE (outgoing mobility) as well as staff from another institution located in another program country (incoming mobility), which is active in the labor market or in the fields of education, training or youth, may be promoted to a German higher education institution with ECHE for teaching purposes.
Teaching stays within Europe last between two days and two months (in each case excluding travel time); the teaching load is at least eight hours per week or part thereof.
Eligible group of persons
- Professors and lecturers with contractual relationship to the university
- Lecturers without endowment
- Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
- Company personnel
The contact with the foreign university or the foreign company has to be made by the participant himself/herself in consultation with the International Office.
- Funding is only available for stays at ERASMUS partner universities of Fachhochschule Dortmund.
- The partner university must hold an ERASMUS+ University Charter (EUC).
- An Inter-Institutional Agreement for Staff Mobility (ST) must have been concluded with the partner university. (Note: If you are planning a stay at a European university with which no bilateral ST agreement exists yet, please contact the International Office).
- A written agreement on the content and scope of the program must be made with the partner university ("Work Plan"). The agreement must be signed by the employee, the supervisor, the ERASMUS university coordinator and the host university before the start of the trip.
- Duration of stay: minimum 2 working days, maximum 2 months.
Teaching: minimum 8h
Mobility for teaching purposes must include at least 8 teaching hours in one week or shorter period. For each additional day of stay beyond one week (7 days), the minimum number of hours per additional day is calculated as follows: 8 hours divided by 5 days multiplied by the number of additional days.
Deadlines, organization and application
Please submit the following documents via Mobility Online(Opens in a new tab) up to 6 weeks before the start of your mobility:
- Application form
- Business trip application approved by your supervisor(s)
- Confirmation from the partner university/company (e-mail is also sufficient) that you have been accepted, stating the exact dates of your visit
- completed Staff Mobility Agreement for Teaching
You will then receive a funding agreement, which you should sign and return to Ms. Hösch before your trip.
At the latest 4 weeks after your return, please submit the final confirmation of staff mobility (Confirmation, see documents in the right column) to us.
In addition, you must answer an EU Survey online questionnaire. The link will be sent by e-mail from the EU Commission directly to the employee.
- Reimbursement of travel expenses
- Reimbursement of accommodation costs in the amount of an EU daily rate, graded according to the destination country.
- For disabled persons and single parents there is the possibility of special support.
Financial support for Erasmus mobility for teaching purposes or for further and continuing education is subject to available funds and is based on the different costs of living in the destination countries ("program countries"). Uniform daily rates/unit costs apply for funding by German universities.
As of project year 2014, fixed unit costs apply for Germany for four country groups up to the 14th day of stay; from the 15th to the 60th day of stay, funding amounts to 70% of the stated unit costs. These are made up as follows (stated as unit costs of the activity per day per participant (without travel day)):
|Target country||until the 14th day||day 15 to day 60|
|Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland,
|160 €||112 €|
|Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France,
Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein,
Luxembourg, Norway, Austria, Poland,
Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey,
|140 €||98 €|
|Germany (incomer), Lithuania, Malta,
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Portugal, Slovakia, Spain
|120 €||84 €|
|Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Slovenia||100 €||70 €|
In addition to these unit costs, there are travel costs depending on real distances between the origin and destination of mobility, which are uniformly calculated throughout Europe can be determinded with a calculation tool(Opens in a new tab) .
The following amounts are reimbursed, per stay and depending on the distance:
|Simple distance according to distance calculator||Unit cost per participant (round trip)|
|< 100km||not applicable|
|100 km – 499 km||180 €|
|500 km – 1.999 km||275 €|
|2000 km – 2.999 km||360 €|
|3000 km – 3.999 km||530 €|
|4000 km – 7.999 km||820 €|
|8000 km and more||1.100 €|
Please note that arrival days, weekends and public holidays in the destination country cannot be funded.
There is no reimbursement of travel expenses under the LRKG NRW.
Note on business trip accounting
There is no reimbursement of travel expenses under the LRKG NRW, as you will be paid unit costs.
If you would still like to submit a business trip statement because the travel costs are higher than the Erasmus+ funding, please select "Partial" under "Reimbursement of costs by third parties" in the business trip application. A copy of the grant agreement must then be attached to the settlement documents.
Tax law notice
The Erasmus+ mobility grant includes the accommodation and travel costs, which are subsidized by the EU Commission / DAAD as unit costs. The beneficiary is obliged to personally pay tax on possible positive differences between real costs and unit costs.