Funding is available for academic staff to undertake short teaching visits, normally lasting a week, to our Erasmus partner institutions.
Please note: The information on this page is a guide only. Teaching Mobility applications have now closed for funding year 2012/13. The next funding year commences on 1 June 2013 - please return to this page in May 2013 for updated information and documentation for 2013/14.
Staff are obliged to deliver at least 5 hours of teaching. A minimum of 5 working days is normally required - shorter periods must be exceptional.
For teaching periods of 5 days or less, weekends are not usually considered for support unless they are working days. In such cases, the teaching programme should demonstrate that teaching activities have been undertaken for the reported period.
Prior to any teaching visit, staff must first complete a Teaching Mobility agreement and Teaching Programme, to be submitted to the International Office.
The agreement and teaching programme must be submitted by 15 January of any given academic year. Funding will not normally be available for applications received after this date.
On their return, the participant must submit a final report online, as well as their expenses claim and receipts.
For completion of the online report, the Erasmus code for Edinburgh is UK EDINBUR01. The EUC number is 28291.
A maximum of €500 is available towards travel costs (including travel to, from, and in the host country).
Maximum amounts available towards accommodation and subsistence costs vary depending on the length of the visit and the destination country, according to the following table. Days spent travelling are not included in subsistence payments.
All payments, for travel and subsistence, will be made on the basis of receipted expenditure and may be subject to audit.
|Country||Daily (1-6 days)||1 week (7 days)||2 weeks||Additional weeks (per week)|
|Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Slovakia||€105||€735||€1029||€117.60|
|Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia||€112||€784||€1097.60||€126.70|
|Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg||€119||€833||€1166.20||€133|
|Austria, Italy, Netherlands||€133||€931||€1303.40||€149.10|
Following a teaching visit, staff must return an expenses claim form and all original receipts to the International Office. Reimbursement will be made on the basis of receipted expenditure up to the limits stated above.
Staff are reminded to take out adequate insurance to cover their teaching visit. The University's Insurance Office can organise travel insurance for staff undertaking a teaching visit - this may be claimed under expenses.
Please read the Finance Office's guidelines on reimbursement of expenses before submitting your claim.
If you would like to set up a new agreement with a particular university, a proposal form for a new TM agreement is required, approved by your Head of School or subject area.
Please contact the International Office for details of existing TM agreements in your subject area.
This article was published on Apr 8, 2013