Go Abroad for Staff

Erasmus+ funding is currently available for academic and professional services staff to teach or train in Europe and beyond during the 2019/20 academic year.

COVID-19 update

Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, all outward travel is suspended until Sunday 31 May 2020. Applications for Erasmus funding via the Go Abroad Staff programme are currently suspended We will continue to monitor and review the situation and will update this page with further information as soon as possible. Find the latest information on the University's COVID-19 webpages.

What is Go Abroad for Staff? 

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Go Abroad for Staff provides support and funding for academic and non-academic staff to undertake short teaching or training visits to Europe and beyond.  The programme is open to all staff employed by the University of Edinburgh. 

A Go Abroad for Staff activity is a great way to pick up new ideas and practices, develop skills in your field, and to build and develop international relationships.  The knowledge and experience gained can benefit the individual participant professionally and personally, but can also benefit their wider team and the University through sharing of best practice, intercultural understanding and development of networks.  

Applicants need to identify and secure a teaching or training opportunity.  Funding is made available to participants with the support of the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. 

In 2018/2019 we sent 237 staff to 37 counties with almost €225,000 in Erasmus+ funding


Find out more about the process of a Go Abroad - Staff experience, from getting information, to applying and departing on your trip.

Benefits of going abroad

Consider the potential benefits of a Go Abroad for Staff experience, in the context of your development needs and your aims and objectives.

Eligibility and application

Find out whether you are eligible to participate and how to apply.

Where can I go?

Find out where you could go on a Go Abroad for Staff experience.

What can I do?

Find out what activities you can do with Go Abroad for Staff funding.

Funding available

Find out about how much Erasmus+ funding is available to support your teaching or training visit.

Practical arrangements

What you need to know about booking travel, accommodation, insurance and other health and safety considerations.

Reflect on and share your experience

Consider what you've learned from your Go Abroad experience and how you can use it, and share your knowledge with others.

Staff testimonials

Find out more about staff mobility experiences by reading some of our staff testimonials.

Climate conscious travel

Find out about reducing your carbon emissions from travel and other sustainability initiatives.

Sign up to our mailing list

Sign up to our mailing list to receive Go Abroad for Staff updates and application information:

Go Abroad - Staff Registration Form

Read our feature

Read about University of Edinburgh staff who have participated:

Edinburgh Global | Go Abroad - Staff Feature

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