Study and Work Away Service

Staff mobility

Due to the UK's departure from the EU, we no longer have access to Erasmus+ funding to support international staff mobility.

Funding for staff mobility

The UK's replacement international programme, the Turing Scheme, unfortunately does not currently offer any funding to support staff mobility.  We do not have any alternative central source of funding available to support training and development opportunities abroad. 

Funding to support such activities should instead be sought from your College/School/Professional Service budget. 

If and when this situation changes, we will provide information on these pages.

The following links provide some information about staff mobility programmes and possible alternative sources of funding:

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Benefits of going abroad

Consider the potential benefits and outcomes of a staff mobility experience.

Practical arrangements

What you need to know about booking travel, accommodation, risk assessments, insurance and more.

Reflect on and share your experience

Consider what you've learned from your staff mobility 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.

Incoming staff mobility visits

Find out about hosting incoming staff through Erasmus+

Read our staff stories

We celebrated Europe Day 2023 by marking the impact of over 35 years of our involvement in the Erasmus+ programme. This is highlighted through stories from past student and staff participants, as we recognise the ongoing opportunities, activities and partnerships for which it has been the foundation.

Read our staff stories here

Read our feature

Find out more about University of Edinburgh staff who have participated in Go Abroad for Staff:

Edinburgh Global | Go Abroad - Staff Feature