Study and Work Away Service

Staff mobility

Staff Mobility provides support and funding for academic and professional services staff to go abroad on short, normally week-long, teaching or training visits as part of their professional development.

Funding for 2022/23 activities

Due to the UK's departure from the EU, the 2022/23 academic year will be the final year in which we can offer Erasmus+ funding to support Go Abroad for Staff. 

We have now committed all remaining Erasmus+ funding for Europe and will be unable to support any new applications for funding unless previous applicants withdraw. 

We have very limited spaces available for non-European staff mobility.  Please contact if you would like to be considered for any funding which becomes available.  

Find out more about how Go Abroad for Staff on the following pages:

Eligibility and application

Find out about eligibility, how to apply, where you could go, and what you could do.

Funding available

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

How the programme works

A step-by-step guide through how to apply for and participate in the programme.

Benefits of going abroad

Consider the potential benefits and outcomes of a Go Abroad for Staff 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 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.


Find out about our sustainability goals and commitments and how Go Abroad for Staff can contribute to these.

Read our feature

Find out more about University of Edinburgh staff who have participated:

Edinburgh Global | Go Abroad - Staff Feature

Our Erasmus+ charter

More staff scholarships & funding opportunities

University of Edinburgh staff scholarships schemes

Fulbright scholar awards