Study and Work Away Service

Eligibility and application

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

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.  


Applicants may be employed in a full time, part time, permanent or temporary capacity but must be on a current contract at the time the planned Go Abroad for Staff activity is scheduled to take place.

Your activity must include a minimum of 8 hours of teaching or training activity per week. 

Unfortunately staff whose contract is with a subsidiary of the University (eg. Edinburgh Innovations) are not currently eligible to participate. 

  • Visits to European institutions must last a minimum of 2 working days (not including travel) and must be completed by 31 May 2023. 
  • For non-European institutions, visits must last 5 working days and be completed by 31 July 2023.


You can complete an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Application by downloading it below.  

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Application Form

Your application should outline your planned activities and demonstrate clear objectives.  It should also indicate how your activity will contribute to your own professional development as well as the strategic goals for internationalisation in your School or Service.  

Please send all completed applications, with risk assessment, by email to  

Successful applicants will be required to complete a further Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Teaching or Training Agreement and Grant Agreement prior to departure - these forms will be sent to the participant with confirmation of the funding allocated plus other important documents and guidance. 

For information on how we use your data, please view our privacy notice:

Go Abroad - Staff Privacy Notice


The following sections provide answers to some of the questions you may have about Go Abroad for Staff.