Staff toolkit

Staff teaching

Funding is available for academic staff to undertake short teaching visits to one of our partner institutions.

The application deadline for 2017/18 has been extended until 30 November 2017.  Applications received after this date will be considered subect to availability of funds.

Where can I go?


Staff can apply for a funded place to teach abroad at any non-UK European university with which we have a valid Erasmus bilateral agreement.  

View our existing Teaching Mobility agreements for 2017/18

If you would like to set up a new teaching agreement with a European institution, please submit a proposal form to the Go Abroad team. An agreement with the opposite institution can then be established and you can apply for funding for a teaching visit.

Outside Europe

We also have agreements with institutions outside Europe through the International Credit Mobility programme, where teaching visits may be undertaken. 

Find out about our International Credit Mobility partners

If you are interested in undertaking a teaching visit to any of these partners, please email

I have just returned from a profitable (and enjoyable) teaching exchange trip to UAB…  many thanks for all the help you have given me in my application for the teaching exchange.

Gerard Maher, LawUndertook a Teaching visit to Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain

How long can I go for?

Teaching visits normally last one week.  Staff are required to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching per week or part of week. 

Weekends are not usually considered for support unless they are working days. In such cases, the teaching programme should demonstrate that teaching activities will be undertaken for the reported period.

A subsistence allowance for up to 2 travel days may also be funded if requested at time of application.

Once dates for the teaching visit have been agreed with the partner institution, you should complete a Staff Teaching Mobility Agreement outlining your planned visit dates and teaching programme.  This should be submitted at least 1 month prior to the planned visit. 

The Erasmus experience in Berlin has been great! Thanks again for the opportunity.

Laura Candiotto, PhilosophyUndertook a Teaching visit to Free University Berlin, Germany

How do I apply?

An initial application for funding should be submitted to

Funding is limited and the application process may be competitive.  All applications will be assessed on submission, and the applicant will receive an email to advise on the availability and amount of funding. 

Successful applicants will be required to complete an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Teaching 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.  The Teaching Agreement  must be agreed formally by both the home and host institution and submitted at least 1 month prior to the planned visit.

The trip was productive and enjoyable and I hope we can repeat it in the near future. 

Nikolia-Sotiria Kartalou, ArchitectureUndertook a Teaching visit to the National School of Architecture and Landscape Bordeaux, France

Receiving funding

The grant is divided into travel allowance and subsistence allowance.  The travel allowance can be paid to the staff member in advance of the mobility.  The subsistence allowance will be paid after the mobility activity is completed. 

The following documentation must be returned to the Go Abroad office, confirming successful attendance and completion of the Teaching Programme:

  • Signed Teaching Mobility Agreement (to be completed before mobility)
  • Signed Grant Agreement (to be completed before mobility)
  • Flight receipts and/or booking
  • Signed Certificate of Attendance (to be completed and signed by representative at host institution at the end of the mobility)
  • Online feedback report (to be completed once mobility is complete - this report will be sent to participants by email by the European Commission)

Related links

British Council - Erasmus+ staff teaching