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Developing your Skills Abroad with the Erasmus+ Programme

Through the Staff Mobility – Staff Training (STT) programme line, university staff can participate in further education or training abroad in Europe. Funding is available for activities at european universities and institutions in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries.

All info at a glance

Your advantages

In addition to the professional exchange and the expansion or deepening of networks, the focus is on strengthening your own linguistic and intercultural skills. You carry out the stay on the basis of a coordinated programme within the framework of your working hours. And the Erasmus programme finances you in the process.

Who can participate?

The programme is open to all employees of our university - from trainees to the president. Discuss your plans with your supervisor beforehand.

Length of stay

The duration of the mobility can be between 2 days and 2 months (excluding travel time).

The start date of the funded period of stay is the first day on which the participant must be present at the host institution, the end date is the last day on which the participant must be present at the host institution.

For reasons of available funds, it is not always possible to finance the entire duration of the stay.

Activity formats

  • Job shadowing and job shadowing
  • Language courses
  • International staff weeks
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Participation in curriculum development (lecturers)

Staff weeks and language courses

Universities and institutions abroad regularly organise so-called International staff weeks on various topics. Many institutes also offer language courses for university staff.

You can find an overview of Erasmus staff training opportunities in the iMOTION database.

Activities at partner universities

Our partner universities organise international staff weeks, which we will be happy to inform you about.

Financial support

You will receive a travel flat rate and a country-dependent daily flat rate before the start of your mobility. An additional settlement of the actual costs incurred after the stay is not necessary. If the actual costs exceed the maximum grant, the additional costs are to be borne by the participants themselves or covered by other funding pots at the FHP.

You will receive a daily flat rate per day of stay, depending on the country. The flat rates are set by the Erasmus+ programme as follows:

180 euros/day Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
160 euros/day Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
140 Euro/day Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

The travel costs are determined depending on real distances between the place of departure and the place of destination of the stay using a Europe-wide standardised calculation tool of the EU commission. If you travel all or part of the distance to your place of stay by sustainable means of transport, you may receive an additional supplement (top-up) on your travel allowance (environmentally friendly travel).


Distance Flat rate Allowance for environmentally friendly travel
10-99 km 20 euros -
100-499 km 180 euros 210 euros
500-1999 km 275 euros 320 euros
2.000-2.999 km 360 euros 410 euros
3000 -3999 km 530 euros 610 euros
4000 7999 km 820 euros -
8000 km and more: 1.500 euros
  • Procedure and application

    Just a few steps to a successful application!

  • 1. Initiate further training

    Organise the desired project. Discuss the appropriate activity in your department and contact the respective institutions.

  • 2. Submit application to the International Office

    If possible, send the application with the relevant documents to the international office ( Six weeks before the start of your stay. The international office will inform you about the funding and send you the Grant Agreement. Submit the following documents:

    • Internal Application (under "Downloads" and in the document centre)
    • Mobility Agreement (under "Downloads" and in the document centre)
    • Business trip application (in the document centre): As purpose indicate "Erasmus+ Staff Mobility, Budget Responsibility International Office" and for "4 expected costs & reimbursement" select "None (Insurance cover only)" - The International Office will sign as budget responsible.
  • 3. Prepare and carry out further training

    You can now book transport and accommodation yourself!

    If necessary, take out additional insurance for your time abroad. The Erasmus+ mobility grant is not linked to any insurance cover. Within the scope of the confirmed business trip with Erasmus funding, only the statutory accident insurance for full-time employees of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam also applies abroad. We advise you to take out health insurance abroad, liability insurance abroad and, if necessary, travel insurance and/or life insurance.

    Note: If necessary, collect invoices, tickets, etc. for your income tax return, where you can declare the excess mobility funding as income or declare additional costs.

  • 4. Finalise promotion

    After your stay abroad, you still need to complete the following steps:

    • Complete the EU survey (online)
    • Have the host institution sign the confirmation of stay (under "Downloads" or in the document centre).

    Deadline for submission: 6 weeks after the end date. The international office is entitled to partially or completely withdraw the Erasmus grant if you do not provide the necessary documents or do not provide them in time!

    If applicable, you can declare the excess mobility grant as income on your income tax return or declare additional costs.


Interner Antrag für eine Erasmus Staff Mobility (PDF, 116.37 KB)
Formular zur Beantragung einer Förderung für eine Erasmus Staff Mobility (Training oder Teaching)
Confirmation of Stay Erasmus+ Staff Mobility - Training (PDF, 60.05 KB)
Formular für die Anwesenheitsbestätigung des Erasmus Aufenthaltes zum Zweck der Fort- und Weiterbildung (Training)


Anke Weiß
Coordinator for International Mobility and Erasmus
Coordinator for Translation and Language Programmes

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