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
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.
- 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.