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Teaching Abroad with Erasmus+

Become part of the European knowledge community! The University of Applied Sciences Potsdam supports you through the European Erasmus+ programme with a mobility grant for short-term teaching mobility for teaching purposes at European partner universities.

All info at a glance

What is it about?

Get an international teaching experience and share your expertise as a guest lecturer at a partner university of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Gain an insight into new forms of teaching. Exchange teaching content and methods. Expand your network and promote exchange between the partner university and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Who can participate?

  • Lecturers who have a contractual relationship with the university
  • Lecturers without an endowment
  • Lecturers with contracts for work and services
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Research assistants
  • PhD students with a contractual relationship to the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

What is promoted?

Funding is provided for business trips to teach at the partner university for at least eight hours of teaching per week. For stays of more than 5 days, the number of teaching hours is increased by 8 hours per 5 days. Teaching events can take various forms: seminars, lectures, presentations, tutorials, supervision of doctoral students, etc.

Where to go?

The partner universities of University of Applied Sciences Potsdam have approved networks and extensive experience in the field of exchange. Feel free to contact the partner universities directly. You can also search the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Platform database.


How long can you be abroad for?

The duration of the funding is between 2 days and 2 months (excluding travel time). Depending on the availability of funds, it is not always possible to finance the entire duration of the stay.

Financial support

You will receive a travel allowance and a country-dependent daily allowance before the start of your stay abroad.

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

Tips for the stay

You must book the flight and accommodation yourself.

It is not necessary to settle the actual costs incurred after the stay on the basis of receipts, as you will receive lump sums.
If necessary, you can declare the surplus mobility grant as income on your income tax return or declare additional costs. So collect bills, tickets, etc. anyway.

Take out additional insurance for abroad. Within the scope of the confirmed business trip with Erasmus funding, the statutory accident insurance for full-time employees of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam also applies abroad. Otherwise, Erasmus+ funding does not include any insurance coverage. We advise you to take out health insurance abroad, liability insurance abroad and, if necessary, travel insurance and/or life insurance.

Make a request

Before the stay

If possible, send your application to the International Office ( with the following documents 6 weeks before the start of your stay:

  • Internal application
  • Mobility Agreement
  • Business trip application ("Dienstreiseantrag"): As purpose indicate: "Erasmus+ staff mobility, budget responsibility International Office" and at "4: Expected costs & reimbursement" select "None (only insurance cover)" - The International Office will sign as budget responsible.

After your stay abroad

The International Office is entitled to partially or fully reclaim the Erasmus funding if you do not provide the necessary documents to be submitted or do not provide them in time!


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