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Mobility for Teaching Purposes at ERASMUS Partner Universities (STA)

Staff Mobility (STA1) and Company Staff Mobility (STA2)

ERASMUS supports guest lectureships at European partner universities (STA1), that hold an ERASMUS University Charter. The guest lecturers should contribute to strengthening the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its range of courses and impart their specialist knowledge to students who may not be able or do not want to study abroad. The exchange should contribute to developing joint study programs between the two partner universities, including the exchange of teaching content and methods. Teaching exchanges must last at least two days, last up to a maximum of 60 days and include at least eight hours of teaching per working week (five working days).

Funding is also available for periods of training for company personnel from abroad at German universities (STA2) in order to strengthen cooperation between universities and commercial enterprises.

Application procedure

The announcement of funding for Erasmus staff mobility is usually made after courses commence each winter semester by e-mail via the Erasmus departmental coordinators. Applications to participate in staff exchanges for 2023/24 can be submitted until October 31, 2023 (or later in consultation with Ms Bartke).

Documents to be submitted are the online application and the Mobility Agreement (DOCX, 50 kB), which must be drafted together with the host institution. Please log in to the online portal with your LDAP ID and start the online application. Please submit the PDF file of the completed online application together with your Mobility Agreement to your Erasmus departmental coordinator so that they can forward the application to the International Office.

Funding is available for the following people

  • Lecturers who are employed under contract at the university
  • Unfunded Lecturers
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Research assistants
  • Company Personnel (Incoming)

The program offers the following funding (up to set limits):

  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Reimbursement of living costs

Overview of the Erasmus item costs for staff mobility for teaching purposes (PDF, 136 kB)

Selection Procedure:

The decision on the allocation of funds will be made – where necessary if funds are not sufficient - in cooperation with an internal selection committee. The committee will base its decision on the selection criteria (e.g. first-time application, funding of young researchers, reciprocity, links to other exchange activities) in accordance with EU guidelines.


Anne Bartke

Tel.: +49 541 969-4765

Office: 19/E05
International Office
Neuer Graben 27
49074 Osnabrück