Incoming Teaching Mobility
Incoming Teaching Mobility
Erasmus Teaching Mobility
This activity offers the possibility for lecturers from FAU’s partner universities to stay at our university for teaching purposes, teaching a subject that is part of FAU’s academic curriculum. In order to make use of this opportunity there must be an existing bilateral agreement between FAU and your university and an invitation letter is required.
If you are planning a staff teaching assignment at FAU, first of all we advise you to contact the mobility coordinator for your subject at the University directly to enquire about the possibility and timing of the visit. The mobility coordinator will help you organize the details of the visit (dates, duration and content of the teaching program) and is usually the person responsible for the final decision on accepting visiting lecturers.
All the information on this page can also be found in our detailed guide for each line. If you are already planning a specific stay, please download it for your line and read it carefully. It is part of the funding documents.
The Erasmus Grant Program for Staff Mobility for Teaching
Who can participate and receive an Erasmus grant?
Please note that all participants are responsible for covering the cost of their own accommodation, travel and most meals.
Participants coming from a partner country (non EU-member state) may be eligible for funding through FAU if there is an agreement in place, if a fair and transparent selection process has been completed at the home university. It also depends on the availability of funds and the capacities of the hosting unit at FAU. Please contact us via email@example.com to find out more.
Partners from EU member states may be able to receive Erasmus funding for participating in this programme from their home institution. Please contact your university’s Erasmus coordinator to find out whether this is a possibility.
Teaching exchanges are open to staff at FAU’s current partner universities with which we have a valid bilateral Erasmus agreement. Visiting lecturers must teach the same subject that they teach at their home university at FAU.
The teaching should be part of the local syllabus or take the form of additional workshops or lectures. The main purpose of the visit must be teaching, although any additional time can be spent on research collaboration or meeting with colleagues and exchange students.
How much is the funding?
The daily staff mobility subsistence rate for Germany is 160 € (days 1-14). From day 15, it is 112 € per day. The maximum duration is 60 days, including travel.
Travel lump sum
Additionally, a travel lump sum as a one-time payment can be granted. The amount is calculated according to the real distance travelled:
||Lump sum for “Green Travel”
|10-99 km:||20 EUR||–|
|100-499 km:||180 EUR||210 EUR|
|500-1999 km:||275 EUR||320 EUR|
|2000-2999 km:||360 EUR||410 EUR|
|3000-3999 km:||530 EUR||610 EUR|
|4000-7999 km:||820 EUR||–|
|8000+ km:||1500 EUR||–|
*For trips with a lower-emission means of transport (e.g. bus, train, car pool, ferry or combination thereof), the higher flat-rate travel expenses listed above can be paid for “Green Travel” and, depending on the days actually required, between 2-4 travel days can be offset against the total funding period.
Which countries and partner universities participate?
|Country||Subject Area||Number of places|
|Iran, Tehran U||Geography||1 x 2 weeks|
|Palestine, Bethlehem University||Political Science||1 x 1 week|
|Palestine, Bethlehem University||Arabic||1 x 1 week|
|Jordan, University of Jordan, Amman||Humanities – Islamic Studies||1 x 1 week|
|Israel, Al-Qasemi College||Islamic Studies||1 x 1 week|
|Dominican Republic, Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo||Romanic Studies||1 x 1 week|
|New Zealand, University of Otago, Dunedin||Geography||tba|
|New Zealand, University of Otago, Dunedin||Political Science||tba|
|New Zealand, University of Otago, Dunedin||Physics||tba|
|Cuba, Universidad de La Habana||Romanic Studies||1 x 1 week, contract in preparation|
|Haiti, Universite Etat Haiti, Port-au-Prince||Romanic Studies||1 x 1 week|
|South Africa, North-West University, Potchefstroom||Geography||2 x 1 weeks|
|South Africa, Rhodes University||Geography||1 x 1 week|
How to apply for an Erasmus Teaching at FAU?
Staff must complete the required Erasmus documentation in order to receive funding.
Prior to departure:
Once you have expressed your interest in Teaching at FAU within the Framework of Erasmus, please register on our application platform Mobility Online. You will receive the link to register via email. Via this platform you will receive all necessary information to make preparations for your stay at FAU. If you are coming from a partner country (non EU-member state) we will provide you with the necessary documents for you to download from Mobility Online.
A program for the Erasmus Teaching must be agreed upon by both the participant and the host at FAU. The plan must describe the planned teaching activities to be carried out with specific dates and needs to be signed by the host at FAU.
Additionally, a Mobility Agreement for Training must be signed by all parties involved. Further information will be provided via the application platform Mobility Online.
- confirmation of teaching program (the receiving chair at FAU will sign this document)
- EU Survey training report form (online report link will be sent to participants by e-mail directly by the EU)
How long can I stay for an Erasmus Staff Teaching mobility at FAU?
- Minimum duration of teaching: 2 days for program countries and 5 days for partner countries
- Maximum duration of teaching: 2 months
Teaching hours: Staff must deliver at least 8 hours of teaching per week or each part of a week and this must be evidenced in the Teaching Program.
Travel days are not included in the calculation of the minimum duration. Subsistence grant for two to four travel days either side of the mobility may also be funded if requested at time of application.
How can I find suitable Accomodation?
FAU provides participants with a list of hotels in Erlangen, Nürnberg and Fürth. Participants are free to book other accommodation if they wish.
Inclusion and equal opportunities are central concerns of the Erasmus+ programme. FAU strives to enable the independent mobility of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. If you will receive the Erasmus funding from FAU special additional funding can be requested from the Erasmus National Agency for university employees with a proven degree of disability (GdB) of 20 or more.
Please get in touch several months before your planned mobility so that we can submit an additional funding application (real cost application) to the Erasmus National Agency for you in good time 2-3 months in advance.
For all people in need of special assistance please contact us in advance so that we can support you with practical preparations.
Stay abroad with child/ren
Similarly, parents should be given the opportunity to travel abroad with their child/children.
If you will receive the Erasmus funding from FAU please contact us several months before your planned mobility so that we can submit an additional application for funding (real cost application) to the National Erasmus Agency for you in good time 2-3 months in advance.
For all parents coming with their child/ren, please contact us in advance so that we can assist you with additional needed preparations.
The Office of International Affairs is endeavoring to release the reports submitted via our “Mobility Online” platform as soon as possible.
Visiting Professorship Program
The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts provides FAU with annual funding with the aim of attracting international researchers as visiting professors for a limited period of time. This is intended to allow short-term research projects to be carried out and to make teaching more international. Ideally, the visiting professor should be involved in both research and teaching.
From 2022 onwards, non-academic internationals from the professional world can also be invited as part of the objective of the Visiting Professor Program.
All FAU professors are eligible to submit applications. It is not possible for the international guest to apply directly. For more information about the program and the application procedure, please visit the Visiting Professor Program page on the intranet.