ERASMUS+ Mobility for Teaching Staff (STA)

Erasmus+ supports guest lectureships at European partner universities.

By exchanging lecturers the European dimension of the host university is strengthened. The teaching offer can thus be widened and students who are not able to spend a term abroad can benefit from the international perspective to their subject. Mobilities for teaching should aim at the development of cooperations like common curricula as well as the exchange of teaching contents and methods. In addition, a teaching mobility should encourage the students of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences to go abroad. 

Requirements:

  • The duration of the teaching assignment has to between two days (minimum) to  two months (maximum - excluding travel days) long
  • The amount of hours taught at the host institution is at least eight hours per week

Requirements the host university has to meet:

  • Inter-Institutional Agreement with the Hochschule Ansbach
  • European Certificate for Higher Education (ECHE)

Who can take part?

The following group of people can benefit from funding:

  • Lecturers, who have a contractual relationship to the Hochschule
  • Lecturers/Contract teachers ("Lehrbeauftragte")
  • Emeritus professors and pensioned lecturers
  • Business professionals from enterprises (Incoming)

In addition, staff from international companies and institutions can be invited to teach at the host university.

The programme offers the following benefits:

The programme offers the following benefits:

  • Contribution to travel cost according to fixed rates (please see Funding)
  • Contribution to accomodation expenses according to fixed rates (please see Funding)
  • Lecturers with special needs can apply for additional funding


Important Advice

The International Office's funds are limited for staff mobility.

In accordance with the guidelines of the European Commission, mobilities which support the development of cooperations or have a positive effect on the strategy of internationalisation of both, the sending and receiving institution, have to be given preference over other mobilities. Furthermore, mobilities which have a positive effect on the exchange of teaching contents and methods should be supported. The added value of the mobility for the students is especially taken into consideration. Mobilities for training purposes should be prioritized over other mobilities, when they have a direct positive impact on the services offered for students.

In general, repeated mobilities are possible. However, colleagues who have not yet taken part in the Erasmus programme should be given preference.

The work group for international matters (Arbeitskreis Auslandsangelegenheiten) chooses the participants for the programme. 

There is no right to funding.

Further information can be found on the following pages:

Application

Erasmus+ enables lecturers and other teaching staff to do a teaching assignment at one of the ERASMUS+ partner universities of Hochschule Ansbach.

Mobilities in the framework of the Erasmus Programme are only possible between partner universities. If you would like to travel to a university in one of the Erasmus Programme Countries in order to develop a cooperation please contact the International Office.
How do I apply?

In order to apply for the Erasmus Programme please follow the steps outlined below. The work group for international matters (Arbeitskreis Auslandsgelegenheiten) chooses the participants for the programme. The applicants will be informed as soon as possible.
Admission criteria

  • language skills
  • eligibility of the university
  • content of the teaching programme
  • added value of the teaching assignment in the context of the internationalisation strategy of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
  • development or initiation of cooperations
  • expected outcomes and impact (e.g. on the professional development of the teaching staff member and on the competencies of students at both institutions)

Application procedure

  1. Please hand in the application form to the International Office and add the following documents

These are the documents you need to hand in:

  • invitation letter of the host institution
  • travel authorization form
  • travel cost account statement

There is no deadline for applications. The work group for international matters (Arbeitskreis Auslandsangelegenheiten) chooses the participants for the programme. The decision is taken with regard to the above stated criteria and the availability of means.

Important Advice

The International Office's funds are limited for staff mobility.

In accordance with the guidelines of the European Commission, mobilities which support the development of cooperations or have a positive effect on the strategy of internationalisation of both, the sending and receiving institution, have to be given preference over other mobilities. Furthermore, mobilities which have a positive effect on the exchange of teaching contents and methods should be supported. The added value of the mobility for the students is especially taken into consideration. Mobilities for training purposes should be prioritized over other mobilities, when they have a direct positive impact on the services offered for students.

In general, repeated mobilities are possible. However, colleagues who have not yet taken part in the Erasmus programme should be given preference.

The work group for international matters (Arbeitskreis Auslandsangelegenheiten) chooses the participants for the programme.

There is no right to funding.

Funding Mobility for Staff Mobility

The funding for Erasmus+ mobilities for teaching or training depends on the living expenses in the destination country.

With the programme year 2018 the following sums are applicable for German higher education institutions for subsistence costs. Until the 14th day of the mobility the full rate is applicable.  From the 15th to the 60th day of the mobility the grant amounts to 70% of the daily rate:

Zielland 

Stückkosten je Tag
pro Teilnehmer bis zum 14. Tag der Aktivität (ohne Reisetage)
Stückkosten je Tag
pro Teilnehmer vom 15. bis 60. Tag der Aktivität (ohne Reisetage)
70% des Satzes

Dänemark, Finnland, Irland, Island, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norwegen, Schweden, Vereinigtes Königreich

180 EUR126 EUR

Belgien, Deutschland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Italien, Malta, Niederlande, Österreich, Portugal, Spanien, Zypern

160 EUR112 EUR

Bulgarien, Estland, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Polen, Rumänien, Slowakei, Slowenien, EJR Mazedonien, Tschechische Republik, Türkei, Ungarn

140 EUR98 EUR

Contribution to travel costs

In addition to the contribution to the subsistence costs, a contribution to travel costs is paid by the programme. The amount is calculated with a uniform tool. The calculated distance between starting point and target destination in the tool is the single distance. The unit cost that corresponds to the distance in the table is used for the complete journey (journey there and return journey).

The following amount is paid per mobility, depending on the distance:

Entfernung

Stückkostenbetrag

10km - 99km

20 EUR

100km - 499km

180 EUR

500km - 1.999km

275 EUR

2.000km - 2.999km

360 EUR

3.000km - 3.999km

530 EUR

4.000km - 7.999km

820 EUR

8.000km und mehr

1500 EUR

 

Travel Days

A maximum of one additional day for travelling can be granted. Please make sure to include the additional travel day in your application.

Please Note:

There is no right to funding or to a certain amount of funding.

Zero Grant Mobility

Participants may take part in a mobility as "zero grant" participants.  All conditions that apply to staff with an Erasmus+ funding have to be followed by "zero grant" participants.

Additional funding

Additional funding by the programme is possible for people in difficulty or people with special needs. For further information please contact the International Office.

Procedure

Mobility with Erasmus+

Below you can read which steps are necessary before, during and after the mobility. Please see the to-do list (in German) for more information.

Application

  1. Application form

    Please fill in the application form. Then add the necessary documents and send it to the International Office.

    For teaching assignments:

    - travel authorization form (see below)

    For mobilities for training:

    - travel authorization form (see below)
    - a written document outlining why your mobility is eligible for funding (according to the admission criteria)
     
  2. Travel authorization form

    An Erasmus+ mobility for teaching or training requires a travel authorization. The form can be found on drive O (Vorlagen/ Vorlagen Finanzen). Please read the guidelines for filling in the travel authorization form.

Before the mobility

  1. Mobility Agreement - Staff Mobility for Teaching or Training

    Before departure the Mobility Agreement has to be filled in with the help of the International Office. It then has to be signed by the participant, the host and the sending institution.
     
  2. Grant Agreement

    The Grant Agreement stipulates the exact duration of the stay as well as the amount of the grant. After the International Office has received your travel authorization form and the signed Mobility Agreement it will send you the Grant Agreement. Please sign it and hand the original copy in to the International Office.
     
  3. Statement on travel cost claim

    The statement has to be signed by the participant before the mobility. The grant is paid in fixed rates so no travel cost claim can be made.
     
  4. Receiving the grant

    Once the IO has received the signed Grant Agreement and the signed Mobility Agreement (signed by all three parties) the grant can be paid.
     
  5. Insurance

    For the time abroad the participant needs insurance coverage (at least health insurance and, if applicable, private liability protection and casualty insurance). The participant commits himself to arrange for sufficient insurance coverage because the Erasmus Programme offers no insurance coverage.
    DAAD offers an insurance package for mobilities abroad. For information on the "DAAD-Gruppenversicherung" please see here.
     

During the mobility

  1. Certificate of Attendance

    The host university or the institution offering the training has to certify the duration in the Certificate of Attendance. After the mobility the form has to be sent to the International Office.
     

After the mobility

  1. Online Survey

    Every participant in an Erasmus mobility has to fill in the EU Online Survey. The link to the survey is sent via email and has to be filled in at the latest 30 days after the mobility.
     
  2. Please hand in the following documents after the mobility:

    - the approved travel authorization form (copy)
    - the Certificate of Attendance

The mobility is completed only after all documents have been handed in.

Further information

If you have any questions or require further information you are welcome to contact the International Office. 

International Office
Hochschule Ansbach
Residenzstraße 8
91522 Ansbach
Germany
phone: +49 (0) 981/4877-145
fax: +49 (0) 981/4877-228
www.hs-ansbach.de
 

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