Erasmus+ teaching mobility

Erasmus+ offers an opportunity for academic staff to teach at a partner institution in one of the 30 participating countries in Europe.

Erasmus visits:

  • allow staff to contribute to, and learn from, best practice.
  • find out first-hand the workings of another European education system.
  • contribute to teaching a course with European colleagues.
  • The main purpose of the visit should be for teaching and not research.

As well as benefit the individual’s professional development, Erasmus+ Staff Mobility is intended to contribute to the wider Internationalisation and modernisation strategies of Keeles International strategy.

Staff will be asked to complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form which should be handed to your School Internationalisation Director (SID)/ Head of School for their comments.

The final application should be received by the Global Education Team.

Erasmus+ covers 32 countries in Europe outside the UK: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Turkey. Keele University has a long list of partners through the EU.

Participants for Staff Teaching should consider universities where there are existing partnerships, however justification for mobility to non-partner universities can be made in the Expression of Interest.

  • Minimum duration of teaching: 2 days
  • 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 Programme.

Travel days are not included in the calculation of the minimum duration.

This will vary depending on where you want to visit and for how long. Please note that the grants may not cover the full cost of your period abroad, but do contribute a substantial portion. Grants are also awarded on a receipts expenditure basis only. Your travel grant (transportation) will be based on the "travel distance" this will be determined by the British Council distance calculator.

The Erasmus+ European Working Party will meet to review and approve applications. Successful candidates will be notified after this meeting and requested to indicate acceptance of their mobility within 2 weeks.

Please note that staff are responsible for arranging their own travel and insurance.

Travel insurance

Please complete the university Risk Assessment form at least five full working days prior to departure.