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Mobilität zu Lehrzwecken Erasmus

Erasmus: teaching mobility

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) also supports guest lectureships at European partner universities with Erasmus.

Important information

Visiting lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its teaching offer and impart their expertise to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad. Where possible, this should include the development of joint study programmes with partner institutions as well as the exchange of teaching content and methods.

Staff mobility must take place in a destination country ("programme country") that is not the country of the sending instituion and not the main country of residence of the person concerned. For teaching purposes, Ruhr-Universität Bochum higher education staff may be promoted to a receiving higher-education institution with ECHE (outbound mobility). Teaching stays within Europe last between two days and two months (excluding travel time); the teaching load is at least eight hours per stay or per week.

Eligible persons

  • Professors and lecturers with contractual relationship to the university
  • Lecturers without endowment
  • Lecturers with contracts for work and services
  • Emeritus professors and retired lecturers
  • Scientific staff
  • Company staff

Programme benefits

Funding is provided for travel and subsistence costs up to a maximum of two weeks in accordance with EU unit costs staggered by destination country.

  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Reimbursement of subsistence costs
  • Special grants for sponsored persons with children
  • Special grants for scholars with disabilities

Financial support for Erasmus mobility for teaching or training purposes is based on the different costs of living in the programme countries. Uniform daily rates apply for funding by German higher-education institutions:

Group 1:
€180 per day for Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Group 2:
€160 per day for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Group 3:
€140 per day for Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.

These daily rates are supplemented by travel costs dependent on the actual distance between the place of departure and destination of the mobility, which are determined uniformly throughout Europe using a calculation tool.

The following amounts are reimbursed, depending on the stay and the distance:

10 km - 99 km with €20
100 km - 499 km with €180
500 km - 1,999 km with €275
2,000 km - 2,999 km with €360
3,000 km - 3,999 km with €530
4,000 km - 7,999 km with €820
8,000 km + with €1,500

Application and formalities

How to participate in the programme:

  • Complete the "Mobility agreement" and submit it to the International Office
  • After the International Office approves the funds, sign the "Grant agreement"
  • After your stay, submit a "Confirmation of stay" from your host university and complete an online EU survey within 30 days after the end of the mobility period.

Tips and information

Teaching mobility is also available for brand new Erasmus partner universities. A bilateral agreement must be concluded for this purpose before the start of your journey. Erasmus mobility for teaching purposes can also be used to support teaching visits by European business staff to German universities.

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