ERASMUS+ for University Faculty and Staff

ERASMUS+ for Teachers

The European Union’s ERASMUS+ education programme supports international exchange in the fields of education, youth and sport. As part of this programme, teachers at the University of Music Wuerzburg have the opportunity to spend a period abroad in the form of a teaching residency. The aim is to strengthen the European dimension of the host university, to supplement the courses offered there and to impart specialised knowledge to students, who do not want to or cannot study abroad. In addition, the development of joint study programmes and the exchange of teaching content as well as innovative teaching methods will be the focus of the residency. Last but not least, the teachers participating in the ERASMUS+ programme should motivate both the students of their own university and the students of their host institution to also spend time abroad.

Lecturers, who would like to to gain experience abroad and teach in one of the 33 ERASMUS+ programme countries, receive a financial grant in the form of a mobility allowance for their stay abroad. The programme countries include the 28 countries of the European Union as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia. Residencies in Switzerland can be funded under the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP), which is similar to ERASMUS+. If you are interested in a residency at an institution, which is currently not an ERASMUS+ partner university of the University of Music Wuerzburg, but which participates in the ERASMUS+ program, please contact the team of the IO. If possible, we will then sign an ERASMUS+ cooperation agreement with the respective university!

Teachers can be funded under ERASMUS+ if they are employed by the University of Music Wuerzburg and have citizenship or a corresponding residence permit (refugee, stateless person, permanent residence permit) in an ERASMUS+ country.

Funding

Mobility for teaching purposes can be funded for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 60 days (without travel times) under ERASMUS+. The necessary number of lessons per residency is eight hours during the first week of stay (i.e. the first seven days). For each additional day of stay, the minimum number of hours is calculated pro rata. For stays abroad, which are shorter than one week, the required number of lessons is also 8 hours.

ERASMUS+ funding includes

  • destination-dependent financial subsidies for room, board, and travel costs*
  • special grants for handicapped persons (if applicable)

* the rates for room and board are based on the cost of living in the target countries and are ranked in four groups of countries. The following uniform daily rates apply up to the 14th day of residency; from the 15th to the 60th day of residency, the subsidy amounts to 70 percent of the daily rate:

Group 1 (€180 per day):Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Group 2 (€160 per day):Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
Group 3 (€140 per day):Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

 

The travel allowance depends on the distance between the home and the host university. Depending on the distance, the following amounts are paid out:

<100 km€ 20
100 km – 499 km€ 180
500 km – 1,999 km€ 275
2,000 km – 2,999 km€ 360
3,000 km – 3,999 km€ 530
4,000 km – 7,999 km€ 820
8,000 km and more€ 1,500


Important: Parallel funding for similar costs from funds of other EU programmes is excluded. Similarly, ERASMUS+ mobility cannot at the same time be written off as a business trip. The entitlement to funding at the home university (through national scholarships or loans) should be maintained for the duration of the stay abroad.

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year. Applications received later will only be considered if the ERASMUS+ budget of the university has not yet been exhausted!

After the stay abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Confirmation of Attendence
  • Original receipts
  • EU online questionnaire (request is automatically sent by e-mail)
  • Narrative experience report (in addition to the online questionnaire!)

In addition, the following documents must be submitted to the Press Office upon return:

  • Short report for the website
  • Photos, films, newspaper articles (if applicable)

ERASMUS+ for Administrative Staff

As part of the ERASMUS+ education programme of the European Union, staff of the University of Music Wuerzburg have the opportunity to visit other universities for additional training and to continue their education. The activities supported include internships, job shadowing, study and work visits as well as participation in workshops, seminars and language courses. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge and practical skills that are important for the current job and professional development, the acquisition of intercultural skills and the international exchange of experience and good working methods are at the heart of this staff mobility project. Beyond this, the cooperation between the home university and the host institution is promoted.

During their stay abroad in one of the 33 ERASMUS+ programme countries, participating university employees receive a financial grant in the form of a mobility allowance. The programme countries include the 28 countries of the European Union as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia. Residencies in Switzerland can be funded under the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP), which is similar to ERASMUS+. If you are interested in a residency at an institution, which is currently not an ERASMUS+ partner university of the University of Music Wuerzburg, but which participates in the ERASMUS+ program, please contact the team of the IO. If possible, we will then sign an ERASMUS+ cooperation agreement with the respective university!

Funding

Staff mobility can be funded for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 60 days (plus travel time) within the framework of ERASMUS+.

The support includes

  • destination-dependent financial subsidies for room, board, and travel costs*
  • support in preparation before and during the stay abroad
  • special grants for handicapped persons (if applicable)

The rates for room and board are based on the cost of living in the target countries and are ranked in three groups of countries. The following uniform daily rates apply up to the 14th day of residency; from the 15th to the 60th day of residency, the subsidy amounts to 70 percent of the daily rate:

Group 1 (€ 180 per day):Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Group 2 (€ 160 per day):Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
Group 3 (€ 140 per day):Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

Travel allowances depend on the distance between the point of departure and the destination of the mobility. Depending on the distance, the following amounts are paid out:

< 100 km€ 20
100 km – 499 km€ 180
500 km – 1,999 km€ 275
2,000 km – 2,999 km€ 360
3,000 km – 3,999 km€ 530
4,000 km – 7,999 km€ 820
8,000 km and more€ 1,500


Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Invitation or registration for the training event incl. syllabus
  • ERASMUS+ Mobility Agreement for Training (download right)
  • Copy of the signed business trip application (Dienstreiseantrag)
  • Grant Agreement (STT)

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year. Applications received later will only be considered if the ERASMUS+ budget of the university has not yet been exhausted!

After the stay abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Confirmation of Attendence
  • Confirmation of the training course
  • Original receipts
  • EU online questionnaire (request is automatically sent by e-mail)
  • Narrative experience report (in addition to the online questionnaire!)

In addition, the following documents must be submitted to the Press Office upon return:

  • Short report for the website
  • Photos, films, newspaper articles (if applicable)