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Time spent abroad for educators and staff

Erasmus+ for lecturers and university staff

Erasmus+ for lecturers
Erasmus+ university staff
abroad for educators and staff

Teaching assignments abroad are becoming increasingly more important and attractive, also for lecturers. Within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, the FOM offers educators and university staff the opportunity to gain experience abroad and to expand their international network.

In addition to student exchanges, the Erasmus programme promotes teacher mobility in the form of short guest-teaching visits to Erasmus+ partner universities. These teaching visits serve to exchange experience and knowledge between lecturers in the different European countries. This in turn should benefit university students.

The Erasmus+ offer is aimed both at lecturers and employees of the FOM University in Germany, as well as at lecturers from any one of the international partner universities who would like to complete a guest lectureship in Germany at one of the nationwide FOM university centres.

For this purpose, the FOM University can apply to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for annual funding from the budget of the EU Erasmus+ Programme.

Further information

Applications can be made by all FOM lecturers. One does not automatically have a legal right to the financial support. If you are interested in obtaining support with lecturer mobility, please apply by 1st August of each year (for a stay abroad during a winter semester) or by 1st February of each year (for a stay abroad during a summer semester) and address your application to

FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gGmbH
Erasmus+ Coordinator Kristina Kovacic M.A.
Leimkugelstraße 6
45141 Essen 

As long as funds are still available, later applications may also be considered. Teaching periods abroad can best be realised on the basis of personal contacts to foreign universities. This also applies to the establishment of new co-operations.

Teaching periods abroad must consist of at least 8 teaching hours and 2 days. The scope of the teaching assignment must be compatible with the teaching activities at the FOM. The teaching period abroad should also lead to further co-operation between the FOM and the foreign university.

If more applications are received than funds are available, the university management will decide which will be funded. Preference will be given to applications that can be used to expand the links between the universities, e.g. through new cooperation projects or the expansion of existing projects. According to the statutes of Erasmus+, repeated funding is possible, but priority is given to persons who have not yet carried out a teaching period abroad within the framework of Erasmus+.

The funding includes accommodation and travel allowances. A fee for teaching assignments is not paid.

The FOM University invites foreign guest lecturers to teach at the nationwide university centres. If you can use your contacts or are interested as a foreign educator, please contact Kristina Kovacic. The FOM is currently particularly interested in contacts in English-speaking countries (e.g. England, Ireland or Scotland) or Scandinavia.

Kristina Kovacic
Kristina Kovacic
Erasmus+ Koordinatorin
+49 201 81004-321

Erasmus+ provides further education and training for university staff in countries participating in the programme to enhance internationalisation.

For further education and training purposes, university staff from a German higher education institution or university with ECHE may be transferred to a host higher education institution or university with ECHE or to another institution located in another programme country and active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training or youth.

The periods abroad last at least two days and at most two months.

STT can support university staff from all sectors.

The financial support for mobility under Erasmus+ for education or further education and training purposes is based on the different costs of living in the target countries ("Programme Countries"). Standard daily rates apply for funding by German universities.

Since the project year 2018, the following fixed per diem rates apply to Germany for three groups of countries up to the 14th day of stay; from the 15th to the 60th day of stay, funding amounts to 70 percent of the mentioned per diem rates:

Country group 1: 180 Euro/day
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Country group 2: 160 Euro/day
Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus

Country group 3: 140 Euro/day 
Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

In addition to these daily rates, travel costs depending on the actual distances between the starting point and destination of the mobility are added, which are determined uniformly throughout Europe using a calculation tool. The following amounts are reimbursed per stay and depending on the distance:

  • 10 km–99 km with 20 Euro/participant
  • 100 km–499 km with 180 Euro/ participant
  • 500 km–1,999 km with 275 Euro/ participant
  • 2,000 km–2,999 km with 360 Euro/ participant
  • 3,000 km–3,999 km with 530 Euro/ participant
  • 4,000 km–7,999 km with 820 Euro/ participant
  • 8,000 km and more with 1,500 Euro/ participant


Kristina Kovacic
Kristina Kovacic
Erasmus+ Koordinatorin
+49 201 81004-321