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Staff training in Europe - Erasmus

Erasmus+ is an exchange programme financed by the EU which enables employees at the University of Borås to receive a grant for developing skills at another university within the Erasmus cooperation. Eligible countries are the 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Macedonia, and Turkey. There is no need for a valid exchange agreement with the receiving institution.

Which are your opportunities?

The Erasmus grant can be received for training relevant for your work tasks/field, for example job shadowing at another university/company/organisation or for participating in courses, seminars, and workshops (but not conferences). For example, language courses for teachers teaching in English or staff training weeks/international weeks. You can search for staff training activities and international weeks at IMOTION (external link).

Doctoral students have the same possibilities as other employees to apply for an Erasmus grant, as long as the activities are connected to their future professional careers or ongoing professions at the university.

Staff training must last at least two working days. The University of Borås has decided to approve applications for a maximum of one week, in order to enable for more staff to go on an Erasmus exchange. Of course you can stay abroad longer than that, but you can only receive a grant for one week.

Some organisations are not eligible to host a staff training activity. These are:

  • All EU institutions (external link), including the links on that page (however, the offices of the political parties are eligible hosts)
  • Organisations handling EU programmes, for example national agencies such as the Swedish Council for Higher Education (to avoid conflicts of interest and/or double funding)

Funding

The Erasmus grant will be transferred to your academy/unit at the University of Borås after the exchange. The grant consists of one part which depends on the number of days of the exchange including travel days (which in turn is based on the country of the exchange), and one that covers travel expenses (see amounts (PDF) and distance calculator (external link) and if you have special needs. Please note that the Erasmus grant is a financial contribution that may not cover all costs associated with the exchange.

Application

If you are interested in going on an exchange, please contact your nearest manager in due time. Think about what you would like to do and where you would like to go.

Fill in the internal application form (1) below and send it to International Office exchange@hb.se. If you receive a positive reply, you have one month to submit the Staff mobility for training - mobility agreement (2), which is the agreement with the receiving party about the more precise plans for your exchange. You will thereafter receive the subsequent instructions from the university's Erasmus officer.

Forms

Selection criteria

The selection is based on first come, first served. If there are more applicants than funds, those who have not taken part in the Erasmus programme before will be prioritised.

If you want to go on a teaching exchange instead, you may apply for the Erasmus grant for teachers.