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Teaching at a partner university 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 must be a valid exchange agreement with the receiving university.

Mobility for staff – teaching assignment

Teaching staff at the University of Borås can be granted a scholarship for teaching at a partner university in Europe. The receiving university needs to participate in the Erasmus cooperation and have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), and a bilateral agreement between the universities is required. It is also possible to apply for a grant if you come from another corporation/organisation and accept a teaching assignment at the University of Borås.

The main objectives of the Erasmus programme - teaching assignment are:

  • Encourage higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of the courses offered
  • Allow students that cannot go abroad to benefit from the knowledge and expertise gained by the staff that have participated in an exchange programme ('mobility at home')
  • Promote exchange of knowledge and expertise in terms of pedagogical methods
  • Create bonds between higher education institutions and organisations
  • Motivate students and staff to become more mobile and assist them in preparing a mobility period

Which are your opportunities?

Approved activities are connected to teaching at first, second, as well as third cycle courses and programmes, and that the teacher is present at the receiving university. For example:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Supervising individual students' works
  • Examination

There must be a signed agreement on the planned teaching activities before the mobility takes place. The minimum requirements for a teaching assignment is two days and at least 8 hours of teaching. The University of Borås has decided to approve applications for a maximum of one week to enable for more teachers 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.

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. The international coordinator at your faculty can help you with the initial contact with the partner university but you plan and arrange your exchange yourself, for example by browsing the list of the university's partner universities.

Then 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 specific plans of 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. Priority will also be given to teacher mobility as an integrated part of a programme at the host university that leads to new teaching material, more deep and wide-spread contacts and collaborations, and preparations for future collaboration projects.

If you want to go on a staff training exchange instead, you may apply for the Erasmus+ grant for staff training.