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Teaching at a partner university in Europe - Erasmus

Erasmus+ is an exchange programme financed by the EU and makes it possible for you as a teacher to receive a grant to teach at another university within the Erasmus cooperation. Eligible countries are the 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Macedonia and Turkey. A valid exchange agreement must exist 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 other university also have to be a participant in the Erasmus cooperation and have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). A bilateral agreement between the universities is required. It is also possible to apply for the grant if you are from a foreign corporation/organization and accepts a teaching assignment at the University of Borås

The main objectives with the Erasmus programme, teaching assignment are:

  • To encourage higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of the course offer
  • To allow students who do not have the possibility to participate in a mobility scheme, to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from higher education institutions and from invited staff of enterprises in other European countries
  • To promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods
  • To create links between higher education institutions and with enterprises
  • To motivate students and staff to become mobile and to assist them in preparing a mobility period

What can you do?

All kinds of teaching of students at bachelor, master’s and PhD level when the teaching staff is present at the host university are eligible activities, some examples are:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • supervision of individual work
  • examination etc.

An agreement on the planned teaching activities, a so called Staff mobility for teaching - mobility agreement has to be signed before the mobility takes place. The minimum requirements for teaching assignments is two days and at least 8 hours of teaching.
University of Borås has decided to approve applications for maximum one week to enable for more teachers to perform an exchange within Erasmus. You can of course stay abroad longer than one week but you can only receive a scholarship for one week.


The Erasmus grant will be transferred to your academy/department at the University of Borås after the exchange has taken place. The grant consists of one part which is compensation depending on the amount of days for the exchange (based on which country the exchange takes place) and one part aiming to cover travel expenses (please see amounts and distance calculator). It is possible to receive the daily amount for travel days as well. The Erasmus grant is a financial contribution and might not cover all the costs that might arise through the exchange.


The international coordinator at your academy/unit can help you with the initial contact with the partner university but you plan and arrange your exchange yourself. It is important that you contact the dean/head of department in good time before the exchange will take place so that planning and budget are settled. Think of what you would like to achieve and consult the information about the partner universities of University of Borås. If you wish to visit a university where you have personal contacts please inform your international coordinator so that an exchange agreement can be set up. Submit the application form and send it to exchange@hb.se. You will receive a notification if funds are available and you have one month to submit the Staff mobility for teaching – mobility agreement (described above), where the more precise plans for the exchange is described and agreed with the partner university.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on a first come first served basis. In a situation of competition priority will be given to staff who has not taken part in the Erasmus programme before. Priority will also be given to teacher mobility which is an integrated part of a programme at the host university, which leads to new teaching material, deepened and widened contacts and cooperations and preparations for future cooperation projects.

Do you instead want to perform a staff training within your work tasks through job shadowing at another university/organization/company or take part of a course, seminar or workshop, you can apply for the Erasmus+ grant for staff training.