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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 faculty/unit at the University of Borås after the exchange. The amount depends on the number of mobility days (max. 5), travel days (max. 2), which country you are going to, and whether you have special needs. This means 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. We suggest that you involve your international coordinator in the process, but please note that it is you who are responsible for contacting the receiving university/institution and arranging your stay. Here is the contact information to International Office.

Then fill in the internal application form (1) below and send it to Linda Lindstedt at International Office. If you will receive a positive reply, you have 30 days to complete and 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.

Please note that you application must be submitted no later than 8 weeks before your planned departure and that only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

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 can apply for the Erasmus grant for teaching.