Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Teaching (STA)

The Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Lecturers (STA) offers lecturers from universities in 32 European countries the opportunity to teach at TUM. Visiting lecturers enhance the academic offering and strengthen the European dimension at TUM.

Partner universities

All TUM departments take part in the Erasmus+ program and have bilateral student exchange agreements with more than 300 partner universities. These partnerships can also be used for lecturer mobility purposes. Additional Erasmus+ partnerships with universities with a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) can be arranged upon request.

Benefits of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Teaching (STA)

An Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Lecturers (STA) offers financial and administrative benefits for visiting lecturers:

Financial support

Your home university may contribute to the financial support you will receive as a visiting lecturer at TUM within the scope of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Lecturers. For further information, please contact the International Office of your home university.

Requirements for participation

The following requirements must be met in order to apply for the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Teaching (STA):

Who is eligible?

  • For further information on eligibility, please contact the International Office of your home university.
  • Staff members of companies from countries participating in the Erasmus+ program (STA2)

Modalities

  • Fundable duration of stay: At least two days, up to a maximum of two months.
  • At least eight hours of lectures must be held at TUM per week or part of a week. If the duration of the mobility phase exceeds one week, the minimum amount of teaching hours per additional day will be calculated as follows: 8 hours divided by 5 days, multiplied by the number of additional days.
  • An Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement is a prerequisite for lecturer mobilities (further information about the Erasmus+ partnerships of TUM can be found above). Additional agreements can be arranged upon request. These will usually be prepared by the university employing the visiting lecturer.
  • A written agreement regarding the content and scope of the course or module with the partner university, the Mobility Agreement for Teaching (pdf, 210 KB), must be signed and submitted prior to departure.

Application

Application procedure

Lecturers interested in taking part in the staff mobility program for lecturers at TUM must find a contact person at TUM who will host their visit. This can either be via a direct contact at a TUM school or department or via the application form available at the International Center.

Documents required when applying via the International Center:

The International Center will forward these documents to the relevant TUM unit but cannot guarantee that your stay will be approved.

Contacts

The International Affairs Delegates of each TUM school or department will provide information about its Erasmus+ partner universities and share their technical expertise and information regarding lecturer mobility.

For questions regarding Erasmus+ support and the application procedure, please contact the International Office of your home university.

Documents/prerequisites for an Erasmus+ grant

Participants from universities

As Erasmus+ grants are provided by the home university, please discuss the documents to be submitted and the requirements to be met with your home university.

An Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement is a prerequisite for lecturer mobilities (further information about the Erasmus+ partnerships of TUM can be found above). Additional agreements can be arranged upon request. These will usually be prepared by the university employing the visiting lecturer.

Corporate participants

Erasmus+ provides financial support for teaching stays of corporate staff. The following documents must be submitted for this purpose at the TUM International Center.

Erasmus+ grants will be released as soon as specific documents have been submitted to the International Center and specific requirements have been met.

Before departure

  • Invitation letter: Written by your contact person at TUM
  • Submission of the Erasmus Grant Agreement. This document will be provided to lecturers in due time prior to the start of their mobility, and the signed original must be submitted to the International Center before the starting date of the mobility.

During your stay abroad

Confirmation of stay (pdf, 78,8 KB), detailing the number of hours taught as well as the start and end dates of your official stay. The Confirmation of Stay must be completed and the original must be signed by the Officer in charge at the host university at the end of the stay.

After your stay (no later than four weeks after your return)

  • Submission of the Confirmation of Stay (original)
  • Submission of your original travel tickets    
  • Writing and upload of a Post-Travel Report (template and link to be sent by Mail)
  • Completion of an EU questionnaire for the European Commission (login details will be provided automatically by Mail via the EU database). 

For further information about the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program for Teaching, please visit the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).



What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the program for education, youth and sports of the European Union. For further information, please visit the website of the European Commission.

PDF documents for download
Erasmus+ University Charta (EUC) (pdf, 419 KB)
TUM Policy Statement (pdf, 146 KB)
Erasmus Student Charta (pdf, 690 KB)