Erasmus+ worldwide – Staff Mobility for Teaching

Erasmus+ financially supports teaching stays at TUM of scientists and researchers from the non-European partner universities named below. It also offers the option of combining a teaching stay with a research stay.

Partner universities

Within the scope of Erasmus+, funding is currently available for stays at TUM from administrative and academic staff from the following non-European partner universities.

  • Australia: University of Queensland 
  • Brazil: Universidade Estadual Paulista  
  • China: Tsinghua University
  • Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 
  • Israel: Technion - Israel Insitute of Technology
  • Japan:  University of Tokyo

Objectives of an Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching

  • Internationalization of teaching and research
  • Expansion and consolidation of networks
  • International teaching and research experience for early-career scientists
  • Strengthening of individual competencies
  • Exchange of technical knowledge and new perspectives

Financial support and inclusion

Financial support

Amount of financial support provided for mobilities at TUM

  • Amount up to the 14th day of the activity: 160,- € per day; amount from the 15th - 60th day of the activity: 112,- € per day.
  • The travel allowance varies depending on the distance of the partner university to TUM:
Travel Distance Standard Travel Green Travel
500 to 1999 KM 275 EUR 320 EUR
2000 to 2999 KM 360 EUR 410 EUR
3000 to 3999 KM 530 EUR 610 EUR
4000 to 7999 KM 820 EUR -
8000 KM or more 1.500 EUR -

The distance can be calculated using the distance calculator of the Erasmus+ programme. Staff opting for Green Travel will receive additional individual support for travel days, if applicable and justified, of up to 4 days for the outward and return journey.


There is the possibility of additional support for:
    1. persons with a degree of disability of at least 20%.
    2. persons with a chronic illness
    3. participants who are conducting a staff mobility with their child/children.

Please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office to apply for funding and for further advice. A detailed description of the criteria as well as the corresponding funding instruments can be found here (only available in German).

Requirements for participation

The following requirements must be met in order to apply for the Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching:

Who is eligible?

  • Lecturers, researchers, scientists, research assistants as well as doctoral candidates employed by one of our partner universities.
  • Lecturers with similar academic interests to those of the TUM Schools/departments.


  • Fundable duration of stay: At least five 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.
  • A written agreement regarding the content and scope of the course or module, the Mobility Agreement for Teaching, must be signed and submitted prior to departure.


Application procedure

Before TUM can approve a grant, the Erasmus+ coordinator of the home university must nominate the selected candidates to the TUM Global & Alumni Office. Direct applications will not be accepted by TUM.


For questions regarding the application and nomination process, please contact the Erasmus+ coordinator of your home university directly.

The Global & Alumni Office will be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding the Erasmus+ program, the program structure/administrative contacts and financial support.

The International Affairs Delegates of each TUM school or department can share their technical expertise and information regarding staff mobility for teaching and may help you to find to right contact person at TUM.

Documents/prerequisites for an Erasmus+ grant

Upon successful application and nomination by the home university, program participants will receive confirmation by email from the TUM Global & Alumni Office. This e-mail will provide a detailed program checklist and additional forms. The participant will also receive a Grant Agreement which contains all information about the amount and payment modalities of the grant .