Erasmus+ mobility for teaching
Teaching mobility is an action within the Erasmus programme, that all academic employees at University of Bergen may benefit from.
Teachers, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and temporary staff at UiB may go on teaching mobility. Teaching mobility provides good opportunities to establish and maintain contact with foreign colleagues and educational institutions in EU countries in addition to Iceland, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.
The teaching can consist of lectures, seminars or one-on-one teaching or tutoring. It is a requirement that minimum 8 hours of teaching per week takes place at the host university (not via e-mail or Zoom) to be eligible for funding. Mobility must be based on an Erasmus + agreement between UiB and the partner university, and the partner university should prepare the teaching program in cooperation with the teacher well in advance. It is the sending institution who elects and funds the outgoing teachers for Erasmus mobility.
The mobility must last a minimum of two days excluding travel, and the duration of teaching must be a minimum of eight hours. If the mobility lasts for more than a week, the duration of teaching must be a minimum of eight hours each week. It is also possible to travel on a combined teaching and training stay, and then the requirement for teaching is 4 hours in addition to training (see also Erasmus mobility for training). A training component can consist of a seminar, workshop, a course, or job shadowing. The maximum length of stay is two months, but normally you will not receive Erasmus support for more than one working week (5 days).
Before traveling, the employee must fill in and sign the Mobility agreement consisting of objectives of the mobility, added value of the mobility, as well as content of the teaching programme (see Mobility Agreement template further down the page). This agreement must be signed by both the sending and receiving institution as well as the teacher before the mobility starts.
Contact the international coordinator or study adviser at your department or faculty if you are in doubt about whether we have an agreement which includes teaching mobility with a university.
There are two application deadlines a year at the University of Bergen: September 15th and January 20th.
Contact the administration at your department/faculty if you wish to travel on an Erasmus teaching mobility. The application must be sent from the head of the department/faculty in ePhorte to the Erasmus institutional coordinator at the Division of Student and Academic Affair. You may use the Mobility Agreement (below), completed and signed by all parties, as an application. If expenses exceeds the Erasmus grant, it must be covered by the department/faculty/other funding sources.
The European Commission's travel calculator will be used to calculate the travel distance:
The Erasmus Grant
The Erasmus grand is awarded according to the expenses of the stay and travel, depending on which country in Europe you are traveling to:
Host country and subsistence rate per day:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Sweden, UK: 112 € per day
Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Germany: € 99 per day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary: € 87 per day
Travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 € per participant
Travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 € per participant
Travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 € per participant
Travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 € per participant
Travel distance between 4000 and 7999 km: 820 € per participant
8000 km or longer: 1500 € per participant
Green travel Erasmus
The UiB wishes to reduce its climate footprint and become climate neutral by 2030. All travels, both for students and employees, will have an impact on our climate footprint. The Erasmus Programme has a similar ambition and wants to make erasmus mobility as climate neutral as possible. Therefor there are different travel rates for those who want to travel more climate friendly (train, bus or car).
Travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 210 € per participant
Travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 320 € per participant
Travel distance between 2000 og 2999 km: 410 € per participant
Travel distance between 3000 og 3999 km: 610 € per participant
Confirmation and reporting after the mobility
After the mobility
In order to disburse the Erasmus grant after an exchange, the following documentation must be signed and sent to the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator:
Signed grant agreement
Report via e-mail from EU-Commission
The report must be submitted via a link that is sent from the EU Commission to your e-mail address, after the exchange has ended.
Travel claims must be delivered in the usual way to your department or faculty. The Division of Student and Academic affairs will transfer the Erasmus grant to the department/faculty after the documents mentioned above have been submitted to the Erasmus coordinator.